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The Cog (and 25 Rough Terrain Cranes)

Take four of the most inventive Lego builders (including one TLCB Master MOCer), twenty-five 42082 Technic Rough Terrain Crane sets, and inspiration from Honda’s ‘Cog’, one of the greatest car commercials of all time, and you get one heck of a cool video.

One of the four builders behind LEGO’s brilliant piece of marketing is Nico71, who has also taken 42082 and repurposed it to create an excellent telehandler/wheel-loader ‘C-Model’ using only pieces found within the set. Nico’s model features a motorised tilting and raising fork via LEGO’s Power Functions system, mechanical steering, rear suspension, and all-wheel-drive linked to a V6 piston engine.

Lego 42082 Telehandler

There’s more to see of Nico’s brilliant telehandler at his website, where if you own a 42082 Rough Terrain Crane set and fancy building this C-Model for yourself you can, as Nico has made instructions available too. You can read full details of the model, view the complete gallery of images, and find building instructions via the link above.

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Gymkhana 7

Lego Ken Block Ford Mustang

Ken Block’s Gymkhana series is a YouTube phenomenon. A series of expertly choreographed driving stunts seamlessly sewed together, Ken’s online exploits have created a worldwide army of fans. TLCB Elves are included in this, and each new Gymkhana video release is followed by days of Elves riding anything with wheels (and a few things that don’t) around the office, annoying everybody.

Gymkhana 7, published three years ago, has racked up over 43 million views on YouTube alone, and stars an 800+ bhp all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang and some enticingly deserted Los Angeles streets.

It’s this video that builder Primoz Mlaker has chosen to recreate in Lego form, building both part of the Los Angeles set and Block’s ferocious classic Mustang. But it’s not just a static diorama…

Lego Ken Block Mustang

Yup, thanks to some hidden Power Functions motors Primoz’s Mustang can throw down the moves from the film, including the obligatory Gymkhana donuts and also the opening seen from the video involving the Mustang’s unique all-wheel-drive system and a very strong chain…

You can see all the images and videos of Primoz’s brilliant moving diorama on Flickr by clicking here, plus you watch the original Gymkhana 7 film on which this creation its based by clicking the link above.

Lego Gymkhana 7

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Grand Theft Lego

Ever wondered what would happen if the wholesomeness of LEGO met the debauchery of Grand Theft Auto? Well thanks to digital media wizards Nukazooka you can wonder no more! The Lego Car Blog Elves are watching this madness on loop…

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Mini-Figs in Space!

Felix Baumgartner, probably TLCB’s Man Of The Year, entered the history books this week, becoming the first human being to travel supersonic unpowered.

Suspended 24 miles (39 km) above the Earth in a glorified kids’ party decoration, watching, through his fogging visor, the planet curve away beneath him and space creep downwards from above, Baumgartner stepped into the Unknown.

The Unknown clearly resented being stepped into, and sent Baumgartner into a flat spin, from which he could very easily have passed out. A veteran of over 2,500 jumps, control was regained and he got on with the business of accelerating to a truly astonishing 833.9 mph (1,342 km/h), or Mach 1.24. His incredible freefall lasted over four minutes, after which he deployed his parachute, reaching the New Mexico desert floor around 5 minutes later, and securing a place in history forever.

And as if this story couldn’t get any cooler, a LEGO mini-figure recently undertook his own epic descent…

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