This astonishing creation is a Peterbilt 389 quint-axle dump truck, and it comes from Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka BricksonWheels after four months of painstaking work.
That work included custom chroming hundreds of parts, the recreation of the Cummins X15 engine, MAC dump body and Hendrickson pusher axles, and the fitment of 120 Brickstuff LEDs.
Those LEDs make the truck look even more special at night, and you can see the complete image gallery including nighttime shots at Dennis’ ‘Peterbilt 389 (1:13)‘ album on Flickr. Click the second link in the text above to make the jump, and the first to read how Dennis creates spectacular models like this.
LEGO’s 5571 Model Team Black Cat set from 1996 is surely one of the brand’s best ever. With nearly 1,800 pieces the set was entitled simply ‘Giant Truck’ in some markets, which is an apt name. But it could be even gianter!…
Cue Havoc of Flickr, who has appeared here previously with his fantastic scaled-up redux of the 5590 Model Team Heli-Transport set, matched to a real world Freightliner cab-over and Bell 206 helicopter.
Like his previous build, Havoc has based his latest work on both an original LEGO set and a real world truck, this being a stunningly detailed Peterbilt 379 that’s also packed with references to its ‘Black Cat’ source material. A detailed interior includes a sleeper (complete with a to-scale 5571 box, road movie ‘Duel’ on the TV and – of course – a black cat (the original set’s hood ornament), plus the hood opens to reveal a replica Caterpillar diesel engine.
There’s much more of Havoc’s Black Cat redux to see at his ‘Peterbilt 379‘ album, plus you can see his previous homage to another vintage Model Team set via the link in the text above.
This phenomenal Peterbilt 379 was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr today, and it comes from Vladimir Drozd making his TLCB debut. Vladimir’s model features some spectacular attention to detail, including a superbly replicated engine under the tilting hood, an accurate interior behind opening doors, and even air lines for the trailer hook-up.
It’s a properly good demonstration of how to build and photograph a Model Team creation and there’s lots more to see, including a pair of trailers with some equally well-detailed loads, at Vladimir’s ‘Peterbilt 379’ album. Click the link above to make the jump to Flickr for the complete image gallery.
We’re servicing three truckers at once today* thanks to Flickr’s John O’Shea and these excellent digital Peterbilt 359 trucks. Each wears a slightly different cab design and one features some subtle 3D-printed rims that are so good they could be an official LEGO item. Head to John’s photostream via the link above to see more.
Ireland’s most famous export, Guinness has been a fixture of bars around the world for over 250 years. It has therefore probably been responsible for more fights, more babies, and more drunken singing than any other product in history, and the world is all the better for that.
Getting Guinness around the world is not quite as important as it used to be, with the beer now brewed in nearly 50 counties, however Ireland remains its home, which is a country where this incredible Guinness tanker truck by Flickr’s jarekwally would almost certainly never be located.
Ireland’s roads are tiny, twisty and laced with sheep, making them wholly unsuited to a truck like this, but we don’t mind because jarekwally’s build looks spectacular.
There’s more to see of his stunning Guinness truck/tanker trailer at his photostream – head to the bar via the link above and pour a pint…
Last month we had the tremendously sad job of reporting the news that previous bloggee and legendary truck builder Ingmar Spijkhoven had lost his fight with motor neurone disease. This debilitating disease has no cure, with most sufferers living no more than 5 years from diagnosis. For Ingmar and the thousands of other sufferers there is – at the moment – only one outcome.
Ingmar was unable to visit Lego events towards the end, so his fellow Dutch builders decided to build tribute models to him for the Legoworld 2019 show, an idea he apparently loved.
One such tribute was built by fellow truck builder Bricksonwheels, who took one of Imgmar’s superb trailer designs and added a wonderful Peterbilt 389 truck, chroming each model beautifully and equipping the truck with Power Functions motors and SBrick bluetooth remote control.
Ingmar sadly died a week before the model was completed, but it will be shown at Legoworld alongside the other tributes to him in a dedicated area.
You can see more of Bricksonwheels’ stunning tanker truck tribute to one of the Lego Community’s greatest builders by clicking here, and you can help to change the inevitable outcome of motor neurone disease diagnosis by donating to the research that is underway to find cure.
A question we’ve all been asked by those who always seem to be just a little shiftier than ourselves. Flickr’s Dennis Glaasker, aka Brickonwheels, does have a light though. In fact he’s got fifty-two of them!
Thanks to third-party custom lighting specialists Brickstuff, Dennis’s beautiful 1:16 scale Peterbilt 379 features a spectacularly realistic lighting set-up to match the brilliance of the build. Fifty-two LEDs are placed throughout the model with power coming from a battery box hidden within the sleeper portion of the cab.
