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Big Red

Lego Technic Remote Control Peterbilt Truck

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.

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Change of Stripes

Lego Peterbilt 352 Cabover

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.

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Big Blue

Lego Peterbilt 352 110 Cabover

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.

Lego Peterbilt 352 110 Cabover

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Peterbilt 379 | Polar Tanker – Picture Special

Lego Peterbilt 379 Tanker Truck Bricksonwheels

This magnificent slice of brown brilliance is the latest work of one of our very favourite builders, published author and TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels.

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.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

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.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

There’s a whole lot more to see at Dennis’ superb photo gallery, including – of course – several stunning images showing what a few hundred expertly-integrated LEDs can do. Click this link to make the jump to see all the photos Flickr.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

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Town Truckin’

Lego Peterbilt Truck

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…

Lego Volvo Truck Nexo Knights

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.

Lego Mack Dump Truck

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.

Lego Volvo Truck

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End Dump

Lego Peterbilt 379 BricksonWheels RC

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!

Lego Peterbilt 379 & MAC End Dump

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Black Beauty

Lego Peterbilt Truck RC

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.

Lego Peterbilt Truck Remote Control

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Truckin’

Lego Technic Peterbilt Truck

Today’s creation is one of the simpler models to appear here in recent times, but it’s no less lovely for that. Artemy Zotov makes his TLCB debut with this neat Technic Peterbilt 379. It’s got hand-of-God steering, opening doors, and – somewhat oddly – a working two cylinder engine. There’s more to see on MOCpages at the link above.

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Hay Ho, Let’s Go!

Lego Hay Hauler

TLCB regular and truck-building king BricksonWheels is back! His latest work is to be found on both Flickr and MOCpages, and it’s a huge 1:22 scale Peterbilt 362 ‘cab-over’ hay hauler, complete with hay. It also allows us to get a Ramones’ song into a blog post title, which we’re quite pleased about. See more of the Peterbilt at the links and you can read TLCB’s interview with BricksonWheels in our Master MOCers Series here.

Lego Peterbilt Truck

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Real Rotator Wrecker

Lego Peterbilt tow truck

We’ve known Bricksonwheels for a while now, he was interviewed here on TLCB last week, and several of his models have appeared on these pages. So the Elves were pretty excited when he uploaded his latest masterpiece, a truly incredible 1:13 scale Peterbilt 379 Century Rotator Wrecker, a Tow Truck that looks more like the real Peterbilt than a Lego one

Weighing 9KG and utilising over 10,000 LEGO pieces BricksonWheels’ newest truck includes a fully functioning boom, working outriggers and fully wired winches. It’s also got possibly the coolest paint-job seen on any of his models so far, making it look like a giant Checker Cab. Check out what might be TLCB’s Truck of the Year on MOCpages and Flickr, where the full stats and complete gallery are available.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Wrecker

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Blockbuster – 4th July Special

Lego Independence DayWelcome dear Lego Car Blog reader, to our 4th July Blockbuster Special!

In celebration of the independence of the United States of America this 4th July we thought we’d bring you a selection of models linked (one a little tenuously) to some of the biggest American blockbuster films of recent times. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride…

No Independence Day list would be complete without the 1996 film epic of the same name. There were no real star cars in the movie, that role was very much fulfilled by the alien spaceships, so instead we have Lino M‘s superb 4th July themed Divco van. Lino is one of the car-building heroes of the Lego Community, and you can check out both him and his van on Flickr.

Lego Jurassic ParkNext up come two of the star vehicles from one of the biggest films of the nineties, Steven Spielberg’s incredible 1993 tale of the world’s most dangerous theme park. Legohaulic‘s two SUVs played a pivotal role in the story, one suffering a painful trip through a tree, whilst the driver of the other came to unfortunate end via the teeth of some prehistoric lizards. See more of Legohaulic’s creations on Flickr via the link above.

Lego Duel TruckThird in our Independence Day Special is both a builder and movie that have appeared on these pages before, but when a model’s this good we don’t mind. Duel was one of Spielberg’s earlier works and was deliciously simple in its format; a sales rep being chased by an aggrieved trucker across the desert. TLCB favourite Karwik recreates the famous Peterbilt tanker from the 1971 classic in fantastic detail. See more at his page via the link.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 4th July Special. As always, let us know your thoughts, suggestions and abuse via the Feedback page, and we’ll see you tomorrow. That’s all folks!

Bonus:

Well, apart from this. Suggested to us by a reader, it’s not really TLCB fodder, but a cowboy firing two pistols in the air is about as American as you can get, so it fits beautifully in today’s Special. We do also feature the occasional weapon of mass destruction here at TLCB, and Nick Barrett’s Yosemite S.A.M is more than just a cartoon character… Find out why on MOCpages.

Lego Yosemite Sam

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Gravel Pit

Lego Model Team Truck HaulerWe’ve written about this astonishing Peterbilt 379 by bricksonwheels before, but when a builder updates their portfolio with photos like these it’s definitely worth a revisit. Bricksonwheels moves his spectacular truck to a remarkably well-suited setting, where he’s joined by the equally brilliant Dennis Bosman and his previously featured Scania LT tipper. View the full gallery resulting in their meet at either of the aforementioned links. And now, for no reason other than a tenuous link the title, a bonus video to demonstrate how street we are.

Lego Dump Trucks

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Duel

Lego Duel truckThis evil brown tanker originates from the 1971 cult film ‘Duel’, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the short story by Richard Matheson, in which a deranged truck driver hounds a sales rep across the California desert. We won’t spoil the ending if you’ve not seen the film, so instead we’ll direct you to trapjewad‘s Flickr page where you can pick up some clues.

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