This delightfully whimsical steampunkesque hot rod comes from perennial bloggee Redfern. With a V12 engine up front and copper detailing in abundance it looks to be just the vehicle for a vulgarian gentleman. There’s more to see on Flickr – click here to make the jump.
A pair of Elves returned to TLCB Towers today after each found a Ferrari on their unending search for the web’s best Lego creations. Normally this would initiate Elf-on-Elf violence, but because we’re feeling generous, and because both models are absolutely superb, today’s post is a double and thus each can go away happy (fed).
Both creations are the work of Ryan Link, who has an impressive garage of brick-built cars under his belt. These two are his latest, Ferrari’s 599 GTB (red) circa 2006, and their first ever all-wheel-drive car, the 2011 FF (white).
Both cars feature Ferrari’s legendary V12 engine mounted up front, which Ryan has recreated in brick form, along with a pair of fully detailed interiors and beautifully replicated bodywork, complete with opening doors, hood and trunk.
Without doubt Aston Martin make some of the most beautiful cars in the world. The problem for the company’s revenue stream is that because they’ve made beautiful cars for a while, you don’t actually need to buy a new one to feel like you’re owning a bit of the Aston Martin experience. This, clearly, doesn’t help them to sell new cars.
Cue the new DB11 (we have no idea where the DB10 went), which updates their design philosophy and, more importantly, utilises a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz AMG to sort out reliability, ergonomics, emissions, and other such finicky issues that Aston Martin really don’t care for.
Cue also Flickr’s Jeroen Ottens, who has constructed this wonderful Technic Supercar replica of Aston Martin’s latest model. Jeroen has captured the tricky new shape beautifully, and he’s also packed his DB11 recreation with accurate technical details too, including independent suspension, a V12 engine linked to an 8-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox, a working airbrake, LED lights (the front of which swivel with the working steering), and opening doors, hood and trunk.
There’s more to see and a link to instructions at Jeroen’s Flickr photostream – click the link to make the jump and check it out.
This incredible-looking car is a Lamborghini Centenario, built to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini, and based on a 760bhp version of the V12-engined Aventador supercar.
Just forty Centenarios were produced, each costing well over $2million, and all were pre-sold, so it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see one. Fortunately Ryan Link has built the next-best thing; a near perfect Model Team replica of the limited-run supercar.
With a detailed interior and engine, opening doors and engine cover, and the Centennario’s carbon-fibre monocoque recreated beautifully in brick form it’s a model that’s well worth a closer look.
TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla returns with this classic hot rod. Apparently, “There’s no replacement for displacement” and in this case the giant engine has displaced the bonnet* from the car’s body. Speaking of which, the engine catches the eye but there are some nice curves at the rear too. Click this link to the Senator’s Photostream to see more of this car and video of his working V12 Lego pneumatics motor, which sadly won’t fit in this car.
*translation = “hood”
Paul Boratko aka Crowkillers is back at TLCB, thanks to an eagle-eyed reader. This is his latest creation, and you might have noticed that it’s quite a lot smaller than his previous builds. However, somewhat remarkably Paul has still squeezed in a range of Technic Supercar functions, including working steering, opening hood, engine cover and butterfly doors, and a mid-mounted miniature V12 piston engine.
Perhaps the only part of the Volkswagen group of companies that will remain unaffected by the emissions scandal is Lamborghini. Customers buying a 690bhp, 6.5 litre, V12 engined car, probably won’t be surprised that its emissions are quite high and its fuel economy is best measured in miles to the pint. Still, there are some compensations. You can top 200mph when you pop down to the shops.
Nick Barrett’s version of the Aventador might be even faster, as it lacks the aerodynamic drag caused by wing mirrors. However, that’s being very picky, especially when you get your eyes into the details of this 1:10 scale monster MOC. The car is roughly 25 studs wide (or 1/4 of a SHIP) and the Technic axles used for the windscreen wipers don’t look out of place. Nick’s car has all of the working features that you’d expect from this Master MOCer. It includes Hand of God steering for playability and Nick’s take on the Aventador’s rear windscreen. Click this link to MOCpages to see more.
