Fans of LEGO Classic Space (a term that refers to Space set that were released before 1987) will love this collection of space vehicles by billyburg. The Lunar Exploration Geological Outpost set includes a larger Galaxy Patroller space ship, a six-wheeled Lunar Utility Vehicle, a Lunar Surface Skimmer for mapping the lunar surface and those all important utility bots for making sandwiches and beeping adorably.
The Incinerator14 revives Star Wars Battlefront nostalgia with his minifigure scale TX-130T Fighter Tank in Imperial colors. As the TX-130T was perhaps my most used vehicle in the game, Lucas’s model was instantly recognizable. With a great choice of slopes on the skis and body and a good amount of detailing without appearing cluttered, I can’t imagine an uncommon choice of Star Wars vehicle done better with LEGO bricks.
See more views of his TX-130T on MOCpages.
Shannon Sproule brings us a cute little space rover concept. As usual, the presentation is top-notch, with Shannon’s trademark 50s retro sci-fi style in full effect — lovely curves and color choices giving an “astronaut chic” feel. The use of the “tooth plate” on the cab flanks, along with leaving a bunch of hollow studs visible, builds an impressive sense of texture. Lastly, the addition of two white rubber bands across the cab windows splits up the expanse of black with the sort of thin detailing which is so hard to do on a model this scale. I want to drive one of these beauties all the way across Mars.
Now that LEGO has released a series of Disney collectible minifigures, I predict we’ll soon be seeing them featured in a lot of fan LEGO builds inspired by scenes from Disney cartoons. To get the ball rolling, here’s a great version of Donald Duck’s trademark car by Per Martinson:
Check our the builder’s album to enjoy more angles and situations involving Donald and his unreliable conveyance. It really is a stellar little build and even if LEGO were ever put out an official version of this car, I really couldn’t imagine it beating this!
The Arvo Brothers have struck again with another incredibly beautiful and photo-realistic model. This time, it’s a scooter inspired by the totally retro Vespa P200. The P200 was imported to the US in the late 70s and early 80s, a time when steep angles and blocky designs were common — making this an ideal subject for LEGO modeling. The taillight design chosen here is an exact match to the original ride, executed perfectly in brick. I really like the scale of this model, with larger parts used for broader strokes, leaving smaller parts to fill in the details. If you wish you could build like this, fret not: the builders have promised a PDF of instructions is forthcoming.
If you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War (and who hasn’t at this point) then you may recognize this orange Audi R8 V10 Plus as the car that Tony Stark’s appears in at one point. This 6-stud-wide miniature automotive masterpiece is the work of German builder Marius Herrmann. The level of detail and sculpting at this scale is pretty amazing, as well as all the tiny details created using minifig hands, cut pieces of flex tube, chrome parts and even a custom sticker or two. Gorgeous!
Tyler Sky has shared his latest creation, which is so remarkable it could almost be an official set. This rig and trailer are packed with tons of stage equipment, and the girls look ready to throw a concert even in the middle of nowhere.
The concept of a LEGO rig with a trailer is not new, as we are already familiar with them from the various Ferrari racing sets. But a trailer transforming into a stage looks absolutely glamorous, not to mention its cool smooth shape when folded up. And while the outside of the trailer is missing a huge logo of the band with a promo picture, this truck would be a great addition to the LEGO Friends set 41106 Pop Star Tour Bus.
Caleb Flutur says he’s not normally a car builder. Well, he should consider it more often because his rendition of a 1956 Nash Metropolitan convertible is just beautiful. The color scheme is eye-catching and attractive, but it’s the smooth lines and the touches of chrome around the grille and bumpers which really make this build pop. That chrome stripe down the side is just magic, and “purist” too — cut from the leftovers of an official LEGO sticker sheet.
This is one of those cracking models which looks just as good from the back. Check out the way the spare tyre is set into the bodywork — lovely stuff.
This build was a present for Caleb’s dad. I hope he liked it as much as I do.
When you are building a vehicle in minifigure scale, it’s usually hard to achieve all the details. It takes a lot of planning and rebuilding to properly scale the original. Andrew Somers worked four long years to improve his initial attempt on an M1A3 Abrams tank. The result is a magnificent craftsmanship. Thick shield of the tank requires smooth surfaces with low angles and Andrew perfectly recaptures all the subtle slopes. A correct amount of greeble is accompanied with related accessories and a nice photography shows off the model. See it from the back if you want to be amazed by more details!
First up, Moko with a beautiful little space crawler decked out in Classic Space livery. What’s not to love here? Trans-yellow windows, blue and gray color-scheme, black and yellow striping, and even the red and green lights in appropriate positions — this model follows all the “rules” for Classic Space building, but still manages to look fresh and interesting.
And then we have Jason Briscoe‘s latest, a tanker truck in M-Tron colors. This is a great little model, and despite being built in an “old” LEGO theme, it makes interesting use of the some of the newest LEGO parts. Check out the Nexo Knight shields as plating and mech torso pieces as greebling. Really good work.
Hobbestimus may well be giving away his status as a child of the 80s with this fantastic set of the three main vehicles from the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. M.A.S.K. was an animated television series that screened in the mid-80s and spawned all sorts of goodies like action figures, comics, videogames and so on. From the left we have Rhino — a large truck, Thunderhawk — the red Chevrolet Camaro that could also fly, and Condor — a stealth motorcycle that could cunningly turn into a helicopter for those moments when high speed chases needed a little extra lift…
Not only was Rhino a huge truck, but it also formed a mobile defense unit with cannons, a battering-ram bumper, and a missile launcher. The builder has managed to capture all these great additions in his LEGO version.
Hobbestimus has a few other M.A.S.K builds and closer views of these vehicles in his Flickr M.A.S.K. album.
The entire Speed Champions line needs to work really hard to get my approval because I’ve been in, around, and under cars all my life. So it fell to me to review 75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod. This set, retailing for £39.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 is the second most expensive 2nd wave Speed Champions product after 75876 Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane. Let’s see how it stacks up…