Tag Archives: Police Car

Striped Tomato

Undercover detectives need an understated, invisible ride. Something that draws no attention, that can slip by unnoticed. A Dodge minivan for example. Or a Toyota Corolla. Not a bright red Ford Gran Torino with a giant white vector stripe down each side.

Still, maybe things were different in the ’70, and Starksy & Hutch’s wheels still seemed to nab them plenty of crooks. Cue Pasq67‘s 8-wide recreation of one of TV’s most famous vehicles, complete with Starsky & Hutch mini-figures and ‘magnetic’ pot-plant flashing beacon. Oh, and a  giant white vector stripe down each side of course.

Head to Pasq’s Flickr album via the link above for all the imagery and click here for a nearly twenty-minute montage of the real Gran Torino in action!

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Almost a Corona

Toyotas don’t always have the most fortunate names. There’s the ISIS, the BJ, and the perfectly-acceptable-until-recently Corona. Which is now a deadly virus. Oops. The name Corona actually means ‘crown’, just like Toyota’s Corolla, Camry, and, er… Crown.

It’s the Crown we have here, which means essentially the same thing as Corona, but doesn’t evoke the ongoing mass morbidity of the elderly. This Lego version of the Crown comes from Ralph Savelsberg of Flickr who has recreated the Japanese saloon in Tokyo Police specification, complete with authentic decals and the odd raising light-bar on the roof.

There’s more to see of Ralph’s Toyota Crown police car at his photostream via the link above, which has gotta be better than a Corona. Probably not a BJ though…

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Range Rozzer

Range Rovers aren’t just for rich London types. Well they are now, but back when the original was around even the police used them. This neat Speed Champions style recreation of a classic police Ranger Rover (in Manchester police livery) comes from TLCB favourite Jonathan Elliott and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link above.

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Other Runners

Blade Runner wasn’t all about the ‘Spinner‘. Largely forgotten, the movie featured several vehicular oddities that appeared alongside the famous hovercar, each managing to look both futuristic and decidedly sheddy at the same time. Flickr’s keiichi kamei remembers two such designs, the ‘Armadillo‘ van and the ‘Deckard‘ car, each shown here in both civilian and civil service roles.

Previous bloggee keiichi has recreated the designs wonderfully in mini-figure scale, with some ingenious building techniques and custom decals used to enhance the models’ accuracy. Head to the futuristic time of November 2019 (yes, Blade Runner is now set in the past!) via the links above.

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Town Triple

It’s blue Smarties all round today as three Elves returned to TLCB Towers, each with a blue town-scale creation. It turns out all three are the work of the same builder, Flick’s de-marco, who is becoming a regular on these pages. Each has been constructed in LEGO’s classic ‘Town’ style (a favourite here at TLCB) and recreates a well known(?) real-world vehicle in mini-figure scale.

The first of de-marco’s build is perhaps the most true-to-life, a classic Dacia 1300 from a time when the Romanian brand was independent from Renault, but also simply built discontinued Renault products (and fairy badly at that…). It turns out that the Dacia 1300’s ugly blocky sloping shape is perfect for recreation from angular LEGO bricks and the result looks remarkably close to the real thing.

de-marco’s second Town vehicle is a classic Austin/Morris Mini in British police ‘panda car’ specification. LEGO’s ‘Maersk’ blue with white doors and a single blue light (using a piece from LEGO’s 9V lighting sets) works a treat, even if the car looks a little long for the famously small classic car.

Lastly de-marco has built something a little larger, in the form of this excellent Kamaz drop-side truck. As with all three creations the details are spot on, yet simple enough to fit into a Town scale build, and there’s more to see at de-marco’s photostream via the link. There are also video instructions available for each build – you can find a link to these under each image in de-marco’s photostream should you wish to jazz your own Town up with some iconic classics!

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Old Bill

Lego Classic Police Car

We don’t know why the police are known as the ‘old bill’ (amongst many other names) in TLCB’s home nation. Whatever the reason, today’s post looks like really old bill, being a gloriously ancient-looking police car inspired by Mercurys and their like from the 1950s. UK cops had to make do with embarrassing stuff like this* in the ’50s, so we’re loving this Model Team build by previous bloggee Redfern1950s. There’s more to see of his brilliant 1950s police car on Flickr – click the link above to dial 9-1-1.

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Black on Black

Lego Classic Police Car

A double post today, as two previous bloggees appear here with a pair of black mini-figure scale classics. First up (above) is _Tyler‘s glorious 5-wide Ford Anglia 100E in police specification, complete with a brilliantly authentic 1950s British police officer.

Today’s second black classic comes from Jonathan Elliot who has built a lovely 6-wide ‘anonymous black sedan’ from a similar era. Smart techniques abound on both models and there’s more to see of each via the links above.

Lego Black Sedan

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Fleetmaster Fleet

Lego Chevrolet Fleetmaster

The Lego Car Blog staff might all have clothes slightly too small for them after Christmas but the Elves, locked up over the festive period, are hungry. Imagine the delight of the first Elf back then, when it was awarded not one but four meal tokens. Will it spread its four meals out, or binge on four dinners in one go? I think we all know the answer to that.

