According to Lino Martins, he combined hot rod and steam engine in equal parts and sprinkled in a dash of black magic. When the thunder and lightning stopped and the earth ceased to shake, this wicked beast rolled out of the smoke and up to the curb.
I really dig this one. The locomotive motif, the color scheme and the steam-punk detailing all combine in a most excellent and cohesive way. One of my favorite touches is the open rib-work on the hood, showing off the spinning turbine. This is definitely another masterpiece from the Master.
The top of the coach also opens to display the crushed red velvet interior.
Calin just rolled out this awesome little yellow hot rod, as a a tribute to John Milner’s ’32 Deuce Coupe from the iconic film American Graffiti. The lines and styling are incredible. It’s an amazing that the builder was able to achieve this shape in such a small footprint. You have to admit that the the use of bananas for fenders is a great touch too!
Fujiia just posted this awesome bicycle. It is built using a nice minimalistic approach that really appeals to me. As they say, less is often more.
Jon Hall built five incredible planes this year. To commemorate that, he just posted this montage. Somehow we dropped the ball and only posted one of them here. That lapse has now been rectified. Here they are, all together in their breath-taking awesomeness.
Jon’s planes are truly works of art. So smooth, so seamless, so beautiful. He does paint some of them and uses custom stickers, which probably irritates somebody, somewhere. But he does it so well, I feel it just adds to the “realism” and makes the suspension of disbelief that much easier.
I’m enjoying the lines of this little racer that Pēteris Sproģis built. He uses a collection of parts that don’t seem to work together but somehow mesh into a well-integrated whole. I want to drive this around my desk, making “Vroom, vroom” noises…
This lovely cycle is a steampunk mashup between one of the most beautiful art-deco bikes of all time, the Henderson 1930, and a little known scooter, the Honda Joker. Dwalin Forkbeard combines the best features of both bikes and creates a steampunk treasure. I love how the curves of the front give way to the chopper-esque handle bars that curve over the reclining seat. Those wheels are pretty cool too.
Flickr member bigboy99899 created this fully playable vintage delivery truck, complete with functional steering, optional roof, and cargo of beer barrels and other assorted booze. So suffice so say it’s a pre-prohibition era design!
As well as using an earthy color scheme to give the model that vintage feel, I also like that the builder did not constrain themselves to a specific scale (such as mining or miniland), allowing them to capture all of the details and angles that collectively make this such a fine looking vehicle.
Gilcelio is going nuts in the current Iron Builder round and this build is the result of that. While I love a good vehicle as much as the next guy, it is way better when a builder puts that vehicle in context with a good backdrop. Santa’s hot rod is a great build but what I really dig is the action going on around it.
We at the Brothers Brick love a good contest, and we have a great one with a really rare prize. Introducing the Chibi Micro Contest! Simply build a ‘Star Wars microfighter’ style version of your favorite movie, TV or LEGO theme vehicle and you could win this exclusive set which was only available at Fan Expo in Toronto, Canada.
I started off with two of my favorite vehicles – the Tumbler and the Delorean. Build your favorite chibi micro version for a chance to win!
- First prize: Exclusive Fan Expo Ghost Starship with Kannan Jarrus #460 (donated by TBB) + Set of Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)
- Second prize: Choice of 4 Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)
- Third prize: Two Star Wars Microfighters (donated by TLG)
Contest starts now and you have till January 4th to submit your entries to the flickr group:
Full details can be found here.
Sm 01 has turned out this awesome Model T Hot Rod. Not only is a beauty but it’s motorized as well. Check out the video for all the features.