Jack ‘O Lantern Turbocycle

Feb 23, 2003

In the farther outer rings of the galaxy, the growing sport of Turbocycle racing is gaining in popularity among the more daring citizens of the populated worlds. It’s extremely dangerous, highly illegal, and very profitable for those with the reflexes and building skills to win frequently. Many novice racers, and more than a few experienced ones, die on the racetracks of the Turbocycle League.

Occasionally (okay, very frequently), some rather oddball characters join the Turbocycle League. That’s the case with Reginald Dilferson, who has an unhealthy interest in Halloween. He calls himself Jack O’ Lantern, and has dubbed his bike the same thing. He also went so far as to create a skin-tight carbarillium helmet that makes it look like he has a pumpkin head.

The Jack O’Lantern turbocycle is equipped with four razor-sharp battle axes that can tear apart any bike unfortunate enough to get in the way. Nothing is more dangerous than an unstable pilot with a high performance bike.

At Brickswest 2003, Dave Johann obtained a pair of orange hubbed technic wheels from Legoland’s maniac shop (I think). These have not, as far as I know, ever been released in a set. I expressed interest in building a turbocycle around these wheels, so he gave them to me, and the Jack O’ Lantern is the result. I realized that with orange, a pumpkin themed bike was perfect.