This big, bad and totally black armoured personnel carrier is based on U-59 Explosive Truck from Joe 90, a 1960s British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (the same producers of U.F.O.).
It’s called B-59 where B stands for Blacktron, in fact this six-wheel APC is the new and lethal groud vehicle of Blacktron*.
The B-59 presents many features, among others:
1) rotating turret equipped with two middle-range guns;
2) a little gun machine located on top;
3) fully detailed interior;
4) two hatches on the top of the driving cab;
5) an hatch on the top;
7) video-audio atmospheric sensors;
8) front winch;
9) back entrance (I really like the use of garage roller doors) .
The little ATV on the right is based on the Amphicat, a six-wheel-drive, skid steer amphibious all-terrain vehicle manufactured in the ’60s by Mobility Unlimited Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Amphicat was also used by Moonbase Alpha personnel in the television series Space: 1999.
*Blacktron was a subtheme of LEGO Space introduced in 1987. Blacktron is considered to be the “bad guys” of the LEGO space theme.
B-59 Blacktron | presentation video
Click below to watch the dark and dramatic video about the B-59 produced in cooperation with Motorcycle Filmmakers.