Tag Archives: Cars

I feel the need, the need to burn some rubber

I’m a fan of the Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) techniques, especially for builds where you want the finished model to have few of the iconic LEGO studs visible. It’s a feat made even tougher on a smaller build, particularly if you need to keep the model looking true to its real-life counterpart. However, builder Jonathan Elliott seems to have a knack for pulling it off well. I still can’t decide on a favorite—the Mercedes AMG in white or the grey Porsche 911 Carrera, maybe? Actually, at this scale, I can own them both.

Lego Speed Champions for Adults

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Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Technic

We don’t often post Technic builds here, so this is something of a treat. And also awesome. Because I love me some classic cars, and this big red beast is just lovely. Martinj Nab has added plenyy of details into this beauty, including opening doors and folding seats. I mean, just LOOK at the fins on this.

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1959 Convertible

For more Technic car action, I highly recommend checking out the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Coupe. Just lovely.

WRX and Effects

As a Subaru WRX owner, I’m always happy to see one. So, I was quite excited to see this STI model on Brickshelf. In fact, I probably would have blogged it just for being a great looking model of a great car (even though it isn’t blue). As it turns out, it’s far more than a good model, this thing has a four-speed reversible gearbox, awd, and the appropriate boxer engine. Make sure you check out the video too!

Hat tip to Jan for posting this on Facebook!

Friday Night Fights (Round 24)

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another glass-jawed edition of Friday Night Fights! Tonight’s bout features two builders putting it all on the line for glory and pink-slips… Let’s go to the tale of the tape:

Fighting out of the red corner, from the Paradise of the Pacific…Evan “The ExterminatorLego Junkie B. and his “’55 Ford Fairlane “Black Widow“.

'55 Ford Fairlane "Black Widow"

And fighting out of the blue corner, from a town with no name…”The Count of Monte FistoCalin and his “Roadkill“.


As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the battle of Nemo vs. Kermit ended with the clownfish giving a savage beating to the frog, scored 8-2 by our esteemed panel of judges. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!

Plum Noir

Feast your eyes on this purple ’71 Chevelle SS Wagon that clearly has an attitude problem from a builder who needs no introduction. If you’re going to be in Seattle Washington next weekend for BrickCon you can see it in person along with a table or two of magnificent vehicles and chat it up with the King of cars.

Plum Noir...1971 Chevelle SS Wagon

I’m also fortunate enough to be attending BrickCon this year, so stop by and say hello, or tell me what a jerk I am for hating Dr. Who….whatever. I’ll see the rest of you in two weeks, or longer depending on the hangover.

Last Man Standing

The 1930’s Ford Model A comes to life in the talented hands of Calin (_Tiler) who also seem to know a thing or two about photography. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a predominantly black model look so crisp and clear. This inspiration for this outstanding model is twofold: the 1996 Bruce-Willis action flick “Last Man Standing” which is basically a remake of 1964’s “A Fistful of Dollars” with a 1930’s makeover and a highly anticipated diorama by TBB favorite Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy. If this car is any indication of the upcoming project, it could be one for the ages.


I can’t stop looking at this car…even the BrickArmz aftermarket pistol is perfect for the scene and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb like they usually do.

“...and keep my shameful LEGO secret hidden like a trunk full of German magazines.”

King of cars and all around hellraiser Lino Martins is no stranger to TBB; in fact it is a rarity when one of his models doesn’t make the big blog. Although I’ve thrown in an obligatory model, in this case the somehow overlooked Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starliner, the real purpose of this post is to direct you towards a recent interview with Lino conducted by the boys over at Beyond the Brick. Forget your typical interview boilerplate like “I love Legos, they bring me back to a happier time in my childhood when nobody yelled at me and everything I did was special.”, Lino brings some much needed wit and braggadocio to the process that is sure to delight the hot-weather crowd.

Obi-Wan's Jedi Starliner

If nothing else, you should check out the interview to see Matthew Kay’s new serial killer haircut…I can’t call him a cherub anymore, but the new look has somehow made him much more talkative. On the downside, the audio isn’t the greatest for this installment, but to me it somehow adds charm to their Wayne’s-World style approach. This is one of the greatest segments of the long-running series and probably my favorite.

“He’s a demon on wheels”

The MACH 5 never looked as good as it does in the capable hands of TBB rookie Clayton Marchetti. The only thing missing is Spritle and Chim-Chim stowing away in the trunk. If you’re a fan of Speed Racer make sure you check out the rest of the photos on MOCpages, Clayton has included all the features you know and love from the famous car like buzz-saws and springs.