These awesome homemade creations would make great Lego kits, but which is best?
I have a soft spot for the trio of traction engines
I loved a Lego session when I was a wee lad. I was into history and therefore went about building famous castles that I'd learned about in my latest Scottish history book binge. I made a pretty epic Urquhart Castle when on holiday in Devon, if I remember correctly.
This certainly wasn't my model, but you get the jist. Source: Flickr user Sheep"R"Us
Lego has some pretty insane kits for sale these days, especially of an automotive ilk. If you're in the mood for a challenge, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 should keep you sat in the living room all weekend. Or if you're looking for something a little more chill, the Ferrari FXX K & Development Centre should tick the box.
But what is equally as awesome is the sheer ingenuity that some people bring to the world of Lego. And as there seems to be plenty of petrolheads in the community who like getting stuck in with these miniature bricks, let's take a look at the best that the internet currently has to offer.
These models have been submitted for voting on a website that Lego regularly looks at, with the winners becoming genuine kits sold by the company. Cast your eye over some of these homemade beauties.
A 'V12 Supercar'
This creation is a bit of a beauty and brings some serious Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vibes to the table.
On top of its looks, it has some mechanical bits too, like a two-speed gearbox, a working V12 engine, LED headlights that move with the steering and independent suspension at all four corners.
But never mind the oily bits, check out that roofline!
Time Machine Van
This was once a Sunshine Surfer Van but one Dr. Brown has gotten his mitts on it and taken it to a whole other level.
The model has date controls, a flux capacitor, wheels that turn down for flight mode and power provided by a reactor at the top. The van side-opening feature and internal furniture can still be used, keeping those ever-needed home comforts.
4x4 Jeep Wrangler Trailcat
As you may expect, this mini 4x4 is sporting some true off-roading tech within its construction. It features long-travel suspension, working four-wheel drive and a robust but lightweight chassis.
The real life car is a bit of a beast, seeing as it has the 707hp supercharged V8 from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat as well as a whole load of other performance upgrades. Although this model maybe doesn't pack quite the same punch, it is still super cool.
Miniature Steam Machines
I'll admit, I'm partial to a traction engine. In fact, anything that's steam powered gets my tingles tingling. So although this isn't strictly an automotive creation, I'm throwing it into the mix anyway, just for those steam buffs out there.
Flywheels, pistons, front rollers, all the good stuff is present on these fantastic little models, down to some details that are remarkable considering that all three models combined use only 319 bricks.
So we'll leave it down to you guys now, cast your vote for your favourite models below:
Have you made some awesome models yourself? Post your artistic brick formations in the comments below!