Tag Archives: Model T

Today’s Programme is Brought to You by the Letters ‘T’ and ‘U’

Lego Ford Model T

Some wise words from Sesame Street, which has been playing on the old TV in the Elves’ cage room to help them learn to spell. A human hand hidden inside some fuzzy felt with eyes stuck on top is clearly an effective learning aid, as following Elmo’s alphabetical directive the Elves have returned with two letter-based finds today!

Our ‘T’ creation (above) comes from Flickr’s Jonas Obermaier, a neat 1920s Ford Model T pick-up in mini-figure scale. Mini-figures who are up to no-good we think, as any 1920s vehicle near a ‘Keep Out’ sign usually spells trouble. Find out what they’re up to at the link above.

Today’s ‘U’ creation (below) was also found on Flickr, and comes from Joshua Brooks. It too is mini-figure scale, and it’s apparently a UT-60D U-Wing fighter from one of the many Star Wars battles in which some plucky pilots try to thwart a giant evil space station. It could therefore be from literally any Star Wars story as far as we know, so for a fuller back-story (and to check out what is a really lovely creation) click the link above or wait for it to appear on a blog that’s nerdier than this one.

Lego UT-60D U-Wing Star Wars

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Get Your Kicks…

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod Route 66

This absolutely gorgeous Ford Model-T hot rod was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. It comes from TLCB favourite and Master MOCer Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton 74), and it’s based on a real world hot rod that was constructed from various bits of ’20s-30s Fords (plus an engine from a ’53 Dodge) in the late 1950s. Sadly though, by 1965 the car was sitting in storage, and it didn’t re-emerge until 2014 when it was sold to a buyer in Norway.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod

The hot rod might now be a long way from its place of origin, but we’re always excited when cars such as these are returned to the road. Norton74 has recreated the ‘T’ beautifully, and he’s also remembered the culture that created the original with a wonderful tribute to Route 66. You can see more Norton’s stunning Model T, plus the diorama that accompanies it, via Flickr – click here to Get Your Kicks on Route 66.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod Route 66

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Mr. T

Lego Ford Model T

Long before jibba-jabba was quit and fools were pitied, Mr. T was rather different. Here he is doffing his cap to a lady on the sidewalk while taking his splendid new automobile out for a drive. Flickr’s _Tyler is the builder of this neat Model T scene and there’s more to see here.

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SteamBucket

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod Steampunk

Alternatively fuelled vehicles are nothing new. In fact they’ve been around longer than anyone alive today. The early days of motoring saw a number of fuel sources vying for supremacy, including gasoline, steam and even electricity.

It was of course gasoline that won, and it’s only now – over a century later – that we’re beginning to understand the environmental cost of this technological choice, and make any sort of progress to cleaner mobility.

Previous bloggee Norton74 is takes us back to the start of motoring, long before concerns of global warming and air pollution, with this magnificent steampunk Ford T-Bucket hot rod. We’re not aware that Ford’s Model-T could be had with anything other than a gasoline internal combustion engine, but some of its long-forgotten rivals could be powered by all sorts of things, steam included. It’s not too much of a stretch then to imagine that the hot rodding world could indeed merge a Model T with a steam-car.

Norton’s gloriously strange steampunk T-Bucket is just for show though – underneath all that copper is a typical small-block V8 gasoline engine, there’s no water tank and no furnace – but it looks fantastic. There’s lots more to see on Flickr at Norton’s photostream – click the link above to jump back in time.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod

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Green Tea

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

Green tea is just like regular tea, only worse in every way. Norton74‘s green T-Bucket though, looks damn tasty. It’s based on a ’23 Ford Model-T, powered by a huge V8 engine, and it most likely handles like dodgem on ice. But when it looks this good who cares about the corners? Have a drink with Norton74 on Flickr at the link above.

Lego Hot Rod Garage

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Two for One

Lego Hot Rod

Everyone likes a two-for-one deal and we have two neat Model Team hot rods from TLCB newcomer Nuno Taborda for you today. You can see more of both creations at Nuno’s Flickr photostream.

