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Dump truck
Dump truckers of the world, unite!
About this creation
This truck is the outcome of some ideas and desires. Read on if you want to know about them.

I really wanted to figure out how to build these wings, flaps or whatever they're called.



It was important to me to build it in minifig scale. The result was this dump truck.

I hope I did it right. (Notice the grille tiles without groove on the roof. It's gonna be hard getting those off.)


I also wanted to build a green truck. The lack of green tiles and cheeses resulted in this ugly front.

I really wish I had a 1x2 tile to replace this jumper (the one with a silver round plate). And some cheeses would fit nice on those uncovered studs. Also I wish the roof was studless. So many wishes and so little green pieces...


I wanted to make a nice surface for the dump container. I've seen many versions so I really wanted to make my own.

I figured it would look nice with this combination of tiles and plate undersides. This is the part of the truck I'm most pleased with although because of the complexity it was built with, most of the space inside was used and there is no unloading mechanism or opening doors and also the load is fake (built instead of being poured in).


I would also like to use this opportunity to point out a very stressing problem.
The different undersides of plates.



Now see this next picture (zoom it to see what I mean).

Yes, very disturbing.


I decided to make the truck without license plates.

Too bad for the right sign. I wish it could be a speed limit, but I've only got a 50 and that's too low.


And now some more pictures.





And just one for goodbye.







---- Behind the MOC ----


For those of You wondering about the container construction.


This is the fake (brick built) load.


The container with the load taken of. I know this picture isn't revealing much right now.


How the walls are connected to the main construction. A bit messy, that's why it's eating so much space.


Moving on to the walls.



The walls are made of two separate parts. One with the tiles and the other with the plates. They are not holding to each other but instead they are, each on its own, attached to the main construction. Same is with the smaller walls (with the exception of the rear one, which is also tilted on hinges).


A picture with different parts taken of.

End


Thank you!



Comments

 I like it 
  February 4, 2009
Keith's truck. Because ground clearance is overrated.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2009
Wow! That's right up there with the vehicles of Pierre Normandin. Great work!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2009
Wow! thank you so much man for blogging it :) btw great technique for the wall!
 I like it 
  January 12, 2009
oh wow. so thats how u made the container. i would had never thought of that. very good my friend! Peace >> RYE GUY
 I like it 
  January 11, 2009
Very good MOC! I like the original design for the dump box, it really paid off. Your cab is pretty cool too!
 I like it 
  January 11, 2009
Great work, i like it a lot.
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
Awesome work! These details are stunning and that technique you used looks like a headache waiting to happen... This takes some serious talent! I think it could stand to be 1 stud wider, but overall it's better than what I could do...much much better! Great work! 5/5
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
Nice! Solid build all the way around. Don't get too frustrated about the parts issue (having the right ones, the right colors, etc.). A big part of the whole LEGO experience is working within your limitations, and making the best you can with what you've got. And you've done very well here!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
Insanely realistic! I agree with the guys about the walls! very well done! keep on the great work >>> peace.. Fofo :)
 I made it 
  January 10, 2009
Thank You for Your comments. Tomorrow I'll post some pictures about how the container was made. Until then, try to figure it out Yourself. ;)
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
Great, I really like your container design. For a minifig scale it can't get better than this.
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
its great! the details are insanely awesome. keep it up
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
That is good man! I too would like to know how u did the walls of the container. Its clever. Peace >> RYE GUY
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
I like it :) The walls of the container part are neat, I'm curious how you did that.
 
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