Tag Archives: post-apoc

The Last Paradise

Lego Tracked Container Town

Flickr’s Rat Dude has a very different idea of what constitutes ‘paradise’ to that of TLCB Team. Still, we suppose it’s relative, as compared to a post-apocalyptic wasteland* this roving container town may well be paradise on tracks. Beautifully built, Rat’s ‘Last Paradise’ features remote control drive and a two-speed gearbox controlled via a third-party SBrick bluetooth brick, allowing the town to rove around the halls of TLCB Towers creeping-out the Elves. Whilst we get on with that you can see more of Rat’s wonderful creation on Flickr – click the link above to take a look.

Lego Tracked Container Town

*Or TLCB Towers…

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The Road Warrior

Lego Mad Max V8 Interceptor

It’s been a while since the last Mad Max post here at TLCB, but today one of the Elves returned a hero and our smelly little workers are all now crowded around the old TV/VHS combo in their cage room watching Mel Gibson smash stuff up.

We have previous bloggee crash_cramer of Flickr to thank for the relative peace this has brought, and his huge 1:10 recreation of the V8 Interceptor from 1981’s Mad Max II – The Road Warrior.

Underneath the superbly accurate exterior is a working V8 (with supercharger), functioning steering and live axle suspension, courtesy of some custom curved lift-arms.

There’s more to see of crash-cramer’s epic build at his photostream, and if you’d like your own Mad Max Interceptor (albeit rather smaller) then check out the excellent custom kit from Manner-Spielzeug here.

Lego Mad Max V8 Interceptor

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Gigahorse

Lego Mad Max Fury Road Gigahorse

It’s been a while since the last ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’ vehicle featured here at The Lego Car Blog. This means the Elves haven’t watched the movie in ages, seeing as they’re only allowed to do so if they find an appropriate creation.

Cue much Elven celebration today therefore, when one of their number returned to the office with this, a rather excellent recreation of the Gigahorse stacked Cadillac from Flickr’s hachiroku24.

Not only has hachiroku replicated the movie car brilliantly, he’s also made instructions available so you can build one for yourself. Head over to his photostream via the link above for more.

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To the School Gates!

Lego Post-Apoc Truck

The school run around The Lego Car Blog Towers is getting ridiculous. A sea of Land Rover, Volvo, Mercedes and Audi SUVs, you’d think the school gates were on the top of a mountain pass, not the middle of suburbia. Still, nothing but the best for little Alicia and Noah.

With the current race to the bottom of the automotive barrel it surely won’t be long before vehicles like these start turning up ensure that children can be safely transported to their colouring lessons. Which we’re all for of course – if it means the bloody Audi Q7 is no longer top dog on the school run.

First up to do battle at the school gates is the model above, a wonderful post-apocalyptic truck by TLCB newcomer Versteinert MOC. With a gun on the roof, knight’s shields for a front bumper, and machetes for front fenders, not even a Mercedes G-Wagon will intimidate this school-run Mom.

Today’s second creation eschews offensive weaponry for defensive protection. Faber Madragore‘s ‘racing buggy’ includes a full roll cage and nudge bar, plus working steering and pendular suspension, all at mini-figure scale. There’s no room for Noah’s backpack – or even for him – but Safety First!

There more to see of each build on Flickr. Join the school run madness via the links above!

Lego Off-Road Buggy

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Post-Apoc-Rod

Lego Post-Apoc-Rod

If ever there was a car styled by a TLCB Elf, this is it. Flickr’s Mark of Falworth clearly has Elf blood running through him which – whilst undoubtedly concerning for Mark’s friends and family – does mean his mind is capable of some gloriously outlandish oddities. There’s more to see of this one at his photostream via the link above.

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The People Eater’s Limousine

Lego Mad Max Fury Road People Eater's Limousine

It’s been a while since we featured a vehicle from Mad Max – Fury Road, but thanks to a reader we’re back in the apocalyptic wastelands of George Miller’s 2015 epic. The Elves – despite not finding this creation themselves – are watching a screening of the movie in their cage room, so we can probably expect extreme violence from them tomorrow. In the meantime let’s take a closer look at today’s build.

Based on an AM General M814 military truck with a Mercedes-Benz W123 limousine body mounted atop it, this is the ‘People Eater’s Limousine’. Like all the vehicles from the movie the truck/limo hybrid was built for real, using two salvaged Mercedes-Benz limousines due to be scrapped by a wedding car company.

In the film the truck is used by the Mayor of Gastown as his own personal transportation and can also refine oil on the move, allowing his business to continue earning revenue even while he traverses the desert between Gastown and the Citadel. A smart man then, but he also wears nipple-clamps at all times, so that probably cancels out.

Nipple-clamp wearing businessman aside, this Lego recreation of the People Eater’s Limousine is about an accurate a replica of a Mad Max – Fury Road vehicle as we’ve seen yet, and includes a highly detailed engine, a perfectly replicated interior, and the two oil-refining trailers in tow.

It’s the work of Scott of Flickr and there’s a huge gallery of images available to view at his photostream, which also includes some of the other vehicles from the Mad Max – Fury Road film. Click on the link above to make the jump to Scott’s photostream, and if you want to see what happened to the real vehicle (clue: fire and explosions!) then click here!

