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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This 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.