Curvy, yellow, delicious, and contained within its own handy wrapper, the banana is a wonderful fruit. Equally curvy, nearly as yellow, and highly delicious (if you’re a TLCB Elf), Tauriel1‘s hot rodded cab-over got the Elves most excited. Until they found out it’s digital, meaning it can neither be ridden on or chewed.
Still, it does look absolutely marvellous, and if you’re wondering ‘why don’t TLCB publicise more digital builds?’, it because they rarely look like this.
Newcomer Tauriel1 has an array of digital creations in their photostream and you can view more of the ‘cab-over’ featured here alongside their other designs on Flickr. Click the link above to make like a banana and split.
Our Elven workforce couldn’t resist this nicely detailed mining lorry from Flickr’s LEGO 7. As well the detailing, the “Giant Dump Truck” has some nice play features, including an opening cab & tipping function. Depending on how you choose to read its name, it could also be a bit rude. Perfect for our Elves and sadly perfect for us too. Click the link in the text for more photos.
This magnificent creation is the latest build by Flickr’s Senator Chinchilla, and we’ve never wanted a car more. Looking part American, part Italian, and part Japanese, it may not be a real car, but gosh it’s cool. The Elves like it because it’s yellow of course, but we’ll take ours in black, as we don’t think anything could look more menacing. Head over to the Senator’s photostream via the link above, and leave a message from us requesting a black version…
We don’t often blog fictional cars here at The Lego Car Blog. This is mostly because they tend to be a bit on the shit side. This isn’t though. It’s been built by Flickr’s Alexander Paschoaletto, it’s called the ‘Tonagari Atmos’, and it is – as you can see in these images – an absolutely beautiful piece of design. There are several images available to view – click the link above to check them out.
We hate this generation of Ford Mustang. Gone was the pretty, relatively compact first generation, and in its place we got a fat, poor handling, thirsty monstrosity. The original ’60s car didn’t exactly handle well, and it was also a bit juicy, but all could be forgiven for the way it looked. Not so by the ’70s. Still, at least this one is yellow. Suggested by a reader it’s been built by Flickr’s Ben, and it’s a lovely 6-wide recreation of the start of the American auto industry’s descent into the gutter. See more via the link above.
Unijob Lindo’s Photostream is full of strange, amusing things; just like our Elvish workforce. It includes a tank driven by parrots and these vehicles, which are charming in a violent way; just like our Elvish workforce. Fortunately for us, these are small scale models, rather than Technic Power Functions and so the only noises in our office today were Elvish giggles and the sound of pointy teeth gnashing on red and yellow Smarties.
Okay, we’re muddling up our GerryAnderson TV series in the title but then we’ve been a bit muddled with our approach to this MOC. When the TLCB Elves first saw this smoothly built, neatly photographed car on MOCpages they thought that it was one of Dave Slater’s LDD creations. As such, it wouldn’t meet our Submissions Guidelines. MOCpages can mangle images at times. Fortunately the Elves discovered some better quality pictures on Dave’s Flickr Photostream and so it was yellow Smarties all round! This 2015 Stingray complements the 1969 version from the same builder, which we blogged two years ago. Click the link in the text to see more views, the opening doors and the two cars together.
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.
The Lego Car Blog Elves are simple creatures, and they do not like change. Over the past year or so they’ve made excellent progress learning the names of colours, thanks largely to our Smarties-based reward system and its practical application to what they find. Unfortunately though, today this constant was thrown into disarray, leading – of course – to an immensely violent Elf-fight. Sigh.
Now that we’ve cleared up the office we can blog the cause of today’s disruption. This most excellent John Deere 75G mini-excavator is the work of Flickr’s amusingly-named Mathijs Bongers, and it’s brilliantly detailed.
However, as any TLCB Elf will tell you, John Deere tractors are Green. Massey Fergusons are Red, and JCBs are Yellow, but John Deeres are definitely Green. The more observant among you may have noticed that this John Deere is not Green at all, but is resplendent in JCB Yellow, and unfortunately a confused Elf is often a violent Elf.
We’ve now straightened out that this build is a John Deere, a Yellow Smartie has been awarded, and an explanation has been given confirming that not all tractors of one brand have to be the same colour.
While we enjoy the peace that this revelation brings here at TLCB Towers you can check out the details of Mathijs’ superb Model Team John Deere 75G at his photostream – click the link above if you dig it.
…are actually pieces of electrical equipment. Regular readers of TLCB will know of the Elves’ obsession with the Transformers franchise. Finding the best Lego cars on the internet provides Smarties and meal tokens but happiness involves explosions, robots, more explosions and Megan Fox. You can imagine their excitement at finding Jakeof_’s latest build. The smoothly modelled DAF XF95 tractor, towing a Nooteboom Pendel-X trailer with a large transformer as its load is typical of Jakeof_’s style. You can also imagine their disappointment once they realised what sort of transformer it actually was. Still, we’re happy with our find and recommend that you visit Jakeof_’s Photostream to see the details.
Normally finding two quality vehicles would leave The Lego Car Blog Elves happily munching away on Smarties. In this case it would be yellow ones, because they’re the best kind. Unfortunately the Elves have also just discovered the rules to the Yellow Car Game, causing the biggest Elf-Fight that Mr. Airhorn has ever had to quell.
LatLug member Rolands Ķirpis has created a beautiful Porsche, very much in the style of the great Malte Dorowski. The car – previously blogged here – features a nicely detailed interior and can be seen in the company of an excellent Model Team style breakdown truck by clicking this link to the Latvian Lego Users Group Photostream.
The second excuse for one Elf to hit another was provided by Joe Perez (Mortal Swordsman). Working on a commission for the UK’s Lego professionals, Bright Bricks, Joe has built a ’69 Mustang. The car has opening doors and bonnet, with an engine underneath. The build is all the more impressive, as the subject was chosen by readers of Auto Trader magazine and Joe chose his supply of Lego pieces before he knew what the car was to be. There are more cars to follow in this series, so it’s worth clicking the link to Joe’s MOCpages account or his Flickr Photostream to see what happens.
Many of Angka Utama’s cars are like the Elves, complex and small. The Toscana is a good example of this, including a drop down rear engine. Actually, on second thoughts the Elves are a worryingly simple bunch. On third thoughts, the Elves’ diet of sugary Smarties and fizzy drinks means that they’re getting a bit tubby too. Please click on this link to Angka’s Flickr Photostream to have a closer look at the Toscana’s features, whilst we go and find some better similes.*
*I didn’t want to be a blog writer anyway. I wanted to be a lumberjack.
After a pair of posts featuring giant yellow machines, today we’re featuring something a bit smaller. This crane is ideally sized for removing errant Elves from our desks at The Lego Car Blog. Sylvain Ballivet’s micro-build is part of a bigger, ongoing sci-fi project. You can see more photos of the LTN-201 Mobile Crane and Sylvain’s other micro-vehicles by clicking this link to MOCpages.
Summer is finally starting to find its way to The Lego Car Blog Towers, and its imminent arrival has given the Elves a sunny disposition, resulting in a yellow day here at the blog. We like yellow, so on with the show!
First up is this splendid 1:16 scale Kamaz dropside truck. Built by DB_Kit Fisto, it’s one of the most brilliantly detailed vehicles we’ve blogged in a while. It features working suspension, Power Functions drive and Ackerman steering. And it’s very yellow.
Second up is something a little smaller. [Maks] is back with a mini-figure scale vehicle entitled ‘Yellow School Bus’. Which is exactly what it is. And it’s rather good too. Check it out on Flickr.