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Not a Car…

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

…But so very very shiny. This magnificently mirrored Harley Davidson Softail Heritage motorcycle comes from previous bloggee, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round vehicle-building legend Dennis Glaasker aka BrickonWheels. Showing just how good third-party brick chroming can look, there’s more to see of Dennis’  beautiful Harley on Flickr by clicking here.

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

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BMW F700 GS Rallye

Lego BMW F700 GS Rallye

LEGO’s new partnership with BMW Motorrad has already produced a brilliant looking Technic set in the form of the 42063 R 1200 GS Adventure motorbike. Joining it in a matching scale is this superb F700 GS Rallye built by Flickr’s ianying616, who has recreated BMW’s mid-spec tourer wonderfully in the latest Technic style, adding some neat Model Team detail touches whilst retaining Technic functionality. Steering, shaft drive, and a two-cylinder boxer engine all feature, and there’s more to see at ianying’s photostream.

Lego BMW F700 GS Rallye

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Jawa Powa

Lego Technic Jawa 350 Motorcycle

This Eastern European oddity is an air-cooled Jawa 350 motorcycle, a bike that was launched back in the ’50s, yet is still in production today. This neat Technic recreation of the Czechoslovakian motorbike comes from František Hajdekr and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link.

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Bella Moto

Lego Vespa

Is there anything prettier than a girl on a Vespa?* Nope. Not unless you’re the new White House Press Secretary (whereby the prettiest thing ever witnessed is President Donald Trump, period). Previous bloggee ZetoVince may not have built a girl to accompany his Vespa, but his Lego recreation of the iconic Italian scooter is absolutely gorgeous. There’s more to see of this beautiful model on Flickr, where you can also vote for it to become an official LEGO set via LEGO Ideas – click the link above to go for a ride.

*We’ve done the research, see here. And here. And here. Blogging is tough sometimes.

And here.

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A Motorcycle Built for Two

Lego Technic BMW R60 Sidecar

Maxime Cheng‘s beautiful classic BMW R60 motorcycle has appeared here before (twice in fact), and it’s now been joined by an equally stunning sidecar. Easily one of the finest Lego motorbikes we’ve ever found it’s a build that’s definitely worth a closer look.

Maxime is hoping the design will become an official LEGO set via the LEGO Ideas platform, and with BMW now an official partner of LEGO with the launch of the new Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 Adventure set we think this is highly possible. You can check out all of the brilliant images and add your vote on LEGO Ideas via the link above.

Lego BMW R60 Motorbike

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Thief in the Night

Lego Technic Trike

Full disclosure; this magnificently menacing model was not found by our Elven workforce. We stole it. From Bricknerd. We’re ashamed, and remorseful, but not enough to stop us from blogging it. The Elves are in trouble though.

It’s a shame they didn’t find this Technic trike too, as they would have absolutely loved it. It’s been built by Flickr’s ianying616, making his TLCB debut, and it’s a spectacular thing to behold. It’s also packing some quality Technic engineering, with working steering, suspension and engine.

A huge gallery of superb images is available to view on Flickr; you can check out all of the trike’s details via the link above.

Lego Technic Trike

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C is for Christmas

Lego Nimbus Type C Motorcycle

We’re back, and we hope you’re all having a throughly excellent Christmas! We’re kicking off that slightly awkward period between Christmas and New Year with this, Henrik Jensen‘s gorgeous classic Nimbus Type C motorcycle.

Producing from 1919 until 1960, Nimbus were a successful Danish motorbike manufacturer, providing bikes to the military, civil and public markets. This beautiful 1950s Type C is one of the last Nimbuses made, and Henrik’s Model Team recreation is one of the finest Lego bikes we’ve found this year.

You can check out all the images of the Type C at Henrik’s photostream – click the link above to take a look.

Lego Nimbus Motorbike

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Light Speed

Lego Tron Light Cycle Sariel

1982’s computer-themed adventure Tron might be something of a cult film now, but its initial release was such a failure that it stopped makers Disney from releasing another live action movie for a decade. We suspect Lego-building legend Sariel will have no such trouble with the release of his latest build; easily the coolest thing from the movie, the Tron Light Cycle.

One of our Elves was absolutely on it today, and thus we’ve got hold of this so early that we have no idea what it does (there’s not even a description from the builder at the time of posting this). However, if his previous works are anything to go by then Sariel’s newest creation will be packed with functionality as well as looking damn cool.

You can see all of the images at Sariel’s Flickr photostream, where we expect full build details will be released shortly.

