Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Your Claim to Fame" challenge round-up.

So we've got some awesome entries for the "Claim to Fame," challenge on LUGNuts.

A couple of cool entries from Jake a.k.a. J4ke

Peter Perfect's Turbo Terrific from the Wacky Racers cartoon.
Turbo Terrific - title

and a 1985 Audi Quattro.
Audi quattro Sport - 3/4

Azaghal comes out with the infamous "Christine," of Stephen King fame. But if it breaks, will it rebuild itself?

Tim Gould a.k.a. Gambort comes out for this challenge with the best minifig scale "Back to the Future," Delorean I've seen.

Mad Physicist
presents a Shelby AC Cobra from "Gone in 60 Seconds," among others.

and an F-150 pick-up truck. Americas best-selling truck.
FordF150SVT Lightning

shows his mettle with six, count-em, six entries.
The batcycle,

Fred Flintstone's pedal car,

a microed '66 Batmobile,

A couple of Hot Wheels replicas


and a Big Daddy Roth classic piloted by, "Ollie," the Legoland dragon.

astounds us with a miniland-scale '66 Batmobile.
"Your Claim To Fame" LUGNuts Challenge...'66 Batmobile

Lastly, you've already seen my Mystery Machine


That's all for now. Be sure to check out our next challenge. "Night and Day" is the name and it will prove to be one of the most interesting yet.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


My wife has been bugging me to build the Mystery Machine out of Lego almost since I first got into the hobby. I put it off forever because of the lack of pieces in that light blue. Finally, when Lino announced the, "Your Claim to Fame," challenge over at the LUGNuts, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and head over to Bricklink for the parts I needed. I built a prototype in black first so I could be as efficient in my ordering as possible. Then stickers posed a challenge as well and I may revisit them but I am happy with the result.


Here's the whole miniland gang.


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Rally Fiat Abarth 131

Rally Fiat Abarth 131
Originally uploaded by Lego Steven1980

Steven Marshall is at it again with this super hot Fiat. I think his collection of curved and rounded parts must be rivaled only by the Arvo Brothers. Plus those are some of the best custom stickers I've ever seen. Check out more of his creations on his Flickr photostream