Product Idea

Storm Chaser Van

Scour the highways with these thrill-seeking storm chasers as they document and record tornadoes.  This set comes complete with wind-speed analyzer, digital cameras, and a sophisticated weather-ready, computer enhanced van.

Imagine yourself with this team as they investigate the potential thunder cloud systems that will develop into tornadoes.  These storms captivate many young imaginations with their awe and grandeur, but the trail of carnage that they leave discourages most people from tracking them, including me.  In this location tornadoes are rare, and stories of these monstrous storms gather interest from an external audience.  Hurricanes rage the coastline, and voluntary evacuations because of similar wind patterns invite inspection into the nature of this weather.

My nephew was really amazed when he was introduced to the extreme weather patterns.  He could not believe the destruction left in the wake of these storms.  No sooner was he informed with the science of weather, then a category four storm hit our city.  A friend connected the patterns of the storms with snowfall.  I really enjoy knowing how everything works, but my schedule precludes me from investigating (from a great distance) these things myself.  This set is dedicated to a friend of mine who suffered a similar tragedy and will hopefully overcome it.

The set is built from old Legos inherited from my brother and me when we were young.  A gray van serves as the emergency vehicle while the computer equipment, dashboard camera, and weather-ready gear inside help the enthusiasts observe, document, and record the mighty winds.