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Protecting the Earth from the Scum of the Universe

It’s 1997, the year the Kyoto Protocol ensured that CO2 emissions were reduced to avert climate change, a small ethical start-up called Google registered their domain name, and Will Smith cemented his legacy as a forever wholesome family rapper.

It was also the year that said wholesome family rapper starred in one of the biggest movies of the decade; ‘Men in Black’, wherein an organisation ‘more secretive than the C.I.A. and more powerful than the F.B.I.’ went on a recruitment drive to help protect Earth from the scum of the universe.

Will Smith’s character of course got the gig, entering him into a top secret world of memory-erasing pen thingies and carboniser fission guns, plus the rather unique vehicles that the ‘Men in Black’ had at their disposal, including a fleet of 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victorias.

In standard form the ’87 Crown Vic could have been an entry into TLCB’s Festival of Mundanity competition, so deep was its nondescriptness. However, the Men in Black version came equipped with a few… optional extras, most notably a little red button that initiated a sequence of the finest CGI that 1997 could muster.

Previous bloggee Peter Zieske has captured the effects of pushing the aforementioned button beautifully in brick form, with the result perhaps even more visually believable than its movie counterpart.

Further images of Peter’s brilliant transforming ‘Men in Black’ Ford LTD Crown Vic can be found at his Flickr album, and you can click here to take a look, whilst we ponder the fact that the entire world seems to have been on the receiving end of the ‘Men in Black’s memory-erasing pen thingy since 1997…

Here Come the Men in Black…

Lego Men in Black Ford P.O.S

Here come the Men in Black
Galaxy defenders
Here come the Men in Black
They won’t let you remember

Oh, we nearly forgot; this awesome recreation of the Ford LTD from the movie is the work of Ralph Savelsberg.  Hit the red button here.

A Slab of Seventies Shi… Er, Stuff

Ford LTD Coupe

Crap but oh-so-cool. America in the 1970s was very big and very wallowy

This might just be the best mix of Technic and System parts we’ve ever seen. Combining smooth Technic beams, Technic plates, and regular studs-up build System bricks, this 1970 Ford LTD Coupe is an astonishing piece of design. Not something you can say about many 1970s American cars. Paliason is the MOCer behind this, and you can view it and his other amazing works on Brickshelf.

Ford LTD Coupe

1970 Ford LTD Coupe