Dennis hasn’t stopped there either, as whilst the bricks are 100% LEGO many have been chromed for added realism, whilst a third-party SBrick brings programmable bluetooth control to the three Power Functions motors that power the truck.
Built for the Legoworld 2018 event in the Netherlands there’s more to see of Dennis’s 3,000-piece masterpiece at his photostream – Click this link to light up.
This big red box is a Peterbilt 579 truck, and it comes from TLCB debutant Abhi Jain. Underneath the Technic panelled exterior is a full remote control drivetrain, with two L Motors powering the rear wheels, a Servo controlling the steering, a Medium Motor changing the gears, and a another one controlling the fifth wheel mechanism. There’s also working suspension and a fully suspended cab, and you can see more of the build to see on both Flickr and at the Eurobricks discussion forum, where you can also find a video of the truck in action.
If this stunning Peterbilt 352 86 cab-over truck looks familiar, that’s because it is. Andre Pinto’s previous 352 110 model appeared here in blue and white form a month ago, but because life is always better with diversity of colour, here’s Andre’s recently uploaded green and yellow short-cab 86 version. There’s more to see of Andre’s new 352 on both Eurobricks and Flickr, where you can also see the model side-by-side with its blue 110 counterpart.
This enormous block of blue and white is a Peterbilt 352 110 Cabover, an unusual configuration for an American hauler, and it’s the newest build of previous bloggee Andre Pinto. Andre has appeared here at TLCB a few times with his cars and motorcycles, but this is his first truck, and it safe to say he’s nailed it. Featuring opening everything and a tilting cab which reveals a highly detailed engine and chassis, Andre’s Peterbilt is well worth a closer look – do just that via the link to Flickr above.
It’s a 1:13 scale Peterbilt 379 truck, beautifully chromed, and pulling a matching Polar tank trailer, and as has come to be expected from Dennis, it is quite simply one of the most exquisitely detailed Lego models that you will ever see.
Dennis has gone one step further this time though, and has teamed his incredible building skills with third-party Lego light specialists Brickstuff, who have wired in hundreds of LEDs to bring the truck and trailer to life.
The whole project has taken 5 months to reach completion and is powered by a hidden battery whilst the lighting sequences are controlled by a custom multi-channel remote control.
Today no fewer than four TLCB Elves returned to TLCB Towers, each with a find they thought worthy of a meal token. Of course this led to a fight amongst them, but now that the blood and body parts have been cleared up we’re pleased to say that all four Elves received a meal! See, we are generous sometimes…
They did each deserve a meal actually, as each Elf found a lovely and beautifully built Town style truck by Flickr’s Peter Schmid, who has uploaded his latest four models in one go.
From top to bottom are; a Peterbilt Classic rig, a Volvo twin-trailer truck (in Nexo Knights livery), a Mack four-axel dump truck and a huge Volvo sleeper cab semi, each in mini-figure scale and all brilliantly detailed.
You can see each build in full-size images via Peter’s Flickr photostream here, where a variety of other vehicles, both digital and real, are available to view. Click on the link above to visit Peter’s photostream and to check out more of each build.
The Lego Car Blog Elves, as has been well documented on these pages, like bright colours, shiny things, and remote control. Today therefore, was a Good Day, as one of their number rode triumphantly into the office atop this; a stunning fully remote controlled Peterbilt 379 complete with a working MAC end dump trailer.
It’s the work of Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels, who returns to truck building after some time away from his most favoured subject. Built from around 5,000 LEGO bricks (over 500 of which have been beautifully chromed) and measuring well over a metre long it’s one of the larger models that we feature here at TLCB, and such impressive scale allows for some simply incredible detailing.
It also enabled us to give some of the Elves a ride around the office in the trailer, which they enjoyed immensely, before we dumped them all in a strategically placed bowl of soapy water (it’s for their own good, honest). You can check out more of Dennis’ spectacular build on Flickr via the link above (you won’t end up in bowl of soapy water, we promise), and you can also check out Dennis’ excellent book ‘The Art of Lego Scale Modeling’, which features other models like this one, by clicking here. You could even win it and other goodies as part of TLCB’s ‘Review My Set Competition’ – click here to learn how!
This spectacularly beautiful Peterbilt truck is the first large scale build by Flickr’s jarekwally, and he’s absolutely nailed it. Featuring custom chrome and engraved bricks, a full remote control drivetrain courtesy of LEGO’s versatile Power Functions components, and a suite of LED lights, jarekwally’s creation is one of the most polished* builds we’ve seen this year. There’s lots more to see on Flickr at the link above – click the link to make the jump.