Tag Archives: New York

Ladder 13

Lego Seagrave Marauder II Fire Truck

The Lego Car Blog Elves like fire trucks. An Elven discovery of this (admittedly superb) Seagrave Marauder II with Aerialscope ladder-boom by Flickr’s sponki25 means we now have every Elf in TLCB Towers running around making ‘NEE-NAW!’ noises. Thanks sponki.

Lego Seagrave Marauder II Fire Truck

It is a class build though, being a perfect mini-figure scale replica of FDNY’s actual Ladder 13 truck, complete with custom reflective stickers, some very accurate-looking mini-figure fire-fighters, and of course an enormous rotating Aerialscope boom…

Lego Seagrave Marauder II Fire Truck

…which – just like your Dad watching Desperate Housewives – extends quite a long way. Clever techniques and ingenious parts usage is in abundance throughout the build and there’s more to see over at sponki25’s photostream. Click the link above to dial 9-1-1, whilst we go and find some headache relief pills and Mr. Airhorn…

Lego Seagrave Marauder II/Aerialscope Fire Truck

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Blue Comet

Lego Blue Comet Steam Train

Operating from the late 1920s until the early 1940s in New Jersey, the Blue Comet pulled carriages between New York and Atlantic City, taking just three hours to complete the journey (including a ferry crossing to Manhattan Island), and able to reach speeds of over 100mph. This magnificent recreation of one of America’s most beautiful locomotives comes from Flickr’s Cale Leiphart who has faithfully recreated not just the locomotive, but the tender and carriages too. An extensive gallery of superb images is available to view at Cale’s photostream – click the link above to buy your ticket.

Lego Blue Comet Locomotive

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Free Plowing*

Lego Mack TerraPro DSNY

New York is a city where summers are hot and winters are freezing. This means a variety of civil service vehicles need to be deployed to cope with the swing in the weather; bins need emptying a lot in the heat and roads need clearing of snow in the cold.

New York’s Sanitation Department seems cleverer than most though, as someone there had the genius idea of fitting their refuse collection trucks with a snowplow. The trucks need to navigate the streets to collect refuse anyway, so why not have them clear the snow at the same time?

This brilliant Town-style replica of a snowplow-equipped Mack TerraPro refuse truck used by the New York Department of Sanitation comes from Flickr’s sponki25 and it not only looks the part but it’s packed with neat features too. There’s more to see at sponki’s photostream – click the link above to check it out.

Lego Mack TerraPro DSNY

*Insert appropriate ‘Your Mom’ joke.


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New York New York…

Lego Ford Crown Victoria NYC Taxi

…has crummy taxis. The Ford Crown Victoria is big on the outside yet small in the back, inefficient, uneconomical and hugely polluting. None of things you want from a vehicle that spends its time threading through congested city streets with a paying customer in the rear seat. Still, the Crown Vic is designed to run for ever and thus it became the default choice for cabbies and police departments across America back when gas was cheaper than water.

This stunningly accurate replica of the iconic Crown Vic in New York City Taxi livery has been built by Flickr builder and TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist, and it’s as good as anything you’ll see in a Legoland theme park. You can hail it for yourself at Ralph’s photostream via the link above.

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Emergency in New York


These two FDNY vehicles are the work of TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) who has recreated brilliantly the Seagrave ladder truck and Ford F350 ambulance common to the emergency crews of Manhattan. There’s more to see of each on Flickr – click this link to make the jump.

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Yacht Club

Lego Motor Yacht

Because millionaire mini-figures need to get from Long Island to Manhattan too.

JBIronWorks has built one of the more luxurious ways to commute to Wall Street with his beautiful recreation of the 1929 motor yacht ‘Mohican’, and it looks the perfect bath-toy for TLCB executive jacuzzi.

The real classic yacht is currently up for sale for a cool $1million, but if that’s a bit out of your reach you can pretend with JB on Flickr. Money can’t buy you happiness anyway. Although it can buy you a $1million motor yacht.

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New York New York

Lego Chrysler New YorkerThis wonderful Model Team 1968 Chrysler New Yorker was discovered by one of our Elves on MOCpages. Featuring opening doors, trunk and hood, plenty of detail, and yet still robust enough for an Elf to zoom around the office without fear of breaking it and being thrown outside by the ears, it’s the perfect blend of playability an aesthetics. Jonathan Derksen is the barista responsible, and you can see more of his New York classic on MOCpages here.

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White Knight

Sanford Quint Fire Truck

As red as a firetr…. Wait, that’s not right

This creation has just thrown our entire perception of vehicle colouring out the window. What’s next, a green Ferrari? Anyway, despite Lego Fire Museum Inc‘s obvious lack of red bricks, they’ve done very well with the white pieces they had available. This mini-figure scale pumper is a 1970 Sanford Quint, based on a Ford C series truck chassis. They were a popular apparatus, and some are still in service in the Northern United States. To see more of Lego Fire Museum Inc’s rescue services fleet visit MOCpages at the link above.

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