Unlike Hollywood at its laziest, 1saac W. isn’t rebooting vintage LEGO theme Indiana Jones, er… we mean ‘Johnny Thunder’, but he is letting us know what Indian… Johnny‘s friend Harry Cane got up to after retiring from his pilot-based adventuring. A shark-toothed Ford ‘Tudor’ hot rod shows Harry hasn’t lost his need for adrenaline and there’s more to see on Flickr.
Now if you could build a matching plane 1saac, perhaps we’d even get on board for a reboot…
TLCB’s historical accuracy is pretty flakey, but even we know this isn’t what Henry VIII used to get to whichever beheading event was on that week. This stupendous build is Ford Model A, nicknamed the ‘Tudor’ because it had two doors. Lots of cars probably had two doors at the time, but as 90% of all the cars on the roads were Fords, they got the ‘Tudor’ moniker. This one comes from TLCB favourite _Tiler, who has captured the late ’20s sedan wonderfully, constructing it atop a Fabuland old-timey chassis. Hail a ride in 1930’s New York via the link above!
No, not that Black Knight. Or that one. This is a Ford ‘Tudor’ hot rod, so called because it had two doors, and not because it has anything to do with the English royal house that was in power for a century from 1485. But the tenuous link does enable us to write a title that lets us include pointless Monty Python clips, so we’re pretty happy.
We have Redfern1950s to thank, and his excellent (and very black indeed) Model Team Ford Tudor hot rod. Head to Flickr via the link to see more.
Built by regular bloggee Jonathan Elliott both are wonderfully clean Speed-Champions-esque designs representing two different takes on the hot rod genre. In green on the left is a seriously low chopped ’29 ‘Tudor’, whilst in red on the right is a ’31 Ford 5-Window ‘highboy’.
Both capture their respective styles beautifully and feature a wealth of neat detailing. There’s more to see of each build at Jonathan’s photostream via the link above, where you can decide if you want to go Higher or Lower.
*If you can get the tenuous 1980s British Television-related link award yourself ten TLCB Points!
Besides being a CBC television programme containing quite a lot of sex (and also quite a lot of historical inaccuracy), ‘Tudors’ can also refer to buildings of a certain style and, perhaps more strangely, Hot Rods.
We have no idea how a car can be a ‘Tudor’ (can anyone help?), but looking at Doc Brown‘s ’32 Ford Tudor we do quite like the results. As is commonplace in recent Technic creations Doc’s Ford is remote controlled via LEGO’s Power Functions system and he’s produced a video to show it in action that’s nearly as slick as the model itself. Check it out below, and see the Ford’s full gallery on Flickr via the link above, or on Eurobricks here.