Lego Tron Light Cycle Sariel

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R60 Return

Lego BMW R60 Motorbike

This gorgeous BMW R60 motorcycle by Maxime Cheng has appeared here at TLCB before, but so beautiful is this latest image that we thought it worth a reappearance. Maxime’s photograph shows exactly how a Lego creation should be captured, and also what we look for here at TLCB in order to be able to blog a model. If you’d like to see your creation appear here (or on any of the major Lego blogs), presentation is everything. We’ve compiled some handy hints on how to take photos as good as Maxime’s in our ‘Photo Like a Pro’ tutorial. Click here to read the tips and tricks, and you can see more of Maxime’s stunning BMW R60 shown above by clicking the first link in this text.

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Pigs Might Glide

Lego Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Bike

This magnificent Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorbike, in full Police Department specification, was found on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Andre Pinto and it’s been beautifully chromed by Bubul Chrome to make it shinier than any LEGO set. There’s lots more to see at Andre’s photostream – click here to dial 9-1-1.

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Crotch Rocket

Lego Technic Motorbike

This incredible motorcycle is the work of TLCB debutant Kieran Chamberlain, and it’s an absolute masterclass in Technic engineering. Riding on brick-built wheels and constructed from over 3,100 pieces Kieran’s motorbike is probably the largest that we’ve ever featured. The engine is something spectacular too, featuring four working cylinders with overhead cams, working valves and a twin-screw supercharger. It’s hooked up to a functioning footshift-operated gearbox and the whole lot is powered by an L motor and battery box mounted inside the frame. You can see more of Kieran’s jaw-dropping 1/3 scale bike at his Flickr photostream – click here to go for a ride.

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Lego Technic 42063 – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – Set Preview

Lego Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

Apparently there was an election today, but whatever the new leader of the free world decides to do / build / blow-up, we’ve found something that’s going to make 2017 just a little bit better; LEGO have brought another vehicle manufacturer into their officially licensed line-up!

Joining Volkswagen, Mercedes-BenzFerrari, Porsche, McLaren, Volvo, Caterham and others, BMW Motorrad (BMW’s bike division) have become the latest LEGO Group partner with the arrival of the new 42063 BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure Technic set.

Lego Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Motorbike

Constructed from 603 pieces, the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure celebrates forty years since the Technic line launched, way back in 1977. The model features working telelever front suspension and swing-arm rear, functioning steering, BMW’s 2-cylinder boxer engine with shaft drive, custom BMW decals, bespoke tyres, and a mystery new piece unique to the 42063 set. It’s also the first LEGO set to feature the company’s new app-based 3D instructions.

LEGO’s Technic 42063 BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure set will launch in 2017, and we’re going to make a bold call and say that it looks like it could be the best motorcycle that LEGO have ever produced. We can’t wait!

Lego 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure bike

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A Shot in the Dark

Lego Hoverbike

This stunning image was found on Flickr today. It’s the work of David Hensel, and it depicts his intriguing ‘ZECR Hoverbike’ concept. The build itself contains all sorts of Nice Parts Usage (NPU), but what really caught our attention is the superb way that David has photographed his creation – we’d even go as far as saying this might be the best photo that we’ve blogged this year. You can see the image in further detail at David’s photostream via the link above, and if you’d like to learn how to take higher quality photos of your own creations you can read some handy hints here.

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Four Over Two

Lego Motorcycle

Redfern1950s has appeared several times over the past year with his wonderfully original motorcycle designs. This is his latest, with a highly detailed inline four-cylinder engine and the most brilliant motorbike seat we’ve ever seen. There’s more to see at Redfern’s photostream, and you can see all of his builds to feature here at The Lego Car Blog by clicking here.

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Two for Tuesday

Lego BMW R60 Motorcycle

It’s double date night here at TLCB, and as it’s this writer’s turn to attend it’s looking like he’ll have to pay another girl at the bus stop. Or put a call into your Mom. Anyhoo, let’s put the evening conundrum aside because we have two wonderful Model Team motorbikes to share with you today.

First up (above) is this glorious classic BMW R60 by Flickr’s Maxime Cheng, who has recreated the original machine superbly using a mix of Technic and Model Team styles, easily becoming one of our favourite bikes of the year so far.

Today’s second ride (below) comes from Flickr’s Andre Pinto, with this fantastically ridiculous Harley Davidson ‘Bagger’. Although beautifully built it looks like an absolute pig to ride, but seeing as this writer might be calling up your Mom later let’s not dwell on that. You can see more of both bikes on Flickr via the links above – click the links to make the jump.

Lego Harley Davidson Bagger

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