Tag Archives: Miniland

American Classics – Picture Special

Lego Classic Car Garage

Ralph Savelsberg, aka Mad Physicist, is one of the most prolific bloggees here at TLCB. One of our Master MOCers and a writer for the The Brothers Brick (everybody boo!), Ralph has been building stunning Miniland scale vehicles for years, and years, and years. His creations number in the hundreds, but until now he’s had no-where to put them. Finally though, a few are getting a home!

Lego Classic Car Garage

This brilliant classic car workshop, inspired by some of the workshop-builders that have appeared here in recent times, contains everything you’d expect to find in a modern repair facility, plus of course, some wonderful classic American cars. Six of the eight vehicles have appeared here at TLCB in some form or another, with the Ford F150 pick-up and a Hudson Hornet making their debuts today (we think!).

Lego Classic Car Garage

Amongst the classics are a Pontiac BonnevilleFord Fairlane Crown Victoria SkylinerBuick RivieraChevrolet ImpalaChevrolet 3100 Stepside pick-up, and the aforementioned Hudson, all expertly recreated in miniature. There are also two dreadful modern pick-ups; a ’90s Ford F150, and if that wasn’t bad enough there’s the simply awful (but superbly replicated) Dodge Ram too.

Lego Classic Car Garage

We’ll stick with the classics, and there’s more to see of each beautiful ’50s-’60s slice of Americana via the links above to the respective articles here at The Lego Car Blog, and you can see more photos of the complete workshop via Ralph’s Flickr photostream – click here and enjoy!

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The Eliminator

Lego ZZ Top Eliminator Hot Rod

ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’ hot rod is very nearly as famous as the band themselves. This ace Miniland replica of the iconic ’33 Ford Coupe comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg and there’s more to see here.

Lego ZZ Top Eliminator Car Ford Coupe

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Bricking Breaking Bad

Lego Breaking Bad Meth Lab RV

Possibly the greatest TV show of recent times is back (sort of) with the arrival of the new spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’. Here at TLCB though, we’re all about the original – and what better way to remind ourselves of the five seasons of brilliance than with two of Breaking Bad’s most infamous vehicles; Walter White’s Fleetwood RV meth lab, and his hideous (and perfectly cast) Pontiac Aztec.

Both of the Miniland-scale Lego recreations in this post have been built by Stephan Sander, and they can be viewed in more detail on either MOCpages or Flickr.

Lego Pontiac Aztec Breaking Bad

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Classic Nomadic

Lego Chevrolet Nomad

Based on LEGO’s own Miniland 1957 Chevrolet, Nate Andrews makes his TLCB debut with his brilliantly reworked Nomad version of the American classic. An unusual car in 1950s America, the Nomad offered Chevrolet bling in a practical wagon/estate/tourer package. We love cars like this here at TLCB, and Nate’s is well worth a look. You can check it out at both MOCpages and Flickr.

Lego '57 Chevy Nomad

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The Wheels on the Bus…


Rhys Knight has everyone’s dream job: he gets paid to “play” with Lego, working for Bright Bricks. The Elves have just come back from a raid on MOCpages with two of Rhys’s latest commissions. First is this miniland scale Model T Ford, complete with its starting handle, brick-built folded roof and bodywork in any colour.

The Elves were far more excited by the second new build from Rhys, a giant London Routemaster Bus, based around the Lego Unimog wheels. The Elves were rewarded with a handful of red Smarties (they’re the best sort) and all bundled onto the double-decker singing “The Wheels on the Bus”; continuously, loudly, incessantly, unceasingly, tunelessly.

Unfortunately the TLCB airhorn is out of gas, until they’re on special offer at Aldi again, and so we were powerless to shut them up. This blog post is having to be written from the relative quite of the TLCB walk-in mini-bar. It’s well provisioned, if a bit cold and a bit dark in here. We hope to resume normal service soon but in the meantime why not click on this link to Rhys’s MOCpages to see more of his builds.


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Yes M’Lady

Lego Thunderbirds FAB1

The phrase made famous by Thunderbirds’ permanently morose chauffeur Parker, whom shuttled Lady Penelope about her business in the brilliant 6-wheeled FAB1 Rolls Royce.

This spectacular Miniland scale version of the legendary car is the work of Stephen Sander, and was suggested to us via the Feedback page by a swift-spotting reader. Stephen has recreated the Roller beautifully, including the retro-tastic interior, and has photographed his model on location at Herrenhausen Royal Gardens to great effect.

Photographing a Rolls Royce in Germany might seem a little out-of-sorts, but they are of course now German-owned and that gives us a seamless link into the Germany vs. Argentina World Cup Final tonight!

We’ll be back after the Final with our new feature series. It has nothing to do with either Germany or Argentina, but it is rather good. Until then you can check out Stephen’s FAB1 at either MOCpages or Flickr. Thunderbirds are Go!

Lego Thunderbirds Rolls Royce

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Acceptable in the ’80s

Lego Movie CarsThis is about as much epic as we can fit in one post here at The Lego Car Blog! Stephan Sander on MOCpages has recreated the coolest cars from the coolest shows of the 1980s, and every one is as good as anything we’ve blogged here to date. Built in LEGO’s own ‘Miniland’ style each vehicle even includes the lead characters from the relevant TV show. See if you can identify them all! Oh, and check out Stephan’s website here – where there’s even more ’80s automotive goodness available.

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