The LEGO set #5541, also known as “Blue Fury”, turns twenty this year.
I pay tribute to the blue Hot Rod with my updated version of the iconic set. In the pictures you can see my T-bucket close to the “Fury”.
Set #5541 was part of Model Team series, the large scale vehicle line that LEGO produced from 1986 until 1999, with a total of 15 sets, plus a re-release of the 5541 Hot Rod in 2004 as part of the Legends series. Model Team vehicles were characterized by realism, although whilst there is no doubt they were detailed and charming models the techniques used are fairly basic by today’s standards. Theme focused on visual realism of models. The last Model Team was released in 1999.
I’m a big fan of Model Theme series and you can read my
“Model Team” review on ItLUG (Italian LEGO Users Group).
My love for Bulli is clear to all, I suppose… these shots pay tribute to the iconic van for its 65th anniversary. Happy birthday Bulli!
Production of the first Transporter from Volkswagen began on 8 March 1950. In the initial years, it was built in Wolfsburg, then starting in 1956 in Hannover. This date also marks the beginning of a unique automotive love story. Because today the entire model series has attained cult status. Whether hippy or tradesman – everyone is driving in the T-series.
Time to look back and sum up what I built in the 2014.
This year I’ve changed kind of build: from my big trucks to my VW series. I started with the T1 Road Service, then the T2 Surfer Pick-Up. Last but not least the quite odd Snowmobile. But the main build has been with no doubts the VW workshop. I’m particularly proud of this creation cause it really boosted my reputation in the worldwide LEGO community and it has been featured by many blogs.
I wish you all merry Christmas and a happy new year!