Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Colour Me Strange Roundup.

I think that it's safe to say the response to this challenge took Lino and I both by surprise. So many entries that I am starting the round up early just to keep up. The idea in this challenge was to build a Lego vehicle using less common colours. We wanted to see some variety and we got it. Check it out.

Ralph Savelsberg (Madphysicist) is first out of the gate with a new light grey and dark red coach built collaboratively with Ed Diment (Lego Monster)
Coach front quarter
Ralph also built a builder's van.
builders van
followed by a particularly stunning '60 Impala Coupe
and a 5-wide British Police van.
Police van (1)
Finally we have an Audi TT.

Tim Inman (rabidnovaracer) shows up in an orange Porsche 914.
Porsche 914

Duq from Ireland shows us his white hotrod.
White Hotrod side
and a "Classic Coupe," in tan.
Classic coupe front

And the crazy prolific Lego911 starts us off with an orange Renault.
Followed by a Chevrolet Nomad
then a '60's BMW CSL
and another BMW
then a Mini
and a pair of '57 Corvettes.
Next is a pair of Lambos. Miuras to be exact,

a pair of '50's racing Ferraris; a 166 MM Vignale Barchetta and a 212 Export Supperleggera Barchetta (Touring),
Ferrari 1950s Sports Racers
a Citroen DS
Citroen DS
a '49 Ford Woody Wagon,

and finally, a shrunken version of Lego's dark blue VW Beetle.

I think next month, I'll just pick my favourite to blog. Whew!

Matt Armstrong (Monsterbrick) surprises us all with his lime and purple constructicons.




John Royal (Charger Hornet) shows us a 1964 Chevelle.

Newcomer paramat has a go at the challenge with a custom brown microcar.
Brown 6 microcar (7)

William Ward presents a fig-scale Land Rover.
Land Rover - Top Front - Doors Open

Dylan Denton is another LUGNuts rookie and proves he's no slouch with a (nearly) studless white hot rod named, "White Hot," of all things.
Hot Rod "White Hot"

Gold_2's '64 convertible
64 convertible 1

.eti's wacky purple and red school bus.
The prize winning school bus!

shows his Passion with a '56 Chevy pickup. Check it out, remote controls driving and show-hopping action!
Lego Lino shows off his Passion

Peer Krueger (mahjqa) builds the General Lee from memory.

That's all the time I have this month folks. I am off to Brickcon tomorrow to see some of these fabulous LUGNuts cars in person. I'll do a particularly biased write-up of the 'con when I get back. For those of you with last-minute Colour-Me-Strange entries, I'm sorry I missed you.
October's challenge promises to be the best yet. It will also be the last time I blog every vehicle submitted. After that, I will be highlighting my favourites. I hope that does not dissuade any from participating, but blogging that many entries has become fairly time consuming.
See you all after the 'con.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rat Finky

Originally uploaded by improbcat

I had to make special mention of this creation. In case some of you are unfamiliar with the source material, check out the official site of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. The site itself is crap but the art is awesome, and so is improbcat's Lego troll version of a Rat Fink hot rod.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sympathy for the Underdog roundup

Hey LUGNutters, it's that time again. Time to do a quick review of the previous month's challenge. We are getting more and more people involved in these and the quality is ramping up. Very exciting stuff for LUGNuts. Without further ado then...

First up is an '89 Mitsubishi Lancer by Patrick a.k.a. mbeige

Mitsubishi Lancer 1

Next we have the Peel Trident Microcar by Pixel/improbcat

Tim Inman (rabidnovaracer) shares his interpratation of an underdog with the Pro StreetChevy Citation X-11
Citation 001

My 1980-something Chevy Chevette came in next.

Charger Hornet shows his mettle with a pair of entries, a 1970 AMC Gremlin, (it had to be done eventually right?)
AMC Gremlin 1970
And a 1965 Dodge Dart Cotton Picker (makes me think of Schwinn Krate bicycles for some reason)
Dodge Dart 1965 "Cotton Picker"

Aaron Dayman (cbla_member) debuts in LUGNuts with a VW Kubelwagen.

Lino does not disappoint this time around, coming up with his stellar '57 Pontiac Safari.
Lego Sue And Her '57 Pontiac Safari!

In a clever interpretation of the theme by Ben, The Big Rafalski, he presents his generic yellow taxi cab.
Taxi Front Top

Ralph, the Mad Physicist, Savelsberg once again demonstrates his mad skills with a 1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon.

Also we have a fine entry from Duq
. It's the Trotter's three-wheeled mini van from 'Only Fools and Horses.' Too much fun!
The Trotters and their car

And finally, introducing Lego911 to the LUGNuts crew and his four, count 'em four entries for this month's challenge.

Ford Falcon BF series XR8

Ferrari Dino 308 GT4.

Pontiac G8

Ford Fiesta ST

Be sure to check out this month's LUGNuts challenge, "Colour Me Strange." It is proving to be our most succesful challenge yet! Next month's roundup will be even later than usual due to Brickcon '08. Stay tuned for updates from that convention as well as highlights from this month's challenge.