Name: Emergency Repair Truck
In 1987, the Mayor of LEGOLAND accidentally crashed his car into a fence outside of town. The incident was a bit suspicious, but the Mayor claimed that his dizzyness had been caused by over-the-counter allergy medicine and the police quickly closed the case. That, however, wasn't the end of the story.
Having been forced to
The Emergency Repair Truck cruises the roads and highways of LEGOLAND, bringing much needed help to stranded motorists
Let's take a look at this important little vehicle.
The typically folded instructions make quick work of the assembly. You could be on the road in 10 minutes or less if you simply follow them, step by step.
The left side of the vehicle, including his mounted wrench/spanner.
The right side of the vehicle, including his mounted mallet/hammer.
The Highway Department Emergency Serviceman steps out to show you that this truck, 4-wide though it may be, still features a convenient door for him to exit from. He holds his favourite wrench/spanner, which is something of a trademark item in his line of work. His jacket features the Highway Department logo, a zipper, and a convenient pocket.
Here you see the printed pieces, which come in the form of the Highway logo on a pair of side panels and a picture of his wrench/spanner on a 1x4 tile attached to the roof alongside emergency lights and a radio antenna.
When you see this bright yellow beauty coming, you know that help has arrived.
*starts the movie projector*
Now, let's take a look at a day in the life of a Highway Department Emergency Serviceman.
After a long lunch, our intrepid hero sets out in search of motorists in distress. As he rounds the curve at the end of System Dr, he see a woman standing with her horse. As he is about to pass her, he notices how attractive she is, and decides to back up and talk to her.
They appear to be in distress! And she's attractive! Er. She needs help! Yes, that's it!
He immediately pulls over and approaches the woman, hoping to be able to assist her in her plight.
Excuse me ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that you seem to need some help.
Oh yes, that would be lovely. I'm looking for Forestman's Crossing.
Forestman's Crossing? I've never heard of it. I'm sorry, ma'am.
No matter, we'll find it, it must be around here someplace.
Did you try that shelf over there? *points*
Excellent idea, lad, thank you so much!
And there you have it, another
Just another day in the life of one of those unsung heroes of LEGOLAND, the Highway Department Emergency Serviceman.
What will he do tomorrow? His job, of course, after a long lunch.
Where will it take him? Anywhere he's needed on the streets of LEGOLAND.
Thank you for joining me!
*turns off the projector*
Featuring useful parts, including 3 that are printed, a nice printed minifigure that hadn't appeared very often previously, and a couple of handy tools, this set offers a lot at what must have been a very small price. I'd give it a 10/10 and be happy to buy several of them today, if they were available.
If you would like to make your own Hero of the Highways™, you could use the blue torso decal from the Classic-Town Decal Library, or, if you'd like to make some coworkers for him in different branches of the Highway Department, you could try some of these never-before-seen unofficial colour variations.
Edited by TheBrickster, 03 September 2009 - 02:01 AM.