It’s hard to believe that LUGNuts is already two years old, but the group of LEGO car builders celebrated its second anniversary in October. For the anniversary challenge, LUGNuts co-founder Lino Martins built a 1960 Chevrolet Apache. The truck is great — with diamond patterns on the interior and a great gas can — but Continue reading →
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The same applies to this creation, from Jonathon Derksen. An entry for the 23rd Challenge over at LUGNuts, the red truck is quite unassuming: But have a look inside and see why you want this truck on YOUR side during the Zombie Apocalypse.
With exactly one month until BrickCon, we’re teaming up with LUGNuts for their 23rd build challenge, Zombie Apocalypse Killfest ’09. Naturally, we’re hoping that those of you who build something for this challenge will also bring it for the Zombie Apocafest 2009 collaborative display at BrickCon. As with other LUGNuts challenges, this is sure to Continue reading →
The next cycle of LEGO Ambassadors has been announced and includes 45 fans spanning 27 nationalities and 50 different groups, which is impressive in its diversity and serves as a testimonial to the worldwide interest in the hobby. The following lists the Ambassadors that were chosen from the 86 nominees, including the group(s) they represent Continue reading →
For the most recent group challenge, LUGNuts co-founder and LEGO Ambassadors nominee Lino Martins built a 1970 Ford Pinto. The rear of that car looks like it’s on fire! Oh wait, it is — it’s a Pinto.
Straight out of Wayne’s World, it’s party time (excellent!) in Nathan Proudlove‘s AMC Pacer. Another entry for the LUGNuts “Fire and Ice” challenge, Nathan’s Pacer even has Lambo doors.
Steven Walker takes us on a vintage road trip in his Model A coupe, built for LUGNuts concept challenge. Its a pretty little thing!
LUGNuts founders Lino Martins and Nathan Proudlove recently posted a pair of holiday-themed vehicles sure to stoke your Christmas spirit. With “Santa’s Slay,” Nathan shows us what Santa (and the late Rudolph) would do after Santa retires from the old Christmas game: Meanwhile, a very sexy Ms. Claus joins Santa aboard his 1930s era bike, Continue reading →
For the LUGNuts All But Four (anything but a four-wheeled vehicle) building challenge, Nathan Proudlove has built quite the collection. Insert requisite Monty Python reference here: My favorite is this snowcat: But this simple little biplane is also very cool: Check out the LUGNuts thread on Flickr for more entries by Nathan and others than Continue reading →
For the November LUGnuts Fear and Loathing challenge, Ralph Savelsberg faces his fear of fire, heights, and loud noises with this FDNY (Fire Department, City of New York) ladder truck. The ladder itself extends, and the truck is covered in Ralph’s signature stickers. See more of Ralph’s fire engines in his Fire photoset on Flickr.
This great little car by Karwik (Noddy) has so many cool details I don’t know where to start. From the groovy hood to the simultaneously round and pointy rear, don’t miss all the photos on Brickshelf. (Via LUGNuts, while trying to channel Tim. :P )
Lino Martins is a great guy. But he’s even better when he’s rendered in Miniland scale. Sporting his trademark goatee, Lino poses with Passion, built for the “Color Me Strange” Challange on LUGNuts.
Speaking of references to British popular culture that I’m not familiar with, Ronald Vallenduuk (Duq) has posted a great entry for the LUGNuts Sympathy for the underdog challenge inspired by the BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses. Here’s Del Boy and Rodney of Trotters Independent Traders (in their “Heroes and Villains” Christmas special outfits): The Continue reading →
Lino Martins rolls out his latest ride -a goth ’57 Pontiac Safari “complete with suicide doors.” The miniland figure shown is a depiction of his girlfriend Sue, who “commissioned” Lino to build the car. Want to see more cars? check out the LUGNuts group on Flickr.
20+ years ago in Japan, my brother and I stared in amazement every time we saw a dekotora (from “decorated truck”). Of course, like their teamsters brethren here in the States, the Japanese truckers who drove these “art trucks” weren’t always the most savory of characters. Today, dekotora are apparently more popular than ever. There’s Continue reading →