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London Hansom Cab
Here is my latest creation: a 19th century cab. I hope you like it.
About this creation
I built this purely for fun in about an hour. Yes, I'm a pretty slow builder. Thanks goes to my Dad for the '70s-'80s red wheels for the cab. He got them from his first LEGO set in the early '80s. The technique for the road wasn't what I originally planned; but due to lack of parts, which prevented me from completing the original road, I was forced to use this one. I hope it turned out okay. Also, thank you Lego Girl (my sister), for letting me borrow your female minifigure.

The hansom cab is a kind of horse-drawn carriage designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York. The vehicle was developed and tested by Hansom in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. Originally called the Hansom safety cab, it was designed to combine speed with safety, with a low centre of gravity for safe cornering. Hansom's original design was modified by John Chapman and several others to improve its practicability, but retained Hansom's name. -Wikipedia


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MOC by Lego Builder Junior



Comments

 I like it 
  December 6, 2012
it looks very good with an extra touch of nostalgia! I have this buzz since I bought used kits, of mixing vintage special parts, torsios, with new ones, I love it, and those wheels would do fine lol! it gives this carriage a great distinctive looks.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Amazing job! The paving is fantastic, and I love those old wheels.
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  November 4, 2012
50 likes ;) This is brilliant! I particularly like the technique used for the cobbled street, incredible idea!
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  September 1, 2012
excellent idea for the road!
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  July 23, 2012
Indeed, a very nice background you have made for your hansom-cab. The cab is well done too, a fine build for the time span you mention :-)
 I made it 
  June 23, 2012
Quoting Ape Fight Saw this on The Lego Car Blog - is that two of your MOCs on their now?! Well done anyways, it definitely deserves to be. Love the road and side details as much as the cab itself. 5 stars
Yes; this is my second MOC blogged by them. Thanks!
 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
Saw this on The Lego Car Blog - is that two of your MOCs on their now?! Well done anyways, it definitely deserves to be. Love the road and side details as much as the cab itself. 5 stars
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
This is really awesome! Fantastic carriage and road! This is great!
 I like it 
  June 18, 2012
Nice road pattern!
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  June 14, 2012
Cool cab! It reminds me of a shot you'd see in an older Sherlock Holmes film or something like that.
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  June 13, 2012
OMG! That is an awesome way to do crazy pave! Simple, but brilliant! The cab is stunning also, a great Moc mate.
  June 12, 2012
Nice vig, indeed. The red wheels look so hip on this, and I think the cobblestones work quite well. Your streetlamp is great, too. - Huss Q.
 I made it 
  June 11, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Very nice LB! I really like this classic looking build. Looks like the photos are a bit dull though, I use Picasa as a simple way to brighten photos, it's also a great simple editing tool with some nice functions. A B&W photo would have been a bonus. Takes noting away form this fine build though I like very much!
Yes, I will be making them brighter once I get a chance through Flickr. How odd; I never thought of a black and white or sepia photo. I might add that.
 I like it 
  June 11, 2012
Very nice LB! I really like this classic looking build. Looks like the photos are a bit dull though, I use Picasa as a simple way to brighten photos, it's also a great simple editing tool with some nice functions. A B&W photo would have been a bonus. Takes noting away form this fine build though I like very much!
 I like it 
  June 11, 2012
Great work. I like the cobblestone. It is funny how some MOCs just take off unexpectedly and other ones we spend a lot more time and energy on go unnoticed.
 I made it 
  June 10, 2012
Wow, thank you everyone! I never thought this would get so much feedback! I really appreciate your support!
Quoting Nick Barrett You've been blogged! http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/ Congrats!
Thanks, Mr. Barrett!
Quoting Thomas Graafland Cool! The cab is great! This way of making the road looks very good! 5/5
Thank you; unfortunately, the road isn't very strong. ;-)
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Hi LB :D. I love this. The road and lamp post are fantastic. Congrats on the blog.
I'm glad you like the lamp post - I wasn't sure if it looked good, as it was a 5 minute addition.
 I like it 
  June 10, 2012
Hi LB :D. I love this. The road and lamp post are fantastic. Congrats on the blog.
 I like it 
  June 10, 2012
Cool! The cab is great! This way of making the road looks very good! 5/5
 I like it 
  June 10, 2012
