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3Five awesome Lego car creations [UPDATE]

So Much More Than Toys, These Cars Are Grown-Up Fun For Enthusiasts

Update: Check out our reader submission at the end.

40Tesla Stocks Fall After Footage Of Second Model S Fire Released

The EV manufacturer's sharers fell 4 percent

Tesla Motors shares dropped Monday after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company's Model S electric car.

3Car Dealers Group Warns Industry Changes May Increase Prices

The chairman of the industry group said customers need dealerships in order to keep prices down

The head of the national car dealer's industry trade group warned Wednesday that if automakers start selling directly to consumers -- rather than through a middleman, like today's dealership system -- car makers will jack up prices and ignore customers.

34China chastizes Beijing Motor Show over scantily clad models

Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her, not the Jeep – made a fair few friends in the Autoblog Comments section, but it turns out she and her kind attracted the ire of the Chinese authorities.

53D auto puzzles of American muscle are actually motorized

GreenLight Toys has unveiled a series of foam-paper car puzles for 2012, five American muscle cars and one muscle truck. The MotoBuildz aren't exactly models, they're more like those 500-piece landscape puzzles you find at educational toy stores, only with fewer pieces and less frustration.

10How Nissan trains its "Miss Fairlady" show stand models

Maybe you've seen My Fair Lady – the musical story of an ordinary girl turned into someone altogether more elegant. Now meet Miss Fairlady.

11Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a 1/4-scale R/C big rig sleigh

That there's a Santa Claus and an "elf" riding some sort of contraption behind a miniature big rig is intriguing enough. In reality, the downsized big rig is the story. Built by model maker Luca Bordin, the 1/4-scale Peterbilt 359 isn't a kit, it's made from scratch.

37Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature diecast cars will be sliding into an as-yet-unnamed retailer next month on their little plastic wheels. They'll be sold alongside playset combinations like the Hypercity Gas Station, pictured, so your chil

AddTesla reports second-quarter loss of $38.5 million

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

92013 Tesla Roadster to be completely built in-house

Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBREAKING: Governator says Tesla teaming up with Toyota in Cali

Tesla Model S sedan – click above for high-res image gallery

35BREAKING: Governator says Tesla teaming up with Toyota in Cali

Tesla Model S sedan – click above for high-res image gallery

AddTesla Model S factory plan timeline unrealistic?

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

37Tesla Model S factory plan timeline unrealistic?

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

48Chicago 2010: Women of the Windy City

Spokesmodels of the Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

15The Autoblog Weekender: Motley Fools edition

The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed

14Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever

Modell-Lichtsystem die-cast model lighting kits – Click above to watch video

AddVIDEO: DIY Tesla Model S ad shows you don't need a real car to build hype

Digital Model S ad - click above to watch the video after the jump

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