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Protecting the Earth from the Scum of the Universe

It’s 1997, the year the Kyoto Protocol ensured that CO2 emissions were reduced to avert climate change, a small ethical start-up called Google registered their domain name, and Will Smith cemented his legacy as a forever wholesome family rapper.

It was also the year that said wholesome family rapper starred in one of the biggest movies of the decade; ‘Men in Black’, wherein an organisation ‘more secretive than the C.I.A. and more powerful than the F.B.I.’ went on a recruitment drive to help protect Earth from the scum of the universe.

Will Smith’s character of course got the gig, entering him into a top secret world of memory-erasing pen thingies and carboniser fission guns, plus the rather unique vehicles that the ‘Men in Black’ had at their disposal, including a fleet of 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victorias.

In standard form the ’87 Crown Vic could have been an entry into TLCB’s Festival of Mundanity competition, so deep was its nondescriptness. However, the Men in Black version came equipped with a few… optional extras, most notably a little red button that initiated a sequence of the finest CGI that 1997 could muster.

Previous bloggee Peter Zieske has captured the effects of pushing the aforementioned button beautifully in brick form, with the result perhaps even more visually believable than its movie counterpart.

Further images of Peter’s brilliant transforming ‘Men in Black’ Ford LTD Crown Vic can be found at his Flickr album, and you can click here to take a look, whilst we ponder the fact that the entire world seems to have been on the receiving end of the ‘Men in Black’s memory-erasing pen thingy since 1997…

Once Upon a Time in the West

Lego Western Train Robbery

Yes it’s no use saying that you don’t know nothing
It’s still gonna get you if you don’t do something
Sitting on a fence that’s a dangerous course
Oh, you could even catch a bullet from the peace-keeping force
Even the hero gets a bullet in the chest
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Our obscure British music theme continues here at The Lego Car Blog. If that’s not your thing (and if it isn’t, take a long look at yourself), perhaps try this alternative. Oh, the model! This superb Western train robbery scene comes from Flickr’s markus19840420 (there must be a lot of Markuses on Flickr) and there’s more to see by clicking here.

Fresh Prince

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

Oh yeah, this lovely mini-figure scale ’53 Chevrolet Bel Air was found on Flickr. It’s been built by LegoEng and there’s more to see here.

Here Come the Men in Black…

Lego Men in Black Ford P.O.S

Here come the Men in Black
Galaxy defenders
Here come the Men in Black
They won’t let you remember

Oh, we nearly forgot; this awesome recreation of the Ford LTD from the movie is the work of Ralph Savelsberg.  Hit the red button here.

Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West Robot

Wiki wild wild, wiki wiki wild, wiki wild, wiki wiki wild wild west… The immortal words of Will Smith there, in the song from the film of the same name, Wild Wild West.

A sort of steampunk meets western adventure, it’s probably not one of Big Will’s best movies, but it does feature one hell of a villain. Arliss Loveless’ Tarantula Contraption was probably the star of the film, and it’s been recreated in fiendishly difficult Lego form by Flickr’s Imagine Rigney. The Tarantula stands on its own and can be seen at upcoming Colorado & Wyoming Lego displays, causing mayhem amongst the Town scenes.

If Colorado and Wyoming are a bit far, head over to Flickr where you can see all the details of Imagine Rigney’s work.