Brickshelf member 1103 presents this impressive little Subaru Sambar Keijidōsha Akabou Truck, a small vehicle packed full of details including authentically styled decals and a faithful recreation of it’s efficient shape.
A Small Workhorse
In Japan, keijidōsha or kei cars refer to a class of small vehicles designed to serve a useful purpose while helping to avoid some legal restrictions and the higher price of a larger vehicle. Akabou refers to a courier company that employs this particular style of vehicle in their business. Akabou literally means ‘red cap’, which is one easy way to identify their drivers.
Drop in to 1103′s full gallery to get more views of this tiny titan in action, including a visit from Santa Claus… well, maybe that’s an Akabou employee. Or Eurobricks SW Moderator KimT. I’m not sure who it is now, go look for yourself!
Commonly defined as a car built between the start of 1919 and the end of 1930, an Oldtimer is, at it’s very heart, a classic. Marin Stipković Motors presents it’s new classic in black and white with touches of gray to add to the realism.
Prowling the streets
It may be a little larger than what is commonly considered town scale, but look how much style your minifigs could ride in. Would you deny them such luxury?
Why not cruise in to Eurobricks or MOCPages, take a closer look, and then give Marin some praise for this beautifully styled Oldtimer?
Always one for the slightly creepy side of life, it comes as no surprise that when TheBrickster wanted to build a small boat, his mind turned to the Rita from the 1954 classic, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not sail over to Eurobricks to meet the creator and comment on his work, and maybe, just maybe, catch a further glimpse of this classically styled MOC.
But where is the slimy creature himself? Right behind you, of course.
Fallingwater is a famous home designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 and built over a waterfall in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.
A National Historic Landmark
LEGO Ambassador and Eurobricks member Matija Grguric presents this new look at the classic piece of American architecture previous offered by TLG as set 20015.
Head on over to Eurobricks to comment, or directly to MOCPages and Flickr to see the whole gallery.
Fellow blogger Dave, one half of the team that makes up ToT-LUG along with his lovely wife and LEGO Ambassador Stacy, spent the weekend at the 2010 La Crosse Model Railroad Show.
See it all!
Also in attendance were GMLTC and B&J Railroad. Oh, and the local news channel who decided to do a story on the show and interview Dave as you can see above. Pretty impressive, eh? Head over to Eurobricks to catch a link to the video and then say a few words to Dave about his awesome weekend, ok?
For those of you who have been following the exploits of that modular madman Svelte, this will come as no surprise, it’s the future classic 10211 Grand Emporium taken to all new heights and widths!
Jamie Berard would be proud!
Featuring 3 upper floors and then horizontally doubled, this store is bound to have just about anything you could possibly want contained within it’s massive floor-plan. Why not head over to Eurobricks to see the whole array of possibilities when you’ve bought the LEGO Grand Emporium x3!
The G2000BB is a popular and successful diesel engine currently in use in a number of configurations across Europe and beyond. This particular model is shown with the Vossloh Locomotives logo of it’s manufacturer and Ruhrtalbahn markings to indicate that it is in service in Germany.
Eurobricks member michaelozzie brings us his version of this workhorse in his skillfully constructed and decorated MOC. Visit the discussion topic to see all of the fine details and even a stunning comparison shot that will have you wondering which came first, the MOC or the real thing.
Inspired by the hit Nintendo game of the same name, Eurobricks member rupi presents this take on the standard kart as well as a familiar looking driver who sports the perfect moustache for the job.
And the winner is ...
Why not race on over to Eurobricks to comment on this lovely little kart and maybe try to talk rupi into making the whole assortment?
Brickshelf member sekiyama returns to Classic-Town.net with this finely crafted piece of railway history, the Swiss Ae4/7. Introduced in 1927, the Ae4/7 was a Buchli drive powered universal locomotive of the Swiss Federal Railways for many years.
Ready to Serve
Now, despite it’s retirement from official service, your Classic Town can enjoy seeing this versatile and innovative engine cruising it’s tracks, pulling anything from passenger cars to freight, it’s all up to you. Take a look at sekiyama’s full gallery to see this MOC in various states of construction as well as some test ideas that came along the way.
It isn’t often that a new face appears and brings an entire street of modular perfection with them, but Eurobricks was blessed with just such an event when Jasper Joppe Geers joined and shared his incredible creations.
Just the beginning of the goodness
Why not take a minute to visit him as he makes his debut and after you’ve read about him and his evolution, follow the links to see even more of his amazing work. You won’t be disappointed, I guarantee it.