"Now, I owe it to myself to tell you that if you're taking the whole tribe cross-country, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster..." Ah the Family Truckster. The official vehicle of the Griswold Family Vacation. "Believe me if you hate it now... Wait till you drive it." Just a ton of great lines in that film. I stumped across this entry on one of my favorite LEGO blogs and knew it was On Screen Cars material. Flickr user -derjoe- did a great job of not only capturing the family, but the ride as well. Obviously this scene is after Aunt Edna passed away. Note that she's on top. Many extras on the car. Not to mention the quad headlights, the roof rack and the brown brick representing the simulated woodgrain panels. It's all 80's here folks. Besure to check out some of their other creations on Flickr. Who's the Moosiest Moose We Know?... ah here I go again. See ya folks.
You remember our post on the Custom Ford Model T Munster Koach a while back. Ah yes that fine George Barris created automobile built for the head of the Munster family. Well this morning I stumbled upon a LEGO creation of the not only the Munster Koach but Grandpa's dragster, Dragula. Flickr member Orion Pax is well known for his LEGO creations of 80's pop culture (Transformers, M.A.S.K., Ghostbusters, Back to the Future etc.) He's recreated many On Screen Cars as well. But it looks like he's given us a real treat from the 60's this time. Check out the whole scene with the house below.
Just in from Masashi Togami and TEAM BTTF: We've received the following email from LEGO congratulating us on 5,000 supporters!
"Dear m.togami, Congratulations on passing this milestone of 5,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO for the Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine! You're halfway there! Over the coming weeks, veteran designer Steen Sig Andersen, the same designer who built the final Shinkai 6500 and LEGO Minecraft Micro World models, will investigate your DeLorean model and build our own concept. We will post the results here with our comments once that is complete. Best wishes as you continue on your journey to achieving 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. The LEGO CUUSOO Team"
On Screen Cars fans we're getting close to reaching the goal of gaining an offical BTTF LEGO set. Not to mention the ultimate goal of helping the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The group wishes to denote part of the proceeds from each set to the foundation. If you haven't voted your support for the set please do so at the LEGO: CUUSOO site. It just takes a few minutes of your time and doesn't cost a thing.
Great Scott! Could it be? An official Back to the Future LEGO set? We can only hope. But thanks to a wonderful project called CUUSOO sponsored by LEGO it could be. Through CUUSOO's site LEGO builders can submit their designs to be voted on to become an official sets. CUUSOO user m.togami has graced us with their awesome design of a Back to the Future Delorean. Note the pictures above and below.
But they need our help to make it happen. Designs submitted to CUUSOO must receive 10,000 votes to be reviewed by the LEGO Group. This is where you come in. For the love of On Screen Cars and Back to the Future Deloreans as LEGO sets PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY! It doesn't cost anything and only takes a few minutes to register and vote. At the time of this writing we're almost a quarter of the way there! Remember "...The future is what you make it, so make it a good one!"
CUUSCOO - Back to the Future
What happens when you love TV/Movie cars and Lego? Well ya put them together of course! Zach Sweigart is what you might call a Legomaniac. I can't blame him. It happens to the best of us. We stumbled across Zach's designs through a site called MOCpages.com. It's kinda like MySpace/Facebook for Lego fanatics to share their designs. We were so impressed we decided to post some of Zach's designs (with his permission of course).
Back to the Future - 1981 Delorean DMC-12. This design was featured in the third issue of Brickjounrnal magazine. You can see more of this design on his MOC page.
Starsky and Hutch - 1976 Ford Gran Torino. Check out the awesome detail on the grill.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) - 1967 Shelby GT-500 'Eleanor'
Knight Rider - 1982 Pontiac Trans Am
Batmobile - 1989
Halo - Warthog M12. What? It's a OSC car too! Video games count.
When Zach isn't studying for college or building Lego creations he's working on his 1977 Trans Am. Sweet ride my friend. You can see more images of Zach's work on his MOC page. Got any OSC art you would like to submit? Send us a line via our contact page. We would love to feature it. Looking to build your own OSC Lego creations? Check out some of the great sets and parts to get ya started below. See ya next time!