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High Five

Lego Hover Cars

It’s a bumper posting today at The Lego Car Blog, as no less than five hover vehicles by Flickr’s Scott (aka Clever Lego Reference) make the grade for publication. Thankfully they were suggested by a reader, otherwise we’d like have a very fat and then very sick Elf on our hands.

Scott’s speeders range from civilian to military to municipal, with our favourite being the glorious black-hole refuse collection vehicle shown in the last picture. Although the fact that rubbish doesn’t simply disappear into a black hole is probably news to some. Recycle people!

Anyway, there’s more to see of each hover vehicle (plus others not shown here) at Scott’s photostream – Click the link above to make the jump.

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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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Lego Technic Volvo FE Refuse Truck

This is not one of the more sexy vehicles to appear here at The Lego Car Blog. It is, as any European reader will know, a humble Volvo refuse truck. But it one of the most well thought-out Technic creations to appear here in a very long time.

There are no remote control components, no motors, and no pneumatics, but this model has mechanical functionality by the wheelie bin load. Built by previous bloggee Thirdwigg the little Volvo features a mechanical bin lift, compacter, extraction plate, hopper, piston engine, steering, tilting cab and opening hopper. It’s just the sort of model that we wish LEGO would add to the Technic range themselves, and there’s lots more to see on Flickr and Eurobricks at the links.

Lego Technic Volvo Garbage Truck

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Bin Lorry

Lego Bin Lorry

LEGO would probably call this a Refuse Collection Truck or something, but round our way these are bin lorries and that’s what this shall henceforth be called! Anyway, it might just be a bin lorry, but what a magnificent one it is. Zbiczasty has recreated the Volvo FM cab and Anaconda compactor so brilliantly we had to click on the thumbnail image of the real truck in his recently modified Brickshelf gallery to check it wasn’t Lego too. See what we mean by clicking the link above.

P.S. Recycle!

Lego Refuse Truck

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Micro-Scale Master

Lego Refuse Truck

Small. And utterly brilliant.

We don’t often blog two creations by the same builder in one week, but when they look like this we felt we couldn’t ignore them. oLaF-LM is the genius behind this minute refuse truck, which follows on from his spectacular articulated truck blogged earlier in the week. See more here.

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