Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Italian Dump Truck

What? You're not familiar with the Italian Dump Truck? Well, that's my latest creation, at least according to my wife. If you were to ask me what the vehicle to the left (Tower of Pisa sculpture provided for scale at three inches) is...I would tell you it's either a dump truck (of undetermined ethnicity) or a yard waste removal truck.

The back of the truck is just two 2x2 LEGO bricks and two slopes, one regular, one inverted. The cab consists of four 1x2 bricks in green, clear, and safety orange. I'm primarily building trucks because I have very few small elements, 1x1 headlights or plates, that appear to be better suited to the contours of cars.

I'm starting to think I'm going to need a town where I can place all of these vehicles or at least a relevant vignette. A note for the purists among you, the sculpture is not a LEGO piece and is merely included for measuring purposes. What type of vehicle do you see?

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