Y o u A r e A w e s o m e!
I'm so stoked to have reached 1000 Supporters AND that the idea is featured as Staff Pick (which also pumped the numbers up in the finish).
I'd like to provide you with some history of LEGO tractors, a little background info about my workflow, an updated model and a preview of what's next.
First things first:
+ Although i did some research before starting to develop my model, just last week or so i learned that there actually exists a 1950s Tractor LEGO Set: It's a Ferguson (model TE 20?) Set #4000025 and apperarently it was a giveaway at a LEGO event in 2018. Taking a closer look i noticed the one piece i imagined as the perfect seat of my model i was looking so hard for: Part #21560, Large Figure Armor, Round, Smooth. Check!
After this find i did some more research and found that LEGO already had a Ferguson model in the pre-brick era! It was a plastic toy with model #780 from 1951. Later there were some more toys of that kind.
As much as i found out the first LEGO Technic tractor model was Set #851 from 1977. It already had different attachments. From the design point of view it must have been a current tractor type from that time, but without branding.
So obviously LEGO and tractors do have a long history together up to today which i see as a neat confirmation of my product idea. :-)
+ I would like to show you my studies for the color concept: Can you name all the brands?
+ Here's the updated model, besides the new seat i only did some minor changes. It shows how the cutterbar can be pivoted up in parking position. I also include an idea how to present the model without any attachments:
+ What's next?
I'll start to actively promote the project in social media to try to reach the next milestone.
Also i will continue developing attachments/accesoories, just like in the tradition of the #851!
Thanks again and rock on!