Tag Archives: Roadster

Little Tow

You don’t need a billion bricks and a personal connection to the staff here at The Lego Car Blog to see you creation appear on this site. A few well-chosen bricks and excellent presentation are all you need. That and a TLCB Elf to wander onto your page, but they’re normally pretty good at finding models, otherwise they don’t get fed.

We have two small-scale examples to prove the case today, the first being this lovely Town-scale tow truck from previous bloggee de-marco. Great photography and a neat brick-built tow hitch count in its favour and there’s more to see of this and de-marco’s other builds on Flickr at the link.

Today’s second slice of simple building comes from fellow past bloggee Pixeljunkie with his gorgeous Datsun 2000 Roadster. More brilliant presentation is in evidence (and if you’re not sure how to take photos like these take a look here) with the model enhanced by some wonderful period-correct stickers. Head to Pixel’s photostream via the link above to see more of his top-notch build.

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I Love Gooooold!

LEGO 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster

Goldfinger, Goldmember and… er, Donald Trump would all appreciate this car. But don’t let that put you off, because it’s something rather special.

Just twenty-nine Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadsters were constructed between 1934 and ’36, each weighing around 6,000lbs and powered by a five-litre supercharged straight-eight engine that could propel the car to over 100mph. Independent suspension, 12V electrics, hydraulic brakes, and even safety glass made the Mercedes one of the most advanced cars of the time, and it had a price-tag to match.

LEGO 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster

Today any Mercdes-Benz 500K is a seriously sought-after car, with the Roadsters even more desirable due to their extreme rarity, but if you don’t have $10million at your disposal don’t worry – car building legend and TLCB Master MOCer Firas Abu-Jaber has one that’s rather more attainable.

Firas’ 1:16 scale Model Team replica of the 500K Special Roadster took around a month to build, and features opening doors, hood and trunk, a detailed engine, and more gold than Trump Tower. OK, that’s not true, but it’s still a lot of gold. There’s much more to see of Firas’ golden masterpiece at his Flickr photostream – click here to take a look, and to catch up on Firas’ interview here at TLCB click the link in the text above.

LEGO 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster

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Starman

Lego Tesla Roadster in Space

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds

We’ve flirted with the annual Lego bandwagon that is SHIPtember before, but this year we’ve found an entry we can really get behind.

This is a Tesla Roadster. Specifically it’s the actual Tesla Roadster owned by Paypal founder, Tony Stark inspiration, and pot enthusiast Elon Musk.

Earlier this year the Muskinator decided to launch his company’s first car, the Roadster, into space using his other company, SpaceX’s, Falcon Heavy Rocket. The little Elise-based electric sports car reached speeds of over 120,000km/h and is currently orbiting with an aphelion of 248,890,000km piloted by a mannequin named ‘Starman’.

Lego Tesla Roadster in Space

Thanks to the vacuum of space, Starman’s Roadster will continue to orbit indefinitely too, racking up considerably more miles than the 244 the car was capable of on one charge back on earth.

This huge 100-stud long homage to Elon’s ingenuous marketing project comes from TLCB newcomer Adrian Drake aka Brickfrenzy, who has built not only the ’08 Roadster but also Starman at the wheel too.

There much more to see of Adrian’s space-bound Tesla at his photostream via the link above, and you can watch the real Tesla Roadster live in orbit thanks to the wonders of YouTube by clicking here!

Lego Tesla Roadster in Space

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Electric Dreams

Lego Tesla Roadster

Tesla have a come a very long way since their first Roadster. Little more than an electrified Lotus Elise, Tesla’s first product wasn’t very good, but it was very expensive. It did not do well.

How things have changed. Not only are Tesla’s current Model S, Model 3 and Model X cars genuinely good alternatives to the established combustion engine incumbents from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and the like, they are almost spectacularly revolutionary.

We have high hopes for this then, the new Tesla Roadster 2.0 revealed in concept form last year. With the potential for a sub 2-second 0-60mph time (even a Bugatti can’t match that) and a possible 600 mile range (although probably not at the same time), Tesla’s latest car could be everything their first wasn’t.

There’s some time before the Roadster 2.0 will reach production, so until then we have this top quality Lego version from Avanish Shrestha to keep us interested. Cunning techniques are in abundance and there’s more of the model to see at both Flickr and the Eurobricks forum.

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(It Doesn’t Matter if You’re) Black or White

Lego Technic Jaguar XK120

Wise words from the King of Pop there. Eurobricks member martijnnab has used this excellent advice to great effect, building two versions of his gorgeous Technic Jaguar XK120 Roadster in contrasting colours.

Lego Technic Jaguar XK120

Martijn’s Jaguars are inverse to the meaning behind Michael Jackson’s 1991 hit however, as whilst they look the same on the surface they are very different underneath, with the white XK featuring mechanical functions including a straight-6 engine and working steering whilst the black XK includes a fully remote controlled Power Functions drivetrain.

Lego Technic Jaguar XK120

There’s lots more to see of both versions of Martijn’s wonderful Technic Jaguar XK120 Roadster at the Eurobricks forum – click on the link above to make the jump.

