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Monster Mash*

Lego Technic Monster Truck

It’s the final day of 2018 and most of the Elves – caged over Christmas – are away searching hungrily for the very best Lego vehicles the interweb has to offer. A few Elves returned with finds pretty quickly, and another joined them today at the controls of this, a rather cool looking remote control Monster Truck from previous bloggee and TLCB Master MOCer Nico71.

Unfortunately for the Elves already back in TLCB Towers, the speed of their return meant they became unwilling participants in the latest (and hopefully last – for 2018 at least) smushing.

With all-wheel-drive, torsion bar suspension, and portal drive for mega ground clearance, the Elf at the controls of Nico71’s monster truck had no problem running down several of its unsuspecting colleagues in the halls of the office.

With the truck now in the hands of TLCB staff and the squashed Elves mostly patched back together the perpetrator has wisely absconded back from whence it came, meal token in hand, whilst we clean a variety of Elven bodily fluids out of the office carpet.

You can check out Nico’s remote control monster truck at his website, where an extensive gallery of images is available and – to the joy of those that reply to TLCB inbox – instructions can be found too. Click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Monster Truck

*The final title song of 2018! Enjoy.

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Crushing Cars

Lego Bigfoot Monster Truck

Never has a vehicle found by one of Elves been more… Elven. Well, maybe if paave‘s Technic Bigfoot monster truck was remote controlled, but weary of past smushings we’re rather thankful that it isn’t.

Based on a 1974 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, the original ‘Bigfoot’ was, like all the best inventions, built by a man in his shed.  After a motorsports promotor saw a video of the truck crushing some old cars in a field he asked Bigfoot’s creator, Bob Chandler, if he wouldn’t mind repeating the stunt in front of a paying audience. Bob tentatively agreed and the rest is history, with Ford even sponsoring the truck from the early ’80s.

Paave’s Technic recreation of Bob’s F-250 probably won’t be crushing any cars, but it is just as technically capable, with accurate four-wheel steering, four-wheel drive, and four-link axles with enormous suspension travel. Head over to MOCpages with a warm beer and a footlong hot-dog to see more of paave’s creation.

 

Lego Bigfoot Monster Truck

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The Hulk

Lego RC Monster Truck

We were still hoovering up the left over Elf body parts (we think they grow back… probably) from today’s earlier mass smushing when this came barrelling down the corridor in pursuit of a group of fleeing Elves.

Fortunately what is a terrifying Monster Truck of Death to the Elves is a Smallish Remote Control Toy to us, so it was duly picked up and the piloting Elf found and ejected from the office.

A Smallish Remote Control Toy it may be, but we can confirm that paave‘s buggy-motor powered, all-wheel-steered and all-wheel-drive ‘Hulk’ monster truck is riot to drive. So much so that it was sorely tempting to go on smushing rampage of our own.

You can see more of the Hulk on both MOCpages and Eurobricks – click the links to make the jump.

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Monster Truck

Lego BJ Baldwin's Monster Energy Chevrolet TruckTLCB favourite (and ‘Become a Pro‘ interviewee) Sariel is back with another brilliant RC creation. His latest work is a replica of BJ Baldwin’s insane Monster Energy Chevrolet trophy truck, and it’s an absolute riot to drive! We managed to get it off the Elves pretty quickly and have been hooning it around the office all day. For research of course. We’ve got to be thorough…

Anyway, whilst we get back to our in-depth testing of the Chevy you can watch it in action below as well as viewing all the images over on MOCpages.

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A Mini Monster

Amida Monster

Proving that you don’t need thousands of bricks to be featured on our blog is Flickr’s Amida Na, with his two new trucks. Click on this link to view the models in more detail. Can you spot the Lego samurai swords hidden in both builds?

Amida Slick Rig

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Maxi Mini

Lego Mini Cooper Redux

Every so often, you think of something so ridiculous that you wish it could be true.  A Mini Cooper monster truck, coincidentally, has always been one of our silly desires.  Conveniently, Tim Henderson over on Flickr has got us covered there. His delightfully absurd take on the recently-released 40109 Mini Cooper set makes us tingle with excitement and prompts thoughts of the pint-sized Mini getting its chance to tangle with the big boys…or just run them over, that works too.  You can check out Tim’s work on Flickr.

Lego 40109 Redux

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Super Sunday

Lego Vivace Supercar

After a telling-off from TLCB Staff for yesterday’s un-car-y focus, the Elves are working hard to make amends (and earn dinner). Today they’ve found no less than three creations, and they’re all cars! It may be a sign of the coming apocalypse, but lets enjoy it while it lasts.

No.1: One of the highest quality own-designed cars we’ve seen, Flickr’s Lego Builders ‘Vivace’ supercar is something whole office would happily be seen in. See the full gallery at the link above.

Lego Mazda RX-7

No. 2: Very much a real car – and a legendary one at that – Mazda’s brilliant rotary powered RX-7. Senator Chinchilla is the brains behind a superb replica that’s available to view now on Flickr.

Lego Monster truck 4x4

No. 3: Last, but definitely not least, is this affront to decent handling and efficiency, _drdesignz_ awesome all-wheel-steered monster truck. What it lacks in economy and handling it more than makes up for in badassery, which is a word added to TLCB Dictionary just for this creation. See all the photos and the Doctor’s photostream via the link above.

All of today’s vehicles were found in the same group on Flickr, and were the last three models uploaded to the group gallery. Head Turnerz is the collective making it much too easy for the Elves, and you can join them on Flickr via the link. Enjoy your weekend, we’re off to the shops to stock up on Elf treats.

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Here Be Monsters

Lego Monster TruckPaul Boratko (aka Crowkillers) is one of our favourite builders here at The Lego Car Blog. His models look and function brilliantly, but it’s they way they’re built which sets them apart; they’re as easy to build as a LEGO set. His latest, entitled ‘Some kind of monster’ is another beautifully engineered modular build, and one that can be easily modified with Power Functions motors. See the gallery and be inspired on MOCpages.

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Little Wonders

Ford A 500w

In contrast to Doc Brown’s Technic Ford Tudor, which we featured yesterday, comes 1saac W.’s tiny Model A hot rod, also from 1932. You can see more of Issac’s cars, including his Dodge Polara Police car which we featured recently, on his Flickr photostream.

In the meantime some of the Elves have been looking a bit malnourished recently. The doctors suggested more oranges in their diet, so here’s the result. This mini monster truck is the work of LEGOLIZE IT MAN, on Flickr, who’s better known for his stylish spacecraft, with accompanying concept artwork. As well as a colour scheme and graphics similar to some of his spaceships, this little car features multiple stud angles and a pair of lightsabers as axles, attached to a chunky propshaft. See more at the link.

Legolize 500w

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Big Pete

Lego Big PeteA Peterbilt monster truck. Because why not? Billyburg is the builder behind the blue beast, and you can see more of it on Flickr here.

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