Tag Archives: muscle car

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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What We Have Here is a Total Lack of Respect for the Law!

Lego Pontiac Trans-Am Smokey and the Bandi

Ralph Savelsberg continues his fantastic run of movie cars with an epic from 1977 – the famous black n’ gold Pontiac Trans-Am from ‘Smokey and the Bandit’. Brick Reynolds makes an appearance too. Get Eastbound and Down on Flickr at the link above.

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It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black or White

Lego VW Transporter

Wise if slightly ironic words from the late King of Pop. Today’s two opposingly-hued Town creations show that even the trickiest of colours can be photographed beautifully.

Above is -derjoe-‘s wonderfully accurate Volkswagen Transporter, whilst below TLCB regular _Tiler is making another appearance, this time with a gorgeous classic Chevrolet Camaro.

There’s more to see of each 6-wide masterpiece via the links above, and if you’d like a few tips on how to take photos as good as these two, click this link.

Lego Chevrolet Camaro

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Two Chevies Tuesday

Lego Chevy Nova Drag

Flickr’s _Tiler should probably have his own section here at TLCB, so frequently does he appear. With builds like this superb Chevrolet Nova SS, it’s easy to see why – _Tiler has recreated the Chevy’s bodywork beautifully. Apart from the hood that is, which as been removed to make space for one heck of an engine. See more of _Tiler’s latest build at the link above.

Today’s second classic Chevy comes from fellow Flickr builder Tim Henderson, who has recreated one of the two mid-’60s G-10 panel vans that he own’s in real life. Cornering doesn’t look like a fun proposition, but we have to admit it looks damn cool! Click the link above for more classic Chevrolet goodness.

Lego Chevrolet G-10 Van

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Back in Black

Lego 67 Camaro

TLCB favourite _Tiler is back, and he’s built probably the coolest 6-wide* vehicle we’ve ever seen. Ever. His glorious ’67 Camaro can be found in more detail on Flickr – click the link above to make the jump.

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Toretto

Lego Fast and Furious Dodge Charger

Dominic Toretto had the coolest ride of all the Fast and Furious characters. As long as there were no corners a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, fitted with huge supercharger, will outrun almost anything. Flickr’s -derjoe- has recreated the iconic car beautifully in miniature. His Town scale version of the R/T was suggested by a reader and you can see the full image via the link above.

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