Lego Mad Max Fury Road People Eater's Limousine

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Another One Bites the Dust (Cart)

Lego Post-Apoc Garbage Truck

When the Zombie Apocalypse arrives which – according to that guy stashing canned food in his shed – it will, you’re gonna want a vehicle like this. With a roof-mounted machine gun, a spiky bumper, and – of course – a garbage compacter to dispose of those annoying zombie corpses, this fortified garbage truck by Flickr’s Guy Smiley looks just the ticket for post-apoc survival. Take out the trash via the link above.

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Post-Apoc-Chop

Lego Post-Apoc Motorcycle

The Lego Car Blog Elves love post-apocalyptic violence. Possibly because they secretly harbour thoughts of a victorious Elven uprising that results in a brutal Elf-ruled dystopia. For now though thankfully these dreams only manifest themselves when they watch Mad Max films and an Elf gets run over by a colleague riding the wheeled mop-bucket.

This particular TLCB writer finds the choice of transportation in the aforementioned films an odd one though. Always hugely over-powered, flame-spitting and gloriously thirsty, post-apoc vehicles seem completely opposed to what you would actually want in a world short on gas and spare parts. The perfect post-apoc vehicle is surely a Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf or Honda Insight. Reliable, efficient, and quiet.

And boring. Which is why movies shun their practicalities in favour of vehicles like this one. It’s a post-apoc chopper by Flickr’s Stephan Johnsson, and it fits the over-powered, flame-spitting and gloriously thirsty category perfectly. Entitled ‘Wasteland Roamer’ Stephan’s creation is beautifully constructed and there’s more to see at his phtostream – click the link above to fire it up.

Lego Post-Apoc Motorbike

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Colouring the Apocalypse

Karf Apoc

There seems to be a convention that following any variety of apocalypse (atomic, global warming, asteroid impact, alien invasion, zombie outbreak, massive Elf-fight, etc..), the overall decor will be rather drab. Tones of brown, black and grey will predominate, with the occasional beige camper van. Fortunately Flickr’s Karf Oohlu has decided to cheer everyone up with a pair of brightly coloured post-apoc vehicles. Click this link to his Photostream to enter his weird world.

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It’s a Hard Knock Life

Lego Mad Max Post-Apoc School Bus

If the Elves went to school, this is what they’d ride in. This would be to ensure the safety of the community, but we have a feeling that they would love it too. Suggested by a reader, you can see more of James Cox’s post-apoc Mad Max-esque school (of hard knocks) bus on Flickr.

Today’s second Mad Max creation comes from Flickr’s Doctor Mobius for the LUGNuts ‘100 Way to Win’ challenge, and it’s… er, we’re not entirely sure. But we’ll trust him. He’s a doctor. See more here.

Lego Mad Max Truck

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Maximum Madness

Lego Mad Max Cars

There have been three Mad Max movies to date, and with the latest re-ignition of the franchise promising a few more films to come our Elven workforce, whose second love after Megan Fox in Transformers is post-apocalyptic violence, are very excited. The Elf that discovered this photo is something of a hero amongst its colleagues today then, and it has also earned itself three meal tokens. We have seen a couple of these builds from Flickr’s Tim Inman aka rabidnovaracer before, but they look damn cool together don’t they? You can see more of his three Mad Max – Fury Road vehicles at his photostream via the link above.

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Bone Plough

Lego Post-Apoc Truck

‘Boning’ and ‘Ploughing’ are both likely to bring up some interesting Google search results, but such is our maturity you won’t find any mention of that here, no sir. Anyway, this bone-driven post-apoc ploughing pick-up was found by one of our Elves on Flickr, it’s been built by nurunaunanai, and there’s more to see at the link above.

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End of the Road

Lego Mad Max Fury Road Buick

There’s a movie out in cinemas at the moment that all the proper Lego Blogs are talking about, so here’s a post-apoc classic Buick from ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’. Yup, we like to stay on top of current events here at TLCB…

It’s (probably) our final MOC of 2015, so it’s somewhat fitting that Tim Inman’s Buick from the latest Mad Max instalment is one of the last vehicles left on earth. There’s more to see of this top-quality build at Tim’s photostream – click here to make the jump and get mad.

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The Maximum Force of the Future

Lego technic Mad Max V8 Interceptor

TLCB Elves only like two types of movies; those with robots, explosions and car chases, and those with Megan Fox in. Handily the Transformers franchise provides them with all of this, but Mad Max is a fairly close second, despite the Megan Fox shaped hole in it.

We haven’t let them watch the newest addition to the saga yet (the Elves are banned from our local cinema due a series of unfortunate incidents), but the late ’70s original and its ’80s sequel are regular fodder for the old TV/VHS combo situated in their cage room. But only once they’ve brought a Mad Max creation back for us to blog of course.

Today one Elf has been fed and lots more are happily cheering and whooping at the TV downstairs, because this most excellent Mad Max creation was brought into the office.

Hailing from the early original movies, Paave’s V8 Interceptor ‘Pursuit Special’ features Buggy Motor propulsion, a servo for steering, an on-board Li-Po battery, working suspension, and a whirling supercharger pulley.

There’s more to see of his brilliant creation on both MOCpages and Eurobricks – click the links to make the jump.

Technic Mad Max Car

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Fury Road

Lego Mad Max Fury Road Vicious

Lego versions of the Mad Max – Fury Road vehicles are appearing e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e, but we don’t mind – they are the perfect cars for this little corner of the internet. This one comes from Jin Kei, and it’s one of the key cars from the epic post-apoc movie. Join the madness at the link above.

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