Posts Tagged ‘LEGO car’

Fellow LUGNut goes worldwide

May 27, 2009

Firas Abu-Jaber’s vehicles are truly works of art. Although he has long been known in the LEGO community, he is starting to get know to the rest of the world. Not only were his creations highlighted on Topgear.com he was also featured on a whole slew of blogs. One even commented:

Firas Abu-Jaber, a member of MOCPages.com, a community for LEGO enthusiasts, is much better at building LEGO cars than I ever was. He’s built LEGO versions of the Lamborghini Reventon, Ford GT, Dodge Tomahawk, Shelby Supersnake and even K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. Basically all the cars I would have posters of on my wall if my girlfriend wasn’t such a fuddy-duddy.

One of my favorites is Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Although I have to admit its more for the snake than the car. 😀 Check out his full Photostream to see all his creations. Great job Firas!

Dreyer’s Ice Cream Truck

November 20, 2008

Dreyer's Side

I’m sure you are all familiar with Dreyer’s (or Edy’s for those of you on the East Coast) Ice Cream. When I was working at LEGOLAND, one of my first design jobs in the Model Shop was to make a Dreyer’s Truck. It was a combination mosaic and car model. It was quite a challenge to make a mosaic that small and still keep all the details of the company logo. Working on this truck is part of the reason that I am so good at Mosaics now.

Edy's Side 1

Although I didn’t actually design the truck itself, I copied one of the existing models, I did modify it quite a lot to make it look like an actual Dreyer’s Ice Cream truck. On one side it is Dreyer’s and on the other side it says Edy’s for the West and East Coast brands of the ice cream. It is on display at LEGOLAND California in the Southern California area of Miniland USA.