This is an alternate of Lego Creator Set 31006. I built it in about two evenings, and another few hours for 'tinkering'. There is always tinkering. :-)
About this creation
This is a picture of the set for reference.
The main inspiration for this truck was the front grill. I wanted to make a truck with a front grill shaped like this. After a few tries I found the right way to do it.
The round cabin back sort of came naturally as I wasn't sure where to use that piece. It gives the truck a nice design feature.
The interior is somewhat spartan, there really isn't much more than some rudimentary seating arrangements and a steering wheel, but I guess I've got the essentials in there :-) Only so many bricks in a set!
It was great fun to build, and it turned out better than expected!
It's quite obvious to me that it all started with the front grille section, because it looks most detailed and refined. Very nice indeed! However with the limited pieces available I can see you had to make some compromises on the rest. The back of the cabin and the chassis could use some extra attention for example. Nonetheless it's quite impressive that you were able to build such a big model out of those pieces!