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

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Bucket List

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

Today’s creation wasn’t found by our workforce of smelly little Elves, but by a reader. We can’t blame our militant workers for missing it though, as Nico71’s latest build has come directly from his website, and not their usual haunts.

Nico is one of our favourite Technic builders and his Ford T-Bucket ticks all of the items on our Technic wishlist; mechanical functions, Power Functions, a V8 engine, remote control drive and steering, and – above all – it’s a hot rod.

There’s lots more to see at Nico71’s website including a video of the T-Bucket in action as well as a complete parts list and building instructions.

If you’d like to suggest a creation that we’ve missed you can do so via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page in the main menu once you’ve read the all-important Submission Guidelines.

Lego Technic RC Hot Rod

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Surfin’ T (Part II)

Lego Ford Hot Rod

Those of you with a good memory may recall seeing this beautiful Ford Model T hot rod here before. But last time it was red, and now it’s blue, which is a good enough excuse for us! You can see more of Norton74’s T-bucket on Flickr – click here to catch the wave.

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Two for Tuesday

Lego Opel Rekord

We’ve got a classic Town two-some for you today. Above is a very pretty 5-wide late ’50s Opel Rekord by Nik J Dort whilst below is piratecox‘s equally lovely Ford Model T hot rod. Both are available on to view Flickr – click on the builders’ names to see their respective photostreams.

Lego Ford Model T Hot Rod

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Surfin’ T

Lego Model T Hot Rod

This gorgeous Ford Model T hot rod was found by one of our Elves on Flickr. It’s been built by previous bloggee Norton74 and it’s almost everything we look for when blogging a creation. You can see all of the beautiful images via Flickr – click here to make the jump – but if you’re a Reader not a Clicker, here are some bonus shots*…

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod

*Now click anyway!

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Fire Bucket

Lego Hot Rod

But instead of sand, this one’s full of some very tasty Power Functions stuff. Previous bloggee sm 01 is the builder of this bewitching flame-decalled Model-T hot rod, and he’s packed it with functionality. There’s a LEGO RC Buggy motor for drive, Power Functions working steering and lights, working suspension, door handles and a whole range of custom chromed parts. There’s lots more to see on both Flickr and MOCpages, but the best way to view SM 01’s creation is in motion – check it out in the video below.

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The Wheels on the Bus…

Rhys02

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.

Rhys01

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New Kid on the Block

The new kid on the block

An excited Elf returned back to base yesterday with this excellent Ford Model T Hot Rod, which is the first MOC by newcomer Yakov Selutin. While being an incredible debut creation, on Yakov’s MOCpages account you’ll find some clues as to more cool stuff that he’s got coming up.

Visit Yakov’s homepage to check out this rod, and his upcoming vehicles, by clicking the link above.

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Laurel & Hardy

Lego Laurel and HardyIn the early days of cinema one comedy due rose above all others, becoming giants of the medium. Laurel and Hardy starred in dozens of films and brought laughter to millions. Almost 100 years later they are still one of the best known double acts in film comedy.

Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) pays homage to the legendary twosome with the car most associated with them, the Ford Model T (and of course, with everyone else in the late 1920s, as it’s estimated over 70% of all the cars on the roads worldwide during this period were Ford Model Ts). See more of Laurel, Hardy and their vintage wheels on Flickr at the link above.

 

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Snow Bucket

Lego T-Bucket Hot Rod

The Lego Car Blog Elves are not enjoying the weather howling outside the office this week. The office itself though, is lovely and warm, so we’re not too bothered. Today’s find arrived this morning in the hands of a rather bedraggled Elf (now stationed by a radiator) and comes from Jonathan Derksen on Flickr and MOCpages, and it’s possibly the most weather-inappropriate vehicle we’ve ever come across. But it is cool. See all the photos of Jonathan’s Ford Model-T hot rod ‘Snow Bucket’ via the links above.

 

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