In my hand I hold a...Hulking great big Lego truck! That's right champs, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived y'all! Mack Anthem truck completion! [Confetti rains from the skies, champagne flows and the chorus of angels sing songs of triumph and jubilation.]
I burned the flame way into the night last night...Way past my bed time to get the prime mover completed prior to the weekend as I'll be out competing all this weekend and won'f feel like working on it over that time.
Stage four revolved around the front end of the truck including the bumper bar, grille and hood (bonnet) section. You can see it below starting to take shape. I was quite surprised at how complicated the hood actually was. It tilts open and uses a quasi-cantilever system which gives it a double hinged tilt-action allowing the front grille clearance from the top of the bumper bar; It's pretty ingenious actually, but required some effort. In the top left image below you can see the inner-side of the hood and all the construction went into it. The upper right image shows the truck prior to the bumper assembly being fitted. (Note the iconic gold bulldog hood ornament which is common to all Mack trucks)
Here's a few images of the completed truck which I think is pretty cool. I love the bold grill/hood section and the fact they included some chrome grille-trim which probably isn't apparent in these phone photos. I'll grab better ones on my camera once the entire build is completed.
As you can see in the very top picture above the truck is quite large and once the trailer section is complete and coupled up the entire model will be 95cm long. (37 inches). I'm pretty keen to get it done, but there's three stages to go: 5, 6 and 7 and so it might be a couple weeks before it all comes together. I find it enjoyable so feel inclined to take my time with it.
Y'all are probably bored to death of my Lego builds by now, especially if you don't get into Lego yourself, however for me it's a way to zone-out, leave work and my other commitments at the door, and simply enjoy the process of creating something from a loose pile of plastic parts to something with form, shape and function.
I hope you're not too bored though, and that you feel inclined to comment...I mean, you don't need to know anything about trucks or Lego to do so...A simple, "G-dog, you're amazing," will work just as well as a comment about trucks or Lego building. Just kidding...Sort of. 😂
So feel free to leave a comment...Even if you think it's a shit Lego build feel free to say so. And for those who are keen to see the rest of the build come together make sure you drop past my blog regularly to have a look.
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