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Mr. T

Lego Ford Model T

In the hundred years since The Great War ended mankind has made all sorts of progress. Antibiotics, space travel, the television, Twitter, the cat pencil sharpener… it’s an amazing list, yet cars are still more or less the same as they were a century ago, and they’re still produced in largely the same way too.

This is the car that defined automobile production for the next 100 years, the phenomenally successful Ford Model T. Produced from 1908 to 1927, around fifteen million units of Henry Ford’s world-changing car were built, meaning that at one time over half of all the cars on the roads anywhere in the world were Model Ts. It’s likely we’ll never see such a dominant product – of any type, let alone a car – again.

This excellent Lego replica of very probably the most important machine ever made comes from previous bloggee Pixel Junkie who has recreated the Model T brilliantly in Lego form. See more at his photostream by clicking here.

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Totally Tubular!

Lego Surfer Hot Rods

Andrea Lattanzio aka Norton74 is heading to the beach! Both of these radical Model Team hot rods have appeared here at TLCB before, but the addition of a few surfboards and the threat of being eaten by a shark has made them even cooler! See the image in full at Andrea’s photostream via the link above, and you can find our original bloggings of the green Ford Model-T and black Ford Roadster via these links. Dude.

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75875 Rewound

Lego Hot Rod and Pick-Up 75875

LEGO’s 75875 Speed Champions set is a neat officially-licensed product, complete with a modern Ford F-150 pick-up and a retro Ford Coupe hot rod. Previous bloggee Jonathan Elliott is feeling even more retro though and he’s reworked the set backwards by around 40 years to create a 1970s F-150 and a 1925 Ford Model-T racer. Step back in time at the link above.

Lego Hot Rod and Pick-Up 75875

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Party Animals!

Lego Ford Model T Party Animals

Things are getting wild down on the farm! This menagerie of drunken farm animals doesn’t look dissimilar to the last party we had here at TLCB Towers. If you replace the Ford Model T with a wheelie chair. And the farm animals with a near-comatose TLCB staff writer. And the riotous abandon with remorseful crying. And ‘party’ with ‘drinking alone’.

Anyway, enough about this blogger’s Friday night, this wonderful scene comes from Paul (aka Brick Baron) of Flickr and it was built for this year’s BrickCon Lego convention. There’s more to see of his colourful party animals at his photostream – click the link above to make the jump!

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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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