The cause of this Elven gluttony is Vibor Cavor (aka Veeborg) who has built four beautiful versions of the mid-1940s Chevrolet Fleetmaster. Clockwise from top left is a police fastback, a taxi sedan, a fire chief coupe, and a delivery-bodied ambulance conversion. Each model is wonderfully detailed inside and out, includes opening doors, hood and trunk/tailgate, and features hand-of-God steering.

There’s more to see of all four Fleetmasters at both Vibor’s Flickr photostream and MOCpage – click the link to check them out.

Lego Chevrolet Fleetmaster

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Classic Americana

Lego Christine Plymouth Fury

The relentless pace of uploads by Flickr’s de-marco continues, with his two latest builds delightful slices of classic Americana. Above is a lovely 6-wide Plymouth Fury, before things turned strange courtesy of a Stephen King novel, whilst below is a neat 1960s police car in a rare blue-over-yellow paint scheme. There’s more to see at de-marco’s photostream via the link above, where there are also instructions for each model available!

Lego Police Patrol Car

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Size Isn’t Everything

Lego Micro-scale Vehicles

At least, that’s what your Mom told this TLCB writer. It’s a philosophy adopted by Flickr’s LEGO 7 too, who has constructed this charming micro-scale scene in which none of the vehicles are more than two studs in width. They’re all instantly identifiable though, with a taxi, police car, excavator, cement truck, ambulance, semi truck, coupe and bus all recreated brilliantly in miniature and placed within a clever modular roadway. There’s lots more to see of all the vehicles plus the neatly designed base at LEGO 7’s photostream – click the link above to check it out.

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To Protect and Serve

Lego Technic Police Car

With The Lego Car Blog’s home nation victim of a terror attack this week we’re acknowledging the incredible work that our emergency services perform in the face of horrific acts of violence. NHS paramedics, doctors, nurses, cleaners and caterers, bomb disposal teams, the Greater Manchester Police, and of course the people of Manchester, demonstrated the very best of British society in the aftermath of the May 22nd attack.

Our police officers don’t get to drive big RWD V8-engined sedans, although their fast-response BMW, Audi and Volvo diesels look quite fun, but they’re the backbone of the US and Australian forces’ fleets.

Big, wallowing, and not actually that fast, RWD V8 sedans really aren’t suited to European policing, but that doesn’t stop them being – at least to our eyes – quite cool.

This neat generic Police Interceptor comes from previous bloggee pipasseyoyo, and it features the obligatory V8 engine hooked up to a four-speed gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, working suspension and steering, opening hood, trunk and doors, and a deployable spike-strip to apprehend the bad guys.

There’s more of pipasseyoyo’s Technic Police Interceptor to see at his Brickshelf album via the link above, and if you’re reading this and represent one of the emergency services, wherever you are; thank you.

Lego Technic Police Car

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Car Chases…

Lego Transformers

…are about to get a lot more interesting! This ingenious Transformer comes from Flickr’s RGB900 and looks killer in both car and robot modes. Lucky the police have got a few tricks up their sleeves too, with the result likely to be a giant robot death match at the end of every car chase. The Elves, connoisseurs of ‘World Wildest Police Chase’ type programmes (and with a well-documented love of Transformers), are very excited.

Lego Transformers

There’s more to see of each of RGB’s builds at his Flickr photostream, which includes photos of the seriously clever transformation process used to turn a 6-wide sports car into bipedal robot. Click the link above to make the jump to the full gallery.

Lego Transformers Robots

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Tears in the Rain

Spinner

This beautifully built and photographed Spinner police car is the work of Tyler (legohaulic) on Flickr. To be honest, you’ve probably seen it already. By the time our Elves spotted it, this model had already accumulated over 160 likes and 1,200 views, within a few hours of it being posted. Click on the link and “enhance 224 by 176” to see the details.*

*Deckard didn’t have “notes” on his version of Flickr either.

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‘It’s Got a Cop Motor…’

Lego Dodge Monaco Blues Brothers

It’s been a while since we featured one of your suggestions; this one was discovered by one of our readers on the Lego Ideas creation sharing platform. It’s a recreation of the 1976 Dodge Monaco from the 1980 film ‘Blues Brothers’ by newcomer eini1971, and you can see more at the link.

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Cum On Feel the Noize

Lego Bluemobile Dodge Monaco

The Lego Car Blog Elves are – despite their small size – quite fantastically noisy creatures. Thus they were delighted to find two noisy creations today, and then almost immediately enraged to find that LEGO bricks produce no noise at all, even when they’re shaped as if they do.

The first of their finds (above) comes from Flickr’s Nik J Dort, who has recreated the iconic ex-police Dodge Monaco complete with roof-speaker from the 1980 film ‘Blues Brothers’, which until recently held the record for the highest number of vehicles destroyed in a movie. Watching this destruction has placated the Elves somewhat.

Their second find comes from a builder suggested to us by a reader, LEGO Will, but sadly from a movie the Elves are unable to watch yet as they are still banned from the local cinema. Will’s mini-figure scale recreation of the ‘Doof Wagon’ from the ridiculous (and brilliant) 2015 film ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’ can be found on Flickr too – click the link above for all the pictures.

Lego Mad Max Fury Road

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