Tag Archives: Vintage Car

Today’s Programme is Brought to You by the Letters ‘T’ and ‘U’

Lego Ford Model T

Some wise words from Sesame Street, which has been playing on the old TV in the Elves’ cage room to help them learn to spell. A human hand hidden inside some fuzzy felt with eyes stuck on top is clearly an effective learning aid, as following Elmo’s alphabetical directive the Elves have returned with two letter-based finds today!

Our ‘T’ creation (above) comes from Flickr’s Jonas Obermaier, a neat 1920s Ford Model T pick-up in mini-figure scale. Mini-figures who are up to no-good we think, as any 1920s vehicle near a ‘Keep Out’ sign usually spells trouble. Find out what they’re up to at the link above.

Today’s ‘U’ creation (below) was also found on Flickr, and comes from Joshua Brooks. It too is mini-figure scale, and it’s apparently a UT-60D U-Wing fighter from one of the many Star Wars battles in which some plucky pilots try to thwart a giant evil space station. It could therefore be from literally any Star Wars story as far as we know, so for a fuller back-story (and to check out what is a really lovely creation) click the link above or wait for it to appear on a blog that’s nerdier than this one.

Lego UT-60D U-Wing Star Wars

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The Arkansas Chug-A-Bug

Lego Wacky Races Arkansas Chuggabug

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 worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… And there’s the Arkansas Chug-A-Bug with Luke & Blubber Bear!

Redfern1950s adds a seventh cartoon racer to his rapidly expanding Wacky Races ensemble! There’s more to see of the Arkansas Chug-A-Bug at Red’s Flickr photostream, and you can check out the six Wacky Racers builds that proceeded this one – as well as couple by other builders – by clicking here.

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The Ant Hill Mob

Lego Wacky Races Ant Hill Mob Bullet Proof Bomb

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 worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… Right behind is the Ant Hill Mob in their Bullet Proof Bomb!

Lego Wacky Races Bullet Proof Bomb

Redfern1950s is quickly amassing the entire Wacky Races ensemble, with six racers built in the last few weeks! There’s more to see of the Ant Hill Mob’s ‘Bulletproof Bomb’ at Red’s Flickr photostream, and you can check out his five Wacky Racers builds that proceeded this one by clicking here.

Lego Ant Hill Mob Wacky Races Bullet Proof Bomb

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Smooth Saturday

Lego FIAT Grand Prix Racer

Going smooth requires a fair bit more effort than staying au-natural, but it’s definitely worth it. These two old-timey vehicles from Pixel Junkie and RGB900 show how to do it. There’s more to see of Pixel’s vintage Fiat and RGB’s Morgan inspired 3-wheeler on Flickr – click the links above to get waxed.

Lego Morgan EV3

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Gruesome Twosome

Lego Wacky Races Creepy Coupe

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 worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… Lurching along is the Creepy Coupe with the Gruesome Twosome!

We’re loving these superb recreations of Hannah-Barbera’s iconic ’70s cartoon racers, and builder Redfern1950s is showing no signs of taking his foot of the gas with his third instalment from the franchise. Join in the fun on Flickr at the link above, and Red; if you keep building these we’ll keep blogging them!

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Get Your Kicks…

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod Route 66

This absolutely gorgeous Ford Model-T hot rod was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. It comes from TLCB favourite and Master MOCer Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton 74), and it’s based on a real world hot rod that was constructed from various bits of ’20s-30s Fords (plus an engine from a ’53 Dodge) in the late 1950s. Sadly though, by 1965 the car was sitting in storage, and it didn’t re-emerge until 2014 when it was sold to a buyer in Norway.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod

The hot rod might now be a long way from its place of origin, but we’re always excited when cars such as these are returned to the road. Norton74 has recreated the ‘T’ beautifully, and he’s also remembered the culture that created the original with a wonderful tribute to Route 66. You can see more Norton’s stunning Model T, plus the diorama that accompanies it, via Flickr – click here to Get Your Kicks on Route 66.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod Route 66

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Stay Classy

Lego Technic Alfa Romeo 1932

Long time readers (and probably even short time readers) will have worked out that this is not a classy blog. However every so often we put on a shirt, leave the decaying ruin that is TLCB Towers, and sit in a real restaurant to eat something that actually came out of the ground. With metal cutlery and everything.*

Anyhoo, this is one of those moments, as this could well be the classiest creation that we’ve published all year. Built by marthart of Brickshelf it’s a 1932 Alfa Romeo Spider, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It also has a working engine, steering, leaf spring suspension, and opening doors and hood.

