Product Idea

Happy Taco! Food Truck

Presenting to you is the "Happy Taco" food truck!

There has been quite a few food trucks I noticed on this site (go check out the latest Burger Truck and infamous Hotdog Truck) after the fact I designed mine and felt disheartened to post mine, but I still think there's some unique features I can offer. First off, the idea came from real life inspiration - there is a food truck parking lot near my work. This food truck is based off one of those I visit regularly. I wanted to create the whole line of food trucks and present the idea to this site but after reading the guidelines - they do not allow "series" or complete "play themes" so I had to break down my posts into separate individual sets. I'm very much into blending the ideas of food and LEGO ever since I saw the "6350: Pizza To Go" set when I was young. One key design element I needed to make sure that made it in this design was to keep the truck at 6 stud-wide - to match the current standardized LEGO trucks and cars. The price range for this set should be no more than $35-$40. This set should be able to be placed next to the original series' and deliver the same magic.

Here you go!

Features

Exterior:
Big HAPPY Taco top-sign
Power generator hitched on front (like the real life one I see every day)
Sauce/beverage trays for customers (can fold into the truck when mobilized)
Gallery window to watch cooks do their stuff
Backdoors with ramp accessible for kitchen/storage
Seating for customers
Garbage for trash

Interior:
Full kitchen
Sink
Grill with Hood Vent
Fridge/freezer
Prep station
Fire Extinguisher
Shelving for condiments, toppings
Bottom cupboards
Broom
Gauge for kitchen components' fuel
Driver has PC next to seat for social media/marketing

 

Top comes off in 2 stages, 1 for just the top and 2nd for the serving doors to be removed for easier access inside.

Contains 4 minifigures - 2 employees and 2 customers, 331 pieces.

I can definitely say there can be piece optimizations and refinements overall but I'm happy how it turned out with the time I put in it.

This set was designed with LDD. There are certain physics the program doesn't allow so I wasn't able to do specific things I desired such as placing toppings in the shelves. Sorry about that, I think if I had the real pieces I would be able to photograph it a lot better.

But above all, enjoy and get inspired!