Product Idea

London Black Cab TX4

London Black Cab TX4

I have designed this replica TX4 London Black Cab. The black cab has got to be one of the most iconic vehicles in the world. This model features working doors, bonnet and boot with a miniature fire extinguisher. It even has the rear folding seats. The bodywork is curved to match the real cab look with a classic detailed interior. Originally I started designing the black cab just for fun then over time, I have developed it to a stage where I think it is is time to share the idea. I have had to overcome many challenges in creating the bodywork as accurately as possible in order to live up to the legendary TX4.

When the Hackney Carriage was manufactured in 2007 by LTI, it was purposely built to be spacious for passengers and manoeverable for the city. Fun fact - The turning circle of a TX4 is incredibly tight at only 8.5m so that it can take u-turns on London’s narrow roads. This is why I added the feature of poseable steering to the model. The overall size of the model is 30cm long, 12cm wide and 14cm tall.

My name is Jonathan Hutchins and I was featured on the first ever series of Legomasters UK. I enjoy designing and building Mocs and Sets.