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LEGO Peel P50 microcar is only missing LEGO Jeremy Clarkson [Video]

Peel Engineering on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea manufactured the P50 microcar at the height of Mod fashion in the heyday of “Swinging London.” Vimal Patel (vmln8r on Flickr) has lovingly handcrafted a beautiful blue LEGO P50 that’s fully motorized, with great curves that make the little “bubble car” instantly recognizable.

Peel P50

Click through to see an adorable pug dog play with this adorable LEGO car!

A quartet of LEGO F1 cars

LEGO has been creating official versions of F1 cars for years now, but none of them have even come close to the elegance of these four from builder Noah_L.

Formula 1 Collection | 2/1/16

From left to right you’ll find: Maserati 250F Tipo 2, McLaren MP4/6, Ferrari F2007 and finally a Ferrari SF15-T. If you need any more F1 beauty, Noah_L is in the process of building “at least one F1 car from each decade since the first F1 season (1950)”. I can’t wait.

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legolover22 brings us another fantastic car build, and this time it’s the Swedish supercar, the Koenigsegg. Looking at an actual car, I’m very surprised this build was pulled off so well at this scale. If you’re a petrol head, you’ll immediately recognize this one.

LEGO Koenigsegg supercar

Looks good from the back too.

Lego Koenigsegg CCGT sports car

10 golden doubloons to the first person to understand the title.

Three wheels are just right – a Morgan 3 Wheeler in LEGO

If a bike has too few wheels and a car just has too many, may we suggest this recreation of a Morgan 3 Wheeler from Jonas who chose this tripod because “most four wheeled vehicles are already done in a perfect way.”

Morgan Threewheeler

While I could argue that point, I can’t argue how cool this little build is. My favourite part must be the chassis which is so solid in construction that it looks like a single piece. Oh, and LEGO’s dark green makes a perfect hue of British racing green.

This Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR oozes 80’s chic

For anybody who grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, I suspect that the Ferrari Testarossa is immediately recognizable. Firas Abu-Jaber has built one in LEGO with headlights that can be raised and lowered, opening doors, and an opening rear engine compartment with a beautiful chrome flat-12 engine. The iconic side strakes that made the Testarossa so distinctive are particularly well-built.

Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR

See more photos on Flickr, and check out Firas’s video as well.

Click through to see a video of the car’s working features

1932 Ford Tudor hot rod

It seems like one of us here at TBB blogs every model vehicle built by bricksonwheels, but that’s because they’re awesome. His latest is this lovely, chromy Ford Tudor hot rod, with working steering and suspension, plus details like wiring and hoses.

Ford 32' Tudor Hot Rod, scaled 1/10 in Lego

Check out more pictures on Flickr, and you can see it in person at LEGO World in Utrecht today through the 27th of October.

This tin can is aces!

Last month’s TBB header photo winner Andrea Lattanzio has been posting images of awesome LEGO models in awesome LEGO garages for a while, and his latest is a beautiful 1932 Ford roadster with a really excellent engine hoist. Andrea has used this backdrop before, but if you haven’t spent time yet poring over all the accessories and other details, you owe it to yourself to do so now.

’32 Ford Roadster: classic choice.

Nissan Fairlady Z meets your 1960’s Japanese nostalgia needs

Many of you probably grew up wishing you could own a Porsche 911 or Ferrari Countache. I grew up in Japan in the 70’s and 80’s, so one of the cars my friends and I lusted after was the Nissan Fairlady Z (sold in the States as the Datsun 240Z). Cagerrin has manufactured a highly detailed Fairlady with opening doors and a detailed interior. The gold rims and red seats add pops of color to the gray/silver car, and I love the use of buckets for the rearview mirrors.

Nissan Fairlady Z

Check out Cagerrin’s photoset on Flickr for more views, as well as digital designs.

“It’s ok, I’ve got a Jaaaag...”

Some say he wears gloves on his feet instead of socks. And that he once teepee’d Cher’s house. All we know is that he’s called Tim Inman, and that he is a bit of a petrol head. With his latest build, Tim has totally nailed the distinctive lines of the ultra-rare, ultra-classic 1957 Jaguar XK-SS. Why the Mini Cooper was a LEGO set and this Jaaaag wasn’t, we’ll never know. LEGO cars don’t get much more “swooshable” than this (or is it “vroomable”?).

An elegant vehicle, for a more civilized age

For over a century the name Rolls Royce has been synonymous with extreme automotive luxury. And through its many iterations, the Phantom has been an integral part of that legacy. Martijn Nab clearly did his homework in creating this LEGO version of the 1934 Phantom II Coupe, which is impressively constructed using almost nothing but technic connections (versus the usual bricks and studs):

As well as being picture perfect on the outside, this model is also full of hidden details such as the straight-6 engine, hinged engine hood, and backward-opening “coach doors” – a quirk that lives on in this convertible’s modern descendant, the Drophead. Oh, and it’s fully remote controlled! Check out this charming video:

What were they shmoking? Tires, most likely.

No, there is no spelling error; it’s the deliberate result of me, a Dutchman, trying to mimic Jeremy Clarkson impersonating a Dutch person speaking English. I know that this is perhaps confusing, but bear with me. It was prompted by the great Donkervoort built by Vinny Turbo.

Donkervoort S8A

Donkervoort is a small Dutch manufacturer of sport cars inspired by the classic Lotus Seven, and I’m pretty sure that if Top Gear were to review one, there would be lots of tire smoke and Clarkson would try to speak in a mock Dutch accent. The overall look of the model is somewhat reminiscent of the great Caterhams built by Carl Greatrix, but at a smaller scale.

Adorable 1959 BMW Isetta 300 bubble car goes *beep beep*

The recovering industries of post-war Europe produced a number of fascinating micro-cars to operate in the narrow streets of countries like Germany, Italy, and France. Chief among these was the Isetta, a gorgeous little bubble-car that ming1903 has faithfully recreated in LEGO.

Brick Models - 1959 BMW Isetta 300 front

I’d challenge builders out there to create a LEGO Isetta that fits a minifig and has a functional pop-open front, but this version beautifully replicates the shape of the real-life car.