ER0L

MOCs: Pimp your Town ride or City vehicles for grown-ups

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Hi all,

it's quite interesting to see how things change over the years, yet there are some aspects that stand the test of time. The wrecker looks like this now:

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Long Nose Trucks - updates 

The container truck is being changed to something matching better into the scale system I'm using, see https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/97314-larger-city-scale-range-of-vehicle-widths/

Anyway, there's a new vehicle fitting in here quite well:

#4: Joe the Plumber's Badass Step Van (70811 MOD)

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Joe the Plumber's Badass Step Van (70811 MOD) 

Like the Ice Cream Van not really a MOD since the 70811 vehicle is completely changed. I can't tell an exact scale here - there had to be a decision between 7w and 8w regarding step vans, maybe it's slightly too wide for a 1/40 scale vehicle, however the height looks okay - seems to be rather difficult to get the exact measurements of a more or less matching prototype.

Main points here were the sbs seating of the figs (which isn't a problem on an 8w vehicle, of course) plus the set down, "pimped" look which required an upside down solution on the wheel wells - the wheels not spinning very well to be honest, but at least sitting nicely where they belong. Both requirements prevented a more elaborate door solution which otherwise would be something to be featured on a step van.

Thanks for looking!

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Awesome vehicles ER0L! My favourite is the Plumber’s van.

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7 hours ago, J4ck said:

Awesome vehicles ER0L! My favourite is the Plumber’s van.

Thank you, glad you like it! 

As a comparison, both step vans side by side plus the new 8w semi truck: 

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Group Shot

The 8w version is more to scale, however I'll leave the Ice Cream Van as it is, I guess.

Now there's still the Trash Chomper set 70805 though I don't have a proper design idea for that one yet - should be something from the seventies or eighties to match the other vehicles. Regarding Lego Movie 2 vehicles the sets as such are quite nice, however I haven't found something yet for this kind of approach. As a City vehicle, the Pizza Van 60150 is still awaiting a conversion (which has been done by others in the meantime, too). 

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I think the Ice Cream truck works very well as a 7w, especially with that 3 wide grille and the 1x2 brick with hole as the headlamp housing.

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3 hours ago, bootz said:

I think the Ice Cream truck works very well as a 7w, especially with that 3 wide grille and the 1x2 brick with hole as the headlamp housing.

Nice to hear from you bootz, thanks for your estimation, glad you like it!

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