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Cream Tea

Lego Vintage Roadster

This glorious vintage roadster by Flickr’s Galaktek was discovered by one of our Elves today, and we’re pretty sure it is absolutely not their cup of tea. Smooth, restrained, classy… literally none of the qualities that our Elven workforce would choose in a vehicle. But the discovering Elf knows its masters rather well, because it is absolutely our cup of tea. TLCB Staff are a civilised bunch you see.

Lego Vintage Roadster

Unusually coloured in cream and tea hues, Galaktek’s roadster looks the perfect car in which to take a jaunt to the country club for a, well… cream tea. The closest this TLCB writer is going to get to that vision is drinking a can of Red Bull alone in the stationary cupboard, so whilst he partakes in a slightly tragic but harmless fantasy you can check out more of Galaktek’s model at his photostream via the link above.

Lego Vintage Roadster

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Stay Classy

Lego Technic Alfa Romeo 1932

Long time readers (and probably even short time readers) will have worked out that this is not a classy blog. However every so often we put on a shirt, leave the decaying ruin that is TLCB Towers, and sit in a real restaurant to eat something that actually came out of the ground. With metal cutlery and everything.*

Anyhoo, this is one of those moments, as this could well be the classiest creation that we’ve published all year. Built by marthart of Brickshelf it’s a 1932 Alfa Romeo Spider, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It also has a working engine, steering, leaf spring suspension, and opening doors and hood.

There’s more to see at marthart’s Brickshelf account via the link above. Put on a tie and join us there.

Lego Technic 1932 Alfa Romeo

*As opposed to staying in the office eating Sugar Puffs straight from the bag again.

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High Roller

Lego Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

This beautiful creation is the latest work of vehicle building legend, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round excellent human being Firas Abu-Jaber. It is of course a Rolls Royce, in this case their spectacular 1926 Silver Ghost Springfield ‘Playboy’ Roadster, and it’s been built for LUGNut’s 100th Challenge. Firas has recreated the vintage Roller down to the last detail, including a stunning interior, fold-out ‘dickie’ seat, and an external rear-mounted luggage trunk. There’s a huge range of excellent images available on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to see all the details.

Lego Vintage Rolls Royce Playboy Roadster

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No. 74 – Picture Special

Lego '32 Ford Hot Rod

This absolutely stunning ’32 Ford Roadster hot rod was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. It’s been built by previous bloggee Andrea Lattanzio aka Norton74, and it’s quite incredibly beautiful.

Lego Hot Rod Garage

Based on a ’32 Ford Model-B body and fitted with a flathead V8, Andrea’s creation is typical of the early hot rods of Bonneville racing. He’s also included a photo of the car in his wonderful previously featured workshop, complete with superbly recreated (although slightly more modern) tools and garage equipment.

There’s lots more to see at Andrea’s Flickr photostream and we highly recommend paying him a visit – click here to see all of the beautiful images.

Lego Ford Roadster Hot Rod

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Retro Roadster

Lego Satomobil

This is, er… we have no idea. Reading builder Ordo‘s creation backstory left just left us confused, so it’s probably best we simply own up and say this is here because it was suggested, and because it’s really cool. There’s more to see on Flickr.

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Auburn Boattail Picture Special

Lego Auburn Boattail Speedster

This is special Special. Due to an inflated sense of self-importance we tend to write quite a few meaningless words here at TLCB. For this post though, whatever we say is completely moot, because this creation is so utterly beautiful the only way to do it justice is through images. Lots and lots of images. So here they are…

Lego Auburn Boattail

It’s a 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster, and although it’s a bit early to guess ‘Car of the Year’, this is quite possibly it. Used in an Indiana Jones movie, Flickr’s Veeborg has recreated the incredible pre-war roadster in wonderful detail.

Lego 1935 Auburn Speedster

You can see the full gallery at Veeborg’s photostream here, or at his MOCpage here – they might be the best Lego links you click on this year…

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Black Betty*

Lego Roadster

These mini-figures look a bit on the small side for this monstrous roadster, but when their ride is this cool we’re sure they don’t mind. See more on Flickr below.

*Apologies Eric Teo, we know you’ve named this ‘Betsy’, but there’s isn’t a song we can use for the title, so we dropped the ‘s’!

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15 Pieces of Fame

Lego Roadster

Ok, Calvin Sun’s Roadster has a few more pieces than fifteen, but nevertheless it does prove you don’t need oodles of bricks to makes something blogworthingly cool. Check it out on Flickr here.

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A+

Lego Ford Model A Hot Rod

MOCpages’ B. Rick (which we’d love to be his real name!) makes his TLCB debut* with a beautiful little Ford Model A hot rod. See more of his classic V8 roadster at the link.

*We think. B. Rick’s name isn’t conducive to an accurate search through our archives as our search engine returns almost every post we’ve ever published. Apologies Mr. Rick!

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Start Up the Brickingham!

Lego Classic Roadster

Proving you don’t need a huge pile of bricks to make something great is Joao Campos and his lovely fictional ‘TR-14 Brickingham’ roadster. Joao hasn’t used many pieces, but the ones he has are employed brilliantly – even being positioned upside-down in places. See more of his classic roadster on MOCpages.

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