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Rent-a-Ride*

Lego Ford Mustang GT350

Back in the 1960s a rather special deal was done. Hertz, recognising the interest in Ford’s new muscle car, signed a deal with Ford, who provided the company with 1,000 specially-painted Mustang GT350s. The cars joined the rental fleet and immediately gave both companies marketing gold, allowing almost anyone to drive the hottest car in America for a day.

Lego Ford Mustang GT350

After the rental arrangement concluded the cars were refurbished (hopefully very throughly!) and sold on as the Mustang GT350-H. Some of these cars survive complete with their iconic black and gold liveries, and they look gloriously cool in today’s world of white and sliver.

This spectacular replica of one of the original 1,000 Hertz Mustangs comes from previous bloggee Pawel Kmiec (better known as Sariel) and it captures the famous livery beautifully.

Lego Ford Mustang GT350

Sariel’s GT350-H isn’t just beautiful on the outside either, as underneath the removable bodywork sits a fully remote controlled drivetrain, with twin Power Functions drive, remote steering, plus a working V8 piston engine and front and rear suspension.

There’s lots more of Pawel’s brilliant Ford Mustang GT350-H to see on Flickr at his photo album, you can read our interview with him as part of the ‘Become a Professional’ series by clicking here, and you watch the model in action via the excellent YouTube video below.

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Dodge Challenger R/T – Picture Special

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

Launched in 1970 the Dodge Challenger was the Chrysler Corporation’s answer to the Ford’s Mustang and General Motors’ Camaro. To compete with the wide variety of models available from Ford the Challenger could be specified in a myriad of engine and trim options, from a 3.4 litre slant-6 making about 4bhp to the monstrous 7 litre and 7.2 litre Hemi and RB V8s. You can guess which end of this scale we have represented here today!

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

The original Challenger only lasted a few short years, arriving very late to the muscle car party when most people were already passed out or staggering home. The fuel crisis of the 1970s didn’t help much either and the Challenger was gone by 1974. Despite its short lifespan though, original Challengers are seriously sought-after, and the design made enough of a lasting impression for Chrysler to resurrect it with a retro-styled reboot in 2008, a car which is still available today.

Lego Dodge Challenger Hemi V8

This absolutely spectacular 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T (with the big V8) comes from previous bloggee Dave Slater who has captured the real car beautifully in Model Team form. Opening doors reveal a wonderfully detailed interior, whilst the iconic hood can raise to reveal a stunning (and very orange) replica of the 426 Hemi V8 underneath.

There are lots more brilliant images to see at Dave’s Dodge Challenger R/T Flickr album – click the link above, find an empty and dead-straight road, and nail the throttle.

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

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Christmas Convertible

Lego Santa Roadster

It’s not quite the festive season yet, but as we hate Cyber Monday almost as much as we do Black Friday we’re willing to come a little early to avoid the frenzied consumerism. Anyhoo, Santa and his Elves (which, make no mistake, are a very different sub-species to ours) are about to enter their busiest month, so Saint Nic is having one last wild party before the hard work begins.

Father Christmas’s parties are world-renowned, and this one involves a sports car, a polar bear, a reindeer, and an anthropomorphic lump of snow, so it easily beats the last party we had here at TLCB Towers which involved little more than sausage rolls, cheap beer and regret.

LEGO 7 is the doorman at Santa’s shindig and you can see if your name is on the list to get in courtesy of his photostream – click the link above and cross your fingers.

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Supercharged Smushing

Lego Technic Supercharged Muscle Car RC

The Lego Car Blog Elves have a long and chequered history with remote control vehicles. Regularly chased, squashed, and manhandled by one of their number at the controls of an RC creation, they only have themselves to blame. Unless we do it of course.

However if they’re going to be run over by a remotely controlled Lego model it may as well be by a vehicle they like, and we expect this brutal-looking Charger-esque supercharged muscle car is the Elves’ very favourite of all the creations that have  mowed them down.

Built by previous bloggee Paave this RC masterpiece not only looks the part, it’s packed with cool functions too. Remote control drive (by two L Motors) and steering (via a Medium Motor) of course feature, plus rather cleverly the supercharger belt also spins. There’s working suspension front and rear, positive caster angle, opening and locking doors, hood and trunk, and the bodywork is completely removable from the chassis.

There’s lots more to see of Paave’s superb Technic muscle car via MOCpages, Brickshelf and Eurobricks where you can also watch a video of the model’s features in action – click the links to check it out.

Lego Technic Supercharged Muscle Car RC

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Chevy Chevelle SS – Picture Special

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

After publishing some weird vehicles yesterday we’re back with something that’s very The Lego Car Blog. This beautifully reconstructed 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is the work of Flickr’s VR workshop, and it is – as you can see from the image montage below – quite brilliantly detailed inside and out.

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

With a highly detailed engine bay and interior, plus opening doors, hood and trunk, VR’s Chevelle is an almost perfect recreation of Chevrolet’s famous early ’70s muscle car. There’s lots more to see at VR workshop’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

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Eleanor

Lego Ford Mustang GT500 Eleanor

Ah Nicolas Cage, the man who literally can’t turn down any film role, no matter how terrible it may be. Ghost Rider, Left Behind, Drive Angry, The Wicker Man, Ghost Rider 2…

But there was a time when Nic made decent movies. This movie car is not from that time, but we suppose it sits somewhere in the middle. Cage’s remake of the car theft action film ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ was enjoyable enough, and it gave a starring role to a modified 1967 Mustang GT500 named Eleanor, which can only be a good thing.

