Having just finished building 10197 Fire Brigade (awesome!), I’m tuned to see fire engines, ladder trucks, and other rescue apparatus everywhere. Ralph Savelsberg (Mad physicist) doesn’t disappoint with his American-style pumper truck.
Ralph’s pumper shares some key traits with the new set — interesting, complex techniques and great design. The way he continues the stripes from front to back, with that zig near the middle, is amazing, as are the wheel wells. The brick-built vertical doors on the back are the first I’ve seen.