There’s more to see at marthart’s Brickshelf account via the link above. Put on a tie and join us there.

Lego Technic 1932 Alfa Romeo

*As opposed to staying in the office eating Sugar Puffs straight from the bag again.

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Model A Rat Rod

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This year’s Creations for Charity event continues apace. It’s a great opportunity to help do some good via the hobby of Lego building (like reading this blog). It’s also a great opportunity to buy some brilliant models, designed by some of the top Lego builders from around the world. One example is this Ford Model-A pick-up hot rod from TLCB regular Tim Henderson, one of two vehicles he has donated to year’s fundraiser. Click the links in the text to view them and buy them.

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Mr. T

Lego Ford Model T

Long before jibba-jabba was quit and fools were pitied, Mr. T was rather different. Here he is doffing his cap to a lady on the sidewalk while taking his splendid new automobile out for a drive. Flickr’s _Tyler is the builder of this neat Model T scene and there’s more to see here.

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The Right Profile

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Red has produced a monster-sized vintage racing car. Loosely based on a 1932 Alfa Romeo, this car has the aerodynamic streamlining that was all the fashion at the time smooth built in bricks. It also features working steering and an engine that uses so many ray-guns as greebles that it could almost be part of sci-fi SHIPtember.

Red has included multiple views in his uploads but we really liked the straight profile shots, which are an unusual way to present a MOC. Click this link to Flickr to more views and under the bonnet or click this link to hear the song that we stole today’s title from. Meanwhile, here’s the left profile:

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Back in Black

Lego Technic Ford 5 Window Coupe Hot Rod

This lovely Ford 5-Window Coupe hot rod was discovered on Brickshelf by one of our Elves. It comes from newcomer TeddyMagenta, and besides looking the part it’s got a working piston engine, 4-speed gearbox, functioning steering, front and rear suspension, and opening doors and boot-lid. There’s lots more to see of this excellent build at Teddy’s Brickshelf gallery – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Ford Hot Rod

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Duck Dynasty

Lego Donald Duck Car

LEGO’s licensing division has brought a variety of well loved characters to the mini-figure range in recent times. Disney’s cartoon characters are some of the latest, and here Donald Duck shows that ducks are good inside more than just pancakes. Donald and his cartoon wheels were suggested by a reader and you can see more courtesy of LegoJalex on Flickr.

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Lemon Shark

Lego Vintage Racer

This brutal-looking vintage racer was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. With clever side-exit exhausts, racing decals, and an angry shark mouth it’s a firm favourite here at TLCB Towers. LegoGallifrey is the builder and there’s more to see on Flickr via the link.

Lego Vintage Race Car

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SteamBucket

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod Steampunk

Alternatively fuelled vehicles are nothing new. In fact they’ve been around longer than anyone alive today. The early days of motoring saw a number of fuel sources vying for supremacy, including gasoline, steam and even electricity.

It was of course gasoline that won, and it’s only now – over a century later – that we’re beginning to understand the environmental cost of this technological choice, and make any sort of progress to cleaner mobility.

Previous bloggee Norton74 is takes us back to the start of motoring, long before concerns of global warming and air pollution, with this magnificent steampunk Ford T-Bucket hot rod. We’re not aware that Ford’s Model-T could be had with anything other than a gasoline internal combustion engine, but some of its long-forgotten rivals could be powered by all sorts of things, steam included. It’s not too much of a stretch then to imagine that the hot rodding world could indeed merge a Model T with a steam-car.

Norton’s gloriously strange steampunk T-Bucket is just for show though – underneath all that copper is a typical small-block V8 gasoline engine, there’s no water tank and no furnace – but it looks fantastic. There’s lots more to see on Flickr at Norton’s photostream – click the link above to jump back in time.

Lego Ford Model-T Hot Rod

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Blow Me

Lego Bentley Blower 3/8 Litre 1924

If you added up the entire value of all the vehicles in The Lego Car Blog’s carpark, it still wouldn’t equal one of these. Or even half of one. In truth, we do own a lot of crap, but we are Car People so there’s some good stuff knocking around too (guesses in the comments!). Anyway, this gorgeous green creation is of course an inter-war ‘Blower’ Bentley, and just like the real car it’s absolutely magnificent.

LegoGallifrey is the builder and you can doff your cap/salute/[insert other cultural and chronologically appropriate response] his brilliant mini-figure scale build via the link above.

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