This is Ralph Savelsberg‘s remake of his own original version of Eleanor from a few years ago, and there’s more to see of his brilliant GT500 build (plus a brick-built Nic Cage) at his photostream via the link above.

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Dodge Challenger R/T – Picture Special

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

This utterly glorious creation is a near perfect scale replica of the mighty Dodge Challenger R/T, very probably the definitive muscle car of the early 1970s.

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

It’s been built by previous bloggee Havoc, and it is an absolute work of Lego art. Fully detailed from the radiator hose in the engine bay right down to the ‘wood’ trim on the door cards, Havoc’s build is one of the most brilliant Lego cars that we’ve ever had the pleasure of publishing.

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

A huge gallery of stunning imagery is available to view on Flickr by clicking here, which is where you’ll find us for the next while, gazing in wonder and wishing we were as talented with a LEGO brick.

Lego Dodge Challenger R/T

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Bullitt in Brick

Lego Bullitt Ford Mustang

TLCB Master MOCer and car-building legend Ralph Savelsberg has returned with another glorious movie car. Actually this dark green ’68 Ford Mustang GT Fastback isn’t just another movie car. It’s very probably the greatest movie car in cinematic history, and stars in one of the most influential car chases of all time.

You can see more of Ralph’s superb recreation of Bullitt’s iconic Mustang at the link above, and if you haven’t seen the chase scene in which it stars, we highly recommend taking 10 minutes to enjoy it here. Just don’t count the lost hubcaps…

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Yellow Yuk

Lego Ford Mustang Mach 1

We hate this generation of Ford Mustang. Gone was the pretty, relatively compact first generation, and in its place we got a fat, poor handling, thirsty monstrosity. The original ’60s car didn’t exactly handle well, and it was also a bit juicy, but all could be forgiven for the way it looked. Not so by the ’70s. Still, at least this one is yellow. Suggested by a reader it’s been built by Flickr’s Ben, and it’s a lovely 6-wide recreation of the start of the American auto industry’s descent into the gutter. See more via the link above.

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Black Devil

Lego Technic RC Supercar

Remote control models have become incredibly popular since the introduction of LEGO’s excellent Power Functions motors and infrared control system. This Corvettesque creation, the latest build by Chade of Flickr and Eurobricks, packs in the full suite of Power Functions components underneath its beautifully neat bodywork. Two L Motors drive the rear wheels whilst a Servo allows for precise steering control, the on-board battery is hidden within the chassis, and LEDs are utilised to give the front lights realism.

The whole package has been very thoroughly engineered by Chade, making this creation one of the neatest RC builds we’ve seen in a while. There’s lots more to see, including images of the chassis and drivetrain, on both Flickr and Eurbricks – click the links above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Corvette C7

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Hood Ornament

Lego Girl

Pretty girls have long been used as hood ornaments at car shows, thus enticing punters, photographers and the press to take a closer look at the car in question. The success of this product association depends on the prettiness of the girl and – to a lesser degree – the prettiness of the car too.

TLCB debutant Bricks Noir has nailed this formula with his latest build; a stunning mosaic muscle car complete with a hotpants wearing brunette. We asked our intern if she wouldn’t mind recreating this scene with the office Rover 200 (for research purposes), but we think it’s only resulted in the Inappropriate Conduct Box receiving a new entry.

While this TLCB staff member takes a trip to the HR department you can see more of Bricks Noir’s lovely build on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to make the jump.

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41999 Redux

Lego 41999 Redux

Looking like a cartoon Model Team version of LEGO’s official 41999 set, Aliencat’s monstrous Power Functions driven ‘Stuff Slayer’ got our Elven workforce very excited when it arrived in TLCB Towers today. The airhorn and office slingshot quickly cleared the building of our smelly little workers though, so we can have a play with it ourselves. You can see more on Flickr, Brickshelf and Eurobricks via the links, whilst we see if it’ll make it over a cardboard-and-book corridor ramp in one piece…

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Making Peace

Lego Mad Max Peacemaker Ripsaw Sariel

This is, quite simply, the most effective Elf-smushing vehicle that has ever graced the halls of TLCB Towers.

It’s Sariel‘s incredible newest creation, taken from the equally incredible Mad Max – Fury Road movie, and it’s one of our favourite cars of the year so far.

Underneath the ruined muscle car bodywork, and above the brilliant suspended track system, sit a pair of LEGO batteries connected to twin LEGO RC buggy motors, each controlled by the superb SBrick third-party bluetooth system.

And that makes the Peacemaker one of the fastest, most agile and most highly manoeuvrable Lego vehicles that this site has ever published. And none of this was good news for our Elves.

Lego Mad Max Fury Road Tank

You can see more of Sariel’s awesome creation on MOCpages by clicking here, you can read more about the builder through our interviews page here, and you can witness the Peacemaker in action via the epic YouTube video below.

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Falconry

Lego Ford Falcon XA

This beautiful classic Ford Falcon XA comes from TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla. There’s lots more of this Australian classic to see on Flickr – click here to make the jump to the Senator’s photostream.

Lego Ford Falcon

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Inside 7-Wide

Lego Pontiac GTO

LEGO’s diminutive 4-wide town vehicles are kinda cute, but they are also a bit lonely for the poor mini-figure at the wheel, as they can only fit one mini-figure inside (and even then only with the windows down).

However, a slight scale up to 7-wide and a very clever cabin design allows your mini-figure to take a friend along for the ride too. TLCB newcomer James C’s lovely classic Pontiac GTO works treat, and you can see more how he’s done it on MOCpages.

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