You've been blogged! http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/ Congrats!
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Büürli Burri
  June 9, 2012
The wheels and the red windows look perfect =D
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  June 9, 2012
That is a very handsome MOC sir[/pun] In all seriousness though, it's really good; you've implemented the cobblestone-by-slope technique very well. Excellent creation.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
I think the cobbled road is really cool. It provides lots of texture.
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  June 9, 2012
I like the road! Nice MOC!
 I made it 
  June 9, 2012
Quoting sinan bitişik woww perfect..
Quoting A McKee Like this one a lot! Very nostalgic and stately.
Quoting Justin M Impressive!
Quoting Fritz K Yet another great build from you, LB! Can't wait for more. ~Fritz
Quoting El Barto ! Nice!
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Very vintage style and look. Nice.
Thanks guys.
Quoting Nick Barrett This might just be my favourite thing you've ever made. I love it. The road, the accuracy, those classic windows and wheels - it's the sort of thing I wish I'd thought of. This might be because Joseph Hansom also designed this: http://www.arundelcathedral.org/ in the town I grew up in.
I'm glad you like it so much! I checked out the link. That's really neat that he designed that!
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Great road, and greater cab design!
Thank you for giving advice concerning me being discouraged. This creation is the result of your opinion!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Very vintage style and look. Nice.
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  June 9, 2012
Nice!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Great road, and greater cab design!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Yet another great build from you, LB! Can't wait for more. ~Fritz
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Impressive!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
This might just be my favourite thing you've ever made. I love it. The road, the accuracy, those classic windows and wheels - it's the sort of thing I wish I'd thought of. This might be because Joseph Hansom also designed this: http://www.arundelcathedral.org/ in the town I grew up in.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
woww perfect..
  June 9, 2012
Like this one a lot! Very nostalgic and stately.
 I made it 
  June 9, 2012
Quoting Büürli Burri The wheels and the red windows look perfect =D
Thanks; I'm glad you like them!
Quoting Ru Corder Excellent job!
Thank you, Ru!
Quoting Patrick Starr Excellent scene!I really like the street technique!:-)
I'm glad you like the cobblestone technique.
Quoting ABC builder Nice MOC, I built something like this. I always wonder what your going to build next.
I appreciate your support! Unfortunately, I'm finding it difficult to build anything at the moment - inspiration is not on my side right now. So I won't be posting frequently anymore.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Nice MOC, I built something like this. I always wonder what your going to build next.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Excellent scene!I really like the street technique!:-)
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Excellent job!
 I made it 
  June 9, 2012
Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate your support!
Quoting Scott Allen Very nice. If only TLG made fog. I love the technique you did for the road, it delivers the cobblestone feel perfectly. Does the driver really ride in the back like that? I always thought they were in front. Maybe the Brits just do it that way. Cool vig. ~cheers
Yes, the driver sits in the back for a Hanson cab. See this picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansom_cab But many cabs are different, so some sit in the front. Thanks for commenting!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Very nice. If only TLG made fog. I love the technique you did for the road, it delivers the cobblestone feel perfectly. Does the driver really ride in the back like that? I always thought they were in front. Maybe the Brits just do it that way. Cool vig. ~cheers
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Sweet! I love the streetlight and the road. The carriage looks very nice as well.
 I made it 
  June 9, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Looks like it could be a scene from 'Sherlock Holmes'! Nice! :)
Yes, I thought of making it a Sherlock Holmes scene. But I decided against it.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Excellent build on the street
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Looks like it could be a scene from 'Sherlock Holmes'! Nice! :)
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Nice carriage!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Very nice paving. Perfect dio.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Great work!
 I made it 
  June 9, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee beatiful scene!
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
beatiful scene!
 
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