I honestly have no idea why Vladimir Drozd decides to decorate his latest Mack truck with a Greek warrior’s helmet, but I find it hilarious. For me, this little touch gives the vehicle some great character and helps to draw attention from the truck’s suspiciously clean look. The thing is, I just don’t believe Australian trucks this neat exist. Weathering is never easy when building with LEGO, but a couple of patches of dust and sand here and there could really elevate the model’s look.
Apart from the look that is a bit too plain, the truck is fantastic on the scale. The shaping of the front makes the Mack instantly recognizable, and the fuel tank is a perfect choice of an add-on.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun building minifigure scale trucks, instead of, say, aircraft or larger-scale vehicles. These are three of my latest: Dutch DAF trucks. The first represents an XF105 Super Space Cab, with a trailer carrying a 40ft Maersk refrigerated container. It is similar to thousands that roam European motorways.
While LEGO System builders enjoy the just-unveiled 10290 Pickup Truck, Technic fans can have some fun too, as LEGO also unveiles two new Technic sets, 42128 Heavy-duty Tow Truck and 42129 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck. As usual, the sets are filled with various play functions, both manual and motorized. The new sets join 42126 Ford F-150 Raptor, that was revealed just yesterday.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another no holds barred edition of Friday Night Fights! Tonight’s bout is a struggle of military logistics featuring two young-guns of the hobby. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:
Fighting out of the red corner, from the great State of New York…Nathan (Ɲ.) and his Cowboy Beboats.
And fighting out of the blue corner, from Knuckleville Tennessee…Chris the Ironsniper and his Military Transport Unimog.
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the so-called Mosaic Massacre, Tommy Williamson a.k.a. The Lompoc Lightning-bolt knocked out his opponent 5-1. Tune in next week for more action!
Dennis Bosman (legotrucks) returns to the Brother-Ship for the third time this year with a massive truck that was just about a year in the making. If you’d like to have some factual details about this complex model, head on over to Mr. Bosman’s website where a wealth of stats and background information is waiting for you.
I could have sworn I read about this model on another blog, but I can’t seem to recall the name. Oh well, its not like any one blog can claim the rights to a model.