Black on black has been the default colour choice of gangsters, politicians, and vigilante crime-fighters for decades. Regular bloggee Jonathan Elliott goes back to the earlier days of moody paint schemes with this deeply black hot rod roadster, which uses just two colours; the image could be black-and-white and it’d look exactly the same. Join the gangsters, politicians and vigilantes in the dark via the link above.
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My Other Car’s a Mustang
LEGO’s brilliant 10265 Ford Mustang set is not only a great rendition of Ford’s iconic pony car, it has provided parts for more alternate builds than any other set we’ve seen yet. From Karmann Ghias to De Tomasos, Citroens to Cybertrucks, and even other Ford Mustangs, 10265 has spawned all manner of alternative creations.
Cue Jakub Marcisz, whose simply titled ‘Classic Car’ repurposes the ’60s Ford into something rather more vintage. The model includes a detailed interior, opening doors and trunk, plus there’s working steering too, and there’s more to see of Jakub’s excellent alternate at his ‘10265 B-Model – Classic Car’ album via the link above.
Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge
The Five ‘D’s of Dodgeball make for an appropriate title today, as this wonderful ’20s Dodge Coupe is built only from the parts found within the official LEGO Technic 42111 Dom’s Dodge Charger set.
Eurobricks’ gyenesvi has included suspension front and rear, working steering, a 6-cylinder engine, plus opening doors, hood and trunk, but hasn’t stopped there.
The real ’20s Dodge Coupe was also available as a soft top, which gyenesvi has duly created via the model’s removable roof and modular A and B-pillars, allowing for a swift conversion to the roadster variant.
We guess that makes it Dodge, Duck, Dodge, Dive and Dodge.
And that’s not all. The 42111 donor set includes some rather tasty ‘modifications’ that Dom’s Dodge Charger sported in the Fast & Furious movies, including a supercharger and nitrous kit. Said modifications can also be applied to gyenesvi’s 42111 alternate, creating an authentic looking Dodge hot rod.
Which makes it Dodge, Duck, Dodge, Dodge and Dodge.
Further details of all versions of gyenesvi’s Dodge are available at the Eurobricks forum, where a link to building instructions can also be found. Dive over via the link above!
Nope, not another Donald Trump joke, but this rather lovely classic British roadster by newcomer MP LEGO Technic Creations. Built for a Eurobricks contest, MP’s creation includes working steering, an inline-four engine, and a rear differential, and there’s more to see at both Eurobricks and Flickr.
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.
I Love Gooooold!
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.
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.
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’.
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!
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.
(It Doesn’t Matter if You’re) Black or White
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*As opposed to staying in the office eating Sugar Puffs straight from the bag again.
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.
No. 74 – Picture Special
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.
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.
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.
Auburn Boattail Picture Special
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…
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.
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…