Hi all, I’m up in Banning, California for Art Hop 2010 happening tomorrow, May 1st.
One of the main sponsors of the event is Waste Management and because of that they asked me to make a replica of one of their garbage trucks.
I was sent a scale replica toy truck as to work off from. (It’s the smaller one.)
For some reason I found it a bit tricky to get started on this model and so instead of starting the prototype from the bottom I started from the top. Figuring out all the intricacies of the vehicle was a fun challenge. And, since the toy had two garbage cans with it I had to make LEGO ones too.
The model is about 18 inches long and took me around a week to design and build. You can see the full set of images on Flickr. I find it pretty funny that I happen to make a garbage truck just when LEGO is releasing an offical Toy Story 3 garbage truck.
If you are in the Riverside area, come by and visit me at my booth and say hi!