Every once in a while, I’ve come across a LEGO build that’s well outside my normal genre of building, but is so impressive that I have to sit up and take notice. And this 1964 Chevy Impala Lowrider by Tony Bovkoon is exactly that type of build. The lines on this auto are so clean and crisp. All the angles on the ornate grille are perfect. And the zebra-print interior feels like the perfect added detail. I can only imagine the hours that were poured into the overall design. I especially like the use of the dragon symbol parts behind the backseat.
In the cinematic versions of the Ghostbusters, the Ecto-1 started out life as a 1959 Cadillac. Tony Bovkoon has taken a different car out for the same ride, instead decking out a Vaz Lada 2104 from the 1980’s. This amazing cosplay has the classic color and accessories of the movie vehicle, and features a detailed interior that shows the love this creation had, inside and out.
Those look like custom stickers on the hood and doors and on the “HEKTO 1” license plate, which is an amusing pun (некто in Russian stands for “someone”). Nice details that take this model to the next level.
The Clown Prince of Crime has his own distinctive colour scheme, and it’s used to great effect by Tony Bovkoon in this striking LEGO hot rod. This would be a cracking car model in its own right, but the colours and the fun additions like the bugle-hooters make it the perfect drive for everyone’s favourite villain. I can just imagine Joker and Harley rolling down the boulevards of Gotham in this bad boy, on their way to create some mayhem.
And you’ve got to love that Joker ponied-up for the zebra-skin seats and the custom gear stick…
LEGO car builder Tony Bovkoon has done something you don’t see much of. You take a Volkswagen lime and white T1 campervan, drop the stance, move the rear engine to about mid-chassis and give the whole shebang a dropside bed. Fenders bring some of that lime color to the rear of the build and a keg-style fuel tank in the bed finishes out the look. This is the kind of thing that only makes sense in dreams. My dreams anyway, and probably a few of Tony’s. If you’re interested in having the kind of dreams Tony and I have, here’s a thematic tie-in that might get you started.
The doors open, it has a fully detailed interior and all the niceties you can expect from a LEGO vehicle of this scale. This photo best illustrates the engine, truck axle, and ground scraping stance.
Sometimes you just want to shirk all responsibilities, grow a mullet and get a ’69 Dodge Charger R/T. I mean, come on, look at it! It’s beautiful! Clearly, Tony Bovkoon knows what I’m talking about. The Statue of Liberty only further illustrates that this car is classic American muscle. That’s freedom right there! In this car, shirts don’t need sleeves, jeans are acid-washed and the radio dial never veers away from anything that doesn’t play Freebird or Born to be Wild on a continuous loop. When you’ve got a ’69 Charger, a mullet and a GED the world opens up to a myriad of possibilities. Some of them involve getting burgers, drag racing, raisin’ hell, and maybe smoking a doobie or two.