Some people run from problems, others run to them

Engine Company 10 and Ladder Company 10 of the New York Fire Department were among the first units to respond to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Located across the street from the World Trade Center, its firefighters rushed to rescue survivors during those first few terrible and confusing moments. By the end of the day, several of the station’s firefighters were dead and many others wounded. Builder sponki25 memorializes these brave men and women in LEGO form with this recreation of a truck from Engine Company 10:


There’s a lot to appreciate in this model besides its significance to one of the United State’s darkest days. The accurately detailed pump panel and the shaping of the canopy are particular highlights here. The stickers do a nice job of bringing the model to life, though the side yellow and white stripping could have been done just as well with LEGO plates. That aside, this is a wonderful model and does well to remember those who gave their lives saving others.

3 comments on “Some people run from problems, others run to them

  1. JoeX

    What a beautiful model! I live in Aurora, IL and we have a truck that was at the WTC on 9/11. It goes to show that people will come together, no matter how far they have to go.

  2. Sven

    Thank you so much for this great honor! I highly appreciate being blogged here on your page. Six years ago with E-10 and L-10 I started building such highly detailed FDNY trucks which are dedicated to all the active and the fallen firefighters of the FDNY. I build them with love and passion in every single piece. One of my rigs made the loooong way from Germany to NYC as a gift to the guys of Tower Ladder 13 ( where they gave it to one of their retirees as a very special and unique retirement gift. And last year I was able to meet them all in person and we had a awesome time together in the firehouse. All those experiences let me continue doing what I love: Building firetrucks with Love, passion and Legos! Cheers :o)

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