Not all LEGO Technic models have to be big. There should also exist smaller models, that are affordable and suitable as gifts. However these models have to be exciting, and appealing, and have some functions. Every aspect of such small models has to be carefully thought through, and it is a different challenge than making large complex models.
About the model:
- This small LEGO Technic truck can turn left or right, depending on the direction that it is tilted. Therefore it is possible to practice backing up with a trailer.
- The dump trailer has a tailgate that can be opened.
- The box of the trailer can also be lifted to imitate dumping something of it.
Why I built it:
I have ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and have an endless need for creating something new, which is one of the trade marks of ADHD. The brain of people with ADHD is hardwired for novelty seeking, and repetitive, and routine tasks, are unrewarding and even painfully boring. Creating something new relieves me of that boredom. That is also the reason why I have completed 14 more models that I plan to submit here, and add to my profile ( JohannGB
), as soon as they get approved. Creating these LEGO models has had my undivided attention for a while, or until I finished them. Now I will again continue to work on another project of a totally different nature. These LEGO models were kind of a distraction from that invention.
I built 9 LEGO Technic motorcycles to support a good cause. The other 5 models I built for my kids, and if we manage to earn some money, then the plan is to go on a vacation, and visit LEGOLAND.
I have involved my kids in this, since I believe that it is necessary to encourage them to pursue their dreams, and he best way to do that is to set an example. It is also always important to have something to look forward to in life.
A great LEGO set should grab your attention, and it should be obvious from the moment you see it that it is what you want to vote for.