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Febrovery Mash Ups

The fun festival of all things Lego, sci-fi and car-like that is Febrovery has started over on Flickr. These mash-ups of parts and stickers from LEGO’s Disney “Cars” license and old space themes from Frost really caught our eye. The pair of bonnets (hoods for American readers), wrapped around the rocket on the M:Tron design, are particularly good bit of NPU.

The group is already filling up with a wide variety of eccentric and sometimes useful looking vehicles from a wide variety of builders, many of whom are TLCB regulars. Click this link to the group to find out what’s going on.

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Mega Micro Space

Rat Dude has built this tiny version of the classic 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer. It comes complete with a telescopic grab arm and little rover, just like the original. There’s also a very neat helicopter, featuring some ice-lolly NPU. Being a food item, it was instantly spotted by the TLCB Elves. Click the link at the start of the post and see if you can spot it too.

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Grand Canyon

Lego M-Tron

Your Mom sent us a picture of her grand canyon a while back but we can’t post that here, so instead here’s Mark of Falworth‘s version, complete with three neat M-Tron surveillance vehicles deep within it. There’s more to see on Flickr – click the link to take a look.

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MegaTron

Lego M-Tron

LEGO Space is getting weird. Previously peaceful Classic Spacemen are kicking ass and M-Tron has been supersized.

No sooner had we pinched Wami Delthorn’s enormous reimagining of the classic 1993 M-Tron Core Magnetiser set from The Brothers Brick than one of our enterprising Elves went and found a 6989 re-boot of our own.

This ridiculously cool (and equally massive) version of the classic M-Tron set comes from Flickr’s Rat Dude, and it’s taken M-Tron to a whole new level. With a small army of mini-figures, Technic suspension, and Power Functions drive, this is Lego space as TLCB likes it!

There’s a whole lot more to see of Rat’s insane 6989 M-Tron recreation at his photostream – click the link above to join us there.

Lego 6989 M-Tron

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Caught Red Handed

Lego M-Tron Core Magnetiser

OK, we might as well come clean. Our Elves did not find this creation, and thus they haven’t been fed, and thus they are sulking. The Brothers Brick uncovered this incredible motorised re-imagining of the classic M-Tron 6989 set by Flickr’s Wami Delthorn, and so awesome is it that we had to post it here too. How awesome you say? This awesome…

There’s more to see of Wami’s brilliant M-Tron Core Magnetiser 2.0 on Flickr via the link above – take a look whilst we watch the video again and weigh up a move into marketing…

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Rovers Return

Lego M-Tron Rover

There’s only a week left of this year’s Febrovery (although you can of course build a rover any time you like), and here are two more of our favourites so far. Above, and resuscitating the classic M-Tron theme, is Andrew Lee‘s entry, whilst below Jon Blackford has chosen to go a simian-shaped route. See more of each on Flickr at the links.

Lego Sci-Fi Mech Rover

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Ferrari Testarossa – Picture Special

Lego Ferrari Testarossa 512 Firas Abu Jaber

This incredible creation comes from car-building legend, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round nice guy Firas Abu-Jaber. It is of course the bewitching Ferrari Testarossa.

Firas makes his return to TLCB with several versions of the iconic Italian super car, including the original 1980s incarnation, the later 512 TR, and a spider variant.

Lego Ferrari Testarossa

The Testarossa launched in the mid-80s with a mid-mounted 4.9 litre flat-12 engine (necessitating the car’s enormous signature side vents), and over 10,000 were built across all variants until production ceased around a decade later, making it one of Ferrari’s all-time best selling models.

Lego Ferrari Firas Abu Jaber

Fires Abu-Jaber’s stunning replicas of the quintessential Ferrari recreate every detail in breathtaking realism, and he’s thrown in some unique building techniques too, including the ingenious use of LEGO magnets to attach the rear bodywork and engine – a technique we expect to see used throughout the online community before long.

There’s a huge gallery of images available to view, including ‘how-to’ shots of that cunning magnetism, on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to see all the photos, plus you can read Firas’ interview here at TLCB by clicking here.

Lego Ferrari Testarossa 512

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