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The Three Investigators - Salvage Yard & HQ - New design update and pictures!
We're very happy to finally bring you the new version of our "The Three Investigators Jones Salvage Yard and secret trailer HQ" Lego set idea! The idea has been redesigned and updated to include better renderings of the model and to include many new details and iconic features from the stories! Please read on to find out more...!
Based on a highly-popular series of books “Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators”, created by Robert Arthur Jr. in 1964, this set includes the teenage sleuths - Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews. The boys live in Rocky Beach, California, a town on the Pacific Coast a few miles from Hollywood and use their spare time to solve any mysteries that come their way. The boys use different coloured chalk to sign their trademark “?” as a sign for the others or to mark their trails. As Jupiter himself says “The question mark is the universal symbol of something unknown. We are prepared to solve any puzzle, riddle, mystery, enigma or conundrum what may be brought to us”. Indeed, no case is too strange or mysterious for them, including art thieves, whispering mummies, green ghosts, vanishing treasure, stuttering parrots and much more!
The Jones Salvage Yard is the home of The Three Investigators and their secret HQ – an old 30-foot mobile trailer hidden among the piles of junk and transformed into the centre of operations for the three young detectives! Their HQ contains secret exits, a small lab and darkroom, an office and a purpose-built periscope to monitor events outside! The adults have forgotten about the trailer and only The Three Investigators know it’s there. They keep it a mystery by using secret passageways to enter and exit the trailer, including Tunnel Two, an entrance that runs from their outdoor work shop, beneath some junk and under Headquarters, entering through a trap door!
The set features The Three Investigators trailer HQ and its many secret entrances, including :
- "Red Gate Rover" leading through the multi-coloured fence surrounding the yard painted by local artists and children, into the Salvage Yard where the boys also leave their bikes and a trapdoor into HQ,
- "Green Gate One" leading to Jupiter’s outdoor workshop and the boy’s rebuilt printing press and then into Tunnel Two behind a secret panel,
- "Easy Three", a false door leading into the front of the trailer and that can only be opened with a key hidden in a box of other keys in the yard!
The set idea includes