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Spambulance

Lego Sci-Fi Ambulance

We’ve all been there. That time when you’re exploring an uncharted planet, collecting space crystals, when BLAM! You get run over by an invisible lunar rover.

Fortunately Frost‘s Emergency Medical Response Rover (or Space Ambulance / Spambulance as we’re calling it) is on hand to pick up the pieces. Dial 911 via the link above.

Lego Space Ambulance

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It’s Febrovery!

Lego Hot Rod Lunar Rover

It sure is. One of the many tenuously-named monthly bandwagons, Febrovery is one we can get behind. Especially when the results look like this. Previous bloggee Priovit70 has turned classic space roving up to eleven with his stupendous tracked rover ‘NCS Sobriety’, and there’s more to see on Flickr here.

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Galactic Gaster

Lego Space Ant

We totally knew what the rear bit of an ant is called without having to Google it… No matter, this brick-built oddity is the work of Flickr’s F@bz, who has constructed it for Febrovery 2017, and its gaster (the bulbous posterior portion of the metasoma, obviously) makes cunning use of the otherwise completely useless Death Star piece. There’s more to see at F@bz’ photostream via the link above – click he link above to make the jump.

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Classic Micro Scale

cs-layout

Readers of a certain age (and this writer), will be whisked straight back to their childhoods by this brilliant Classic Space layout from Primoz Mlakar on Flickr. Promoz has captured in micro-scale the type of image that millions of children looked at in wonder during the early 1980s in catalogues such as this. Click the link in the text to view the individual ships and vehicles and enjoy the nostalgia.

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Spacey Sunday

Sapcey Sunday 01

We enjoy a bit of sci-fi in our diet of Lego models here at The Lego Car Blog. This applies especially when it’s from older themes, which we can understand. The newer stuff is a lot harder to comprehend. Confusingly, SHIPtember starts tomorrow, on the 1st of August. Today we’ve got two models which revisit old Lego themes.

Andrew Lee is one of a number of builders who have taken advantage of the new parts available from the Nexo Knights theme’s colour scheme to build Ice Planet MOCs. The new windscreens and canopies are particularly useful, as many of the originals from 2002 haven’t aged well. Andrew’s “Blizzard Baron” features different detachable modules that enable it to perform a variety of missions on the snow.

Meanwhile, Jason Briscoe has posted this wonderful Neo-Classic Space land train on his Flickr Photostream. Its three trailers have a neat assortment of equipment on them, including gas tanks, something which looks like a drill and something which looks like an artificial lung machine in the middle. Oh dear, perhaps we don’t understand this type of sci-fi either!

Spacey Sunday 02

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To Walmart!

Lego Classic Space Hazmat Transporter

If we were mini-figures here in TLCB office and had to choose one vehicle to fulfil all our needs, this would probably be it. We can think of no task that Horcik Designs‘ ‘HMT4’ classic space tracked transport isn’t perfect for, from a trip to the shops to off-roading through the mountains. It’s even the ideal tool for removing Elf droppings from TLCB Towers, what with it being hazardous-materials compliant. There’s more to see of Horcik’s brilliant machine on Flickr – click the link above to make the hyper-jump.

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Classic Spechnic

Lego Technic Classic Space

Who’d have thought Classic Space and Technic could go together so well? This marvellous Classic Space themed Technic truck trial off-roader was suggested by a reader and comes from Flickr’s Horcik Designs. There’s XL motors for drive, bouncy suspension and an oversize (but no less cheery) Classic Spaceman at the wheel. You can take a look at all the images via the link to Flickr above, whilst we ponder other possible theme mash-ups!

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Arctic Roll

Lego Ice Planet Rover

This funky Ice Planet rover from Flickr’s Chris Perron rides on some of the best brick-built wheels we’ve ever seen. And if you think rolling on wheels carved from solid ice is a ridiculous idea, you’re right – but that didn’t stop Lexus

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Mini Rover

Lego Micro-scale Rover

No, not a Rover Mini, but a mini rover. As is often the way with sci-fi we’re padding out this description to hide our incompetence with the subject matter, but if you’re into spacey things more than we are then you can check out Rod Gillies’ wonderfully neat micro-scale rover via his photostream here.

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Rovers Return

Lego M-Tron Rover

There’s only a week left of this year’s Febrovery (although you can of course build a rover any time you like), and here are two more of our favourites so far. Above, and resuscitating the classic M-Tron theme, is Andrew Lee‘s entry, whilst below Jon Blackford has chosen to go a simian-shaped route. See more of each on Flickr at the links.

Lego Sci-Fi Mech Rover

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Here Comes the Science Part

Lego Sci-Fi Rover

Febrovery creations are racking up on Flickr, and this one – suggested to us by a reader – is probably the most sciencey one to date. You can tell how far we are outside of our comfort zone by our use of the word ‘sciencey’, so it’s probably best you click on the link to see what this creation by TLCB debutant Felipe Avelar is up to – get your rove on via Flickr here.

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Lunar Love Bus

Lego Space VW Camper

We’re pretty sure that over the years quite a few custodians of Volkswagen’s iconic Transporter have been on a trip to outta space. And then woken up spooning a stolen traffic cone and smelling of something foreign. Seriously kids, don’t do drugs. Anyway, back to the model; this neat VW Camper-esque creation comes from piratecox as part of the Febrovery fun over on Flickr, and we can only imagine what that mini-figure spaceman has got inside his ‘air’ tanks. See more via the link above.

Lego Sci-Fi VW Transporter

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Fab Febrovery

Lego Space Rover

Febrovery continues, and Flickr’s F@bz is the latest builder to get his rove on. Whatever this is, it looks rather wonderful, and there’s more too see at F@bz’ photo stream via the link above.

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Egghead

Lego Rover

This marvellous-looking thing is a planetary rover by Flickr’s Jonas and it’s kicking off this year’s Febrovery. The online Lego Community loves a tenuously titled monthly challenge so we can expect a flurry of Febrovery-related vehicles to appear over the next four weeks. We’ll endeavour to bring you the best our Elves find, probably with vague and rambling descriptions that expose our science fiction incompetence. Until then you can see more of whatever this is as Jonas’ photostream – click here to get your space on!

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Gyro Transducing

Lego Sci-Fi Rover

This is Ilya T‘s ‘Rover SCP-1’, and it’s apparently “equipped with a new kind of wheel consisting of an independent system of pneumatic shafts with fifth-generation gyro transducers”, which all sounds marvellous. You can see more of said wheels, as well as the vehicle which rides atop them, at the link above.

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