Here at TLCB we regularly mock the efforts of ambitious but rubbish millionaires who promise the arrival of a new Bugatti-beating supercar every other month. Most such companies never start production, and the few that do go bankrupt within weeks after delivering the square root of F-all. All that is, except one…
Pagani was founded in 1992 by Argentinian-Italian ex-Lamborghini engineer Horacio Pagani. Seven years later the company’s first supercar reached production, via a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, and it quickly became the new poster car of eight year olds everywhere and cemented Pagani’s membership into the premier league of supercar makers.
Fast forward thirteen years to 2012 and it was time for the risky second album. Pagani responded by launching the incredible Huayra hypercar, a car capable of pulling over 1.6 lateral G at 230mph.
A car as astonishing as the Huayra deserves an astonishing Technic Supercar build, and today’s post sure meets that criteria. Much like the Pagani company the builder of this Technic recreation is a new entrant into the premier league of supercar builders, having only been building for a few years, but with this build Francisco Hartley has made sure he’s going to get noticed.
Underneath the remarkably accurate bodywork Francisco has engineered a working V12 engine, 6-speed gearbox with clutch, independent suspension, damped gull-wing doors and – most impressively of all – the Huayra’s ingenious active aerodynamics.
All of the working features are mechanical, there’s not a Power Functions motor or pneumatic cylinder anywhere, and all are exquisitely engineered. You can see all the details of this beautiful Technic supercar on MOCpages at the link in the text above, plus you can see the features in action via the slick video below. Welcome to the premier league Francisco!
The 2015 Formula 1 Championship kicked off in Australia last week, and with a long-absent name back on the grid. Or should we say back of the grid? Honda’s F1 return with McLaren has not been an easy one, and due to ever more ridiculous FIA rules restricting development, innovation, and fun, the once mighty engine supplier will probably be at the back for some time yet. But we like Honda here at TLCB, so we’re going to take a trip back to when they were allowed to do what they do best – innovate.
This gorgeous 1967 Honda RA300 is the work of previous bloggee Nico71, and not only does his Technic recreation of one of Honda’s finest moments look completely beautiful, it works too. There’s Power Functions controlled steering and drive, functioning suspension, and of course, a replica of Honda’s masterpiece V12 engine which powered the car to victory in its first ever race.
There’s lots more to see of Nico’s RA300 Formula 1 car on the image sharing platform Brickshelf – click here to make the jump.
We kick off the new year in style with an incredible supercar; Sariel‘s new Technic Ferrari Enzo. His latest work features Power Functions remote control drive and steering, a lifelike V12 engine, fully independent suspension, pneumatically opening doors and a remotely controlled 4-speed gearbox. We certainly can’t do all that justice here, so view the video below and then take a trip to Sariel’s MOCpage to see all the photos.
This epic early Lamborgini Countach comes from Model Team masters the Bing-Bong Brothers on Flickr and MOCpages. Before the excess of the eighties diluted the shape with wings and body-kits, the Countach was almost an elegent-looking supercar. And one that paved the way for some explosive successors. See more here, and here.
This might just be the perfect Lego car. With a huge V12 up front and full suspension, gearbox and steering underneath the impossibly pretty bodywork, szecs‘ Technic Supercar stopped The Lego Car Blog office for quite a while. There’s a huge gallery to flick through on Brickshelf. See it via the link above.
With MOCpages broken (again) the Elves assigned there have been redirected towards Flickr. It didn’t take long before one returned with this rather lovely looking supercar. The Chinchilla Mamba (now that’s a bizarre cross-breed) has all the hallmarks of a Ferrari, but a slightly smaller animal on the badge. Senator Chinchilla is the creator.
This stunning blue racing car comes from one of the best motorsport builders around, RoscoPC*. Found on Brickshelf, this 1967 Eagle Weslake V12 features working suspension, engine and steering. The real deal won just a single race, in the hands of Dan Gurney at the notoriously dangerous Spa circuit. After 26 races the car was retired as the team focussed their efforts outside of Grand Prix racing, but nevertheless it earned fame simply by being one the most beautiful Grand Prix racing cars ever made. See more of Rosco’s Lego version at his Brickshelf page via the link above.
*See if you can spot his name in the picture.