Friday, October 2, 2009

Lego Vintage Shasta...

I found THIS Lego Shasta trailer some time ago. I thought it would be pretty cool to have one. Come on...who doesn't like Legos? I figured I could make one too. My friend, who is really into Legos, told me about Lego's Digital Designer application. It turned out to be a pretty neat thing. You can create your own Lego kits in a 3-D environment. Once you are done you can buy the kit that you put made and have it in real life. It takes some getting used to but after 3 attempts I think it turned out well. So, here is my Lego trailer...

Side view: Sadly, the application doesn't have any windowless doors to choose from so I just gave the appearance of a door being there...


This trailer is a bit bigger than the red trailer that I showed you on Flickr. You can see the twin propane tanks, the "wings" and big front window...



Here is the street side: The window layout is like an Airflyte. I used stacked small clear blocks to make the look of Jalouise windows. You can see the roof vent also.



The back window area is kinda funky because I couldn't continue the curve with the window there. Being that these are Legos so they have their limitations...


Overall, I like the way it turned out and I want one. The problem?

Anyone that has bought Legos in the last ten years knows...they are EXPENSIVE for what you get. This design comes out to about $52.60. Isn't that crazy?!? It is 255 pieces but wow. That is a bunch of dough for a little model. Maybe I'm just cheap. 50 bucks could help me out on the real Shasta. So this little guy is on the back burner for a while. I hope you enjoy it.

3 comments:

AwayFromItAll said...

Hello. New to your blog. I have always loved vintage trailers. Never owned one and probably never will (too much work to restore, and no place to restore one!) But man, I love the look of them. The Shasta you bought is really neat. I am looking forward to your construction photos. The more details the better - like the one of the rusted screws ! :-)) Good luck!

Mid Century Madam said...

Hi,I am a newcomer to your blog. I am looking forward to watching your Shasta come to life. We have a 60's ALOHA trailer. We love it. It feels like a mansion compared to our little scamp.

Eurotoys said...

Hey, nice design you've made.
The LDD program is actually very cool, let's hope that more people uses it, so we can have even more unique Lego designs out there...