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That’s No Ordinary Rabbit!

Lego Duplo Tank

That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on. That rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide, it’s a killer! He’s got huge, sharp… he can leap about… Look at the bones!

This particular rabbit comes from Flickr’s Dvd who has given LEGO’s Duplo logo a bit of a reboot! Head over to his photostream via the link above and count to five, er, three, to see more.

 

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Mark V Tank – Picture Special

Lego Mark V Tank Sariel

This remarkable looking thing is a 1918 British Mark V tank that saw duty in the final months of the First World War. With an engine (built by Ricardo, who now make the twin-turbo V8 engine fitted to McLaren supercars) mounted in the centre of the crew’s cabin the Mark V was a miserable place to spend any time in. Ponderous, painfully slow, and unreliable, these early tanks were no fun at all, but they would change the course of warfare for ever.

Lego Mark V Tank RC

This beautiful Model Team style recreation of the 100 year old Mark V comes from Master MOCer and TLCB regular Sariel and it’s packed with brilliant engineering. With an XL motor driving each track Sariel’s Mark V can cross 22cm wide gaps, climb 9cm vertically, and ascend a 60% slope thanks to the 176 rubber feet mounted to the tracks for traction. This means that just like your Mom at a free buffet, nothing will get in its way.

Lego Remote Control Tank

Sariel’s Mark V also features a working 6-cylinder piston engine inside a realistically replicated cabin, a functional un-ditching beam, and two remote controlled side mounted guns that can rotate and elevate. Twin SBrick bluetooth bricks take care of the control signal, and mean that the Mark V can be controlled by a mobile phone and – more coolly – by a Playstation controller!

Lego Remote Control Mark V Tank

There’s lots more of Sariel’s Mark V tank to see at his Flickr album by clicking here, and you join in the discussion and watch a video of the model in action at the Eurobricks discussion forum by clicking here.

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Battle of Berlin

Lego IS-7 Tank

This is a Soviet IS-7 heavy tank, launched during the closing stages of World War II, and largely responsible for the fall of Berlin and the surrender of Germany – something that seems to get left out of Western history books.

Commissioned by Stalin to supersede the Soviet Union’s existing KV tanks, the IS was built quickly and finished poorly, but packed a mighty punch. The IS-7 was also mightily armoured, and could withstand an attack by both the German Panther and Tiger class tanks.

Lego IS-7 Tank

This brilliantly-engineered recreation of the IS-7 is the work of Tommy Styrvoky, and it’s one of the finest working Lego tanks that we’ve found to date. Underneath the smooth-plated exterior are six Power Functions motors that control everything from the drive, transmission and steering, to the turret rotation and gun elevation, and Tommy’s tank also includes a beautifully replicated working V12 piston engine and fully independently-sprung tracks too.

A comprehensive gallery of images are available via Tommy’s photostream, and you can see what the IS-7 can do courtesy of the video below.

YouTube Video

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Pussy Riot

Lego Mech Tank

The internet is full of annoying cats. Here at The Lego Car Blog we’ve always been a safe refuge, immune to the feline scourge that’s spreading across the limbs of the internet like leprosy. Until today…

This is Kobalt‘s ‘Quadpedal Feline Tank’, and it’s here for all your balls of string and canned tuna. There’s more of this cat-based mech to see on Flickr via the link above, or alternatively you can click here.

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Line of Sight

Lego StuG III Ausf G Tank

The crew of this StuG III Ausf G tank are in for a surprise if the photographer behind this first-person image is as heavily armed as they are.

Points* go to Daniel Siskind for this intriguing shot of his wonderfully accurate StuG III tank, and you can see more on Flickr via the link above.

*Redeemable at TLCB Towers for a colouring pencil of your choice and an assortment of paper clips.

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Fury

Lego M4A2E8 Sherman Tank Fury

2014’s Second World War movie ‘Fury’ was a surprisingly good film. Some big names made up the key cast members, but the real star was the tank around which the story revolved. Named ‘Fury’, the M4A2E8 Sherman was tired and battle-worn even at the start of the story, and was well outclassed by the superior German machinery. But being an American film, the American tank performs some amazing feats, and no doubt will inspire countless builders.

One such builder is previous bloggee Tommy Styrvoky, who has spent three months recreating ‘Fury’ in fully-working form. We’re not quite sure why the tank crew look naked, but other than that Tommy’s tank is visually brilliant. Underneath the model is just as accomplished, with twin Power Functions drive, working suspension, piston engine, remote gun elevation and turret rotation.

There’s lots more to see, including cut-away shots of the tank’s interior and mechanics, at both Flickr and at the Eurobricks forum. Click the link to jump back to Germany in 1945.

Lego Fury Tank RC

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Army Surplus Special

Lego Wacky Races Army Surplus Special

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races – competing for the title of The World’s Wackiest Racer!

Redfern1950s has made the whole TLCB office very happy with his recreation of the infamous ‘Army Surplus Special’. You can check it out here, and if you do please add a comment encouraging him to build the rest of the Wacky Races’ crews! Go on Red, you know you want to!

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And Now for Something Completely Different

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Unijob Lindo’s Photostream is full of strange, amusing things; just like our Elvish workforce. It includes a tank driven by parrots and these vehicles, which are charming in a violent way; just like our Elvish workforce. Fortunately for us, these are small scale models, rather than Technic Power Functions and so the only noises in our office today were Elvish giggles and the sound of pointy teeth gnashing on red and yellow Smarties.

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World of Tanks

Lego A39 Tortoise Tank Sariel RC

It was a quiet morning here at TLCB Towers. Then an Elf triumphantly rode into the office atop this, Sariel’s ridiculously impressive fully remote controlled A39 Tortoise tank. But a quiet morning it remained, as this might well be the slowest remote control creation that we’ve ever featured.

It is however, one of the most accomplished. Controlled via two SBricks (meaning a Playstation controller can be used to operate it, which is seriously cool!), Sariel’s tank features full RC drive and steering, gun elevation and panning, turret rotation, working suspension and a V12 piston engine.

There’s more to see on MOCpages here, plus you can watch all those features in action via the excellent video below.

YouTube Video

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Spacists

Lego Futuron Space Tank

The peaceful Futuron people from LEGO’s veteran space era seem to have got a whole lot more fighty in recent times. Suggested by a reader this mighty Futuron space tank comes from previous bloggee and Master MOCer Andrea Lattanzio aka Norton 74, and it’s here to finally kick some Blacktron ass.

We’re going to use this post to suggest that despite their longstanding bitterness the black side and the white side are actually exactly the same underneath their spacesuits, and that guns do not, have never, and never will, solve any community division. Seriously America, the rest of world is watching and wondering what the hell you’re doing to each other.

Anyway, you can check out Futuron’s bold new militarised direction at Norton’s photostream – click here to take a look.

Lego Space Hangar

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HIMOS

Lego Armoured Car

This is a High Mobility and Speed Military Armoured Vehicle, and it looks just the thing to one-up all the Range Rover, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Audi Q7 drivers on the school run – although the way things are going outside some of the school gates around TLCB Towers, we really wouldn’t be surprised if things like this start showing up before long…

If you’re interested in acquiring a HIMOS to ensure that little Octavia and Tarquin are delivered to their education establishment safely Vibor Cavor is the man to contact; place your order via Flickr or MOCpages via the links!

Lego Sci-Fi Tank

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Wedged

Lego Sci-Fi Armoured Gun Carrier

The Lego Car Blog Elves have been relatively settled of late, quietly getting on with their routine of scouring the interweb for blog-worthy Lego vehicles, pointless bickering, and eating whatever they find stuck in the office doormat. Today however, a familiar yet too-hastily forgotten cacophony of noise echoed down the corridor. A noise of panicked screaming, followed by a sound similar to that made when you stand on dropped popcorn at the cinema.

This TLCB writer wearily arose from an afternoon of Googling Margot Robbie pictures to ascertain the source of the interruption – knowing full well the scene that would likely await him in the corridor.

As feared, a spectacularly violent Elf was commanding something big, heavy and remote control to repeatedly run over several of its co-workers that had become trapped in a corner, and it was having the time of its life. Subsequently picked up by its ears and removed from TLCB Towers by way of the office slingshot, the Elf in question had found one hell of a vehicle though.

It’s called ‘Scorpion 2’, and it’s been built by Flickr’s Sioka sculpting, who’s making his TLCB debut. Whilst of mini-figure scale it’s a huge bit of kit, and it comes with some mighty weaponry too with front and roof-mounted swing-away railguns(?). A crew of four mini-figures reside inside, and can access the interior via a side-mounted hatch.

There’s lots more to see of this magnificent mammoth on Flickr – click the link above to visit Sioka’s photostream, whilst we wash Elven bodily fluids out of the corridor carpet.

Lego RC Sci-Fi Tank

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Blue Bull

Lego Space Tank

Things appear to be getting serious in Classic Space. Gone are the days of smiling spacemen conducting peaceful exploration for purposes that no-one ever quite fathomed, today’s classic spaceman is smiling for a whole different reason; he has a really big gun. This slightly Great War-esque space tank comes from TLCB favourite Norton74, who has branched out from his usual impeccable hot rod and truck builds in order to arm LEGO Space’s nice guys. His ‘Blue Bull’ space tank comes complete with a crew of three, a support team, and a nifty looking (and very blue) hangar. There’s more available at Norton’s photostream – click the link above to see all the images.

Lego Classic Space Hangar

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El Laxante

Lego Chevrolet El Camino Tank

LUGNuts’ 100th Challenge draws to a close soon, and it’s yielding some superb results. This entry is the our Elves’ favourite so far, and had it been entered in our own Summer Building Competition last year we’re fairly sure it would have taken home some prizes. Racing stripes? Check! Ridiculous engine? Check! Flames? Check! Tank tracks? Double Check! D-Town Cracka is the irresponsible adult behind it and you can see more of his extensively modified ’74 Chevrolet El Camino via the link above.

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