• Feb 17, 2009
Click above for gallery of LEGO creations by the Mad Physicist

Today we bring you some more wonderfully crazy LEGO creations, this time created by a genuine mad scientist. The creator is actually a physicist living in Southampton, England, and his creations are so insanely imaginative that he is often described as mad by fellow LEGO artists, which explains his Mad physicist moniker on Flickr. His real name is Ralph Savelsberg and he's quite the modeler. On his Flickr page you'll see airplanes, helicopters and buildings, but his four-wheeled vehicles are what caught our eye.

Savelsberg's 1/22-scale vehicles are some of the most realistic LEGO interpretations we've ever seen, which is remarkable considering how small they are. As Savelsberg explains, most of the models were built for various challenges put forth by different LEGO groups. For example, there's a lime green Lamborghini Miura built for the "Who is agent Janus?" challenge on LUGNuts. Besides the Miura and Agent Janus, there's also an Audi TT, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning and Harley-Davidson Edition, BMW Z3, 427 Cobra with a detailed engine, some sweet Volkswagens, an old Benz, a hot rod, muscle cars, a Jag Mk2, even Sonny Crockett and his Testarossa. They are really spectacular and make us want to break out our bricks. Thanks for the tip, Will!


[Source: Flickr via Sooth Brush]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Lego cars are so much fun! I've only tried my hand at it a few times and that was a few years ago when I unfortunately sucked at taking photographs. Check it out, it's my Pagani Zonda http://mocpages.com/moc.php/29327. I'll have to build it again one of these days and take some better pictures. I've been a fan of Mad physicist for a while now on Flickr, nice to see someone with such talent getting featured on a blog such as autoblog!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Somebody's got too much time on his hands.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's called a hobby.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh he's good. Damn good. Better than I was at age 5, at least.
      • 5 Years Ago
      THING!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excellent. Even given the fact that they're Legos, most are instantly recognizable, like the Bonneville with its huge rocker panel trim.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I were to attempt any of these cars from my Lego sets as a kid, the cars would look like VW Harlequin Golfs -- multicolored through and through. How lucky people are today to be able to easily buy individual colors straight from the manufacturer... and not have to resort to window shutters/saloon doors in place of car doors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm really impressed by the Beetle Convertible's reclinable seats and sunvisors. Some of these cars are known for their curves (esp. Beetle, TT, Shelby), and yet he captures them in a very square medium.
      • 5 Years Ago
      must...resist...need...to buy...Legos!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Clay dont buy legos, go sketch more...
      drunksaru
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish I had the time and pieces to makes stuff. all my stuff is in a couple rubbermaid containers in storage.. haven't been opened since the early 90's lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      the Muira came out really good, time to break out the lego
      • 5 Years Ago
      The cars are very cool. And the plural of Lego is Lego. Legos is not a word.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This guy is the bomb. It's amazing that I can identify the cars, even the Edsel! Usually you compensate for the blockiness of Legos by making the cars much bigger in scale, but he kept the size small and yet still captured the designs and proportions of each car. That's amazing.
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