With all those new Friends sets being reviewed, you’d almost forget there’s also a new wave of City sets coming out in 2012. And it’s not just police and fire sets this year, as LEGO introduces a line of five civilian-oriented vehicles sets. Reviewers Academy teacher Rufus reviews one of them, 4435 Car and Caravan.
These vehicles are sleek and ingenious, utilizing a classic 4-wide standard. The truck, of course is wider, but it all fits in with that Classic Town feel. Check out all 8 vehicles and join in the discussion on Eurobricks.
I really love this vehicle that is built by Eurobricks member, Tom Bricks. At first glimpse, this maybe a simple Red Looking hatchback car but I really enjoyed viewing it especially at how he integrated them with such simplicity details such as doors, mudguards, mirrors and etc.
Back to Basics for the City Vehicles! I never thought I will saw this vehicle baseplate ever again. This baseplate was commonly used in Classic Town days which were meant for 4-studs wide vehicle design. Seeing this set available in the market, I must admit this is a good start to the City 2010.
According to our Flickr friend nolnet…indeed they can. He brings us this cute little Fiat 500 Abarth SS complete with a brick-built windscreen. There’s a lot to look at here here, but I am particularly in love of the the overall styling and how he has managed to capture the aggressive nature of the car while still evoking the ‘aww…cute’ response. If we want to talk technical, the methodology behind getting the front and rear windscreens to sit angled and still blend is brilliant.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Fiat 500 Abarth SS, it is Fiat’s aim at a sportier and actually downright aggressive version of the pedestrian Fiat 500. The 500 Abarth SS sports a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 160 HP and 170 Lb-Ft of torque. This is a lot of power for a 2,282-pound FWD car. Expect 0-62 MPH in 7.4 seconds, continuing to a top speed of 131 MPH with MPG’s in the mid 30′s.
Flickr poster ‘taltosvt’ brings us this excellent 1929 Ford ‘Stakebed’ pickup. It’s based off of a picture he found on a historical society site and the color scheme really jumped out and grabbed me. He did a great job capturing the shape and scale of the truck and I could see this fitting in on any town layout. In fact, I may be ‘borrowing’ his design for my layout.
If you have some time, check out the rest of ‘taltosvt’s’ Flickr photostream as he has some great Train MOC’s on there as well! I know I’ll be looking forward to seeing more great things from him in the future.
Hop into Lego town fan Rupi’s black & white Roadster for some hot wheel’n action. Rupi is one of those builders that is able to form brick into art, esp. with his cars and car-related creations. This little B&W beauty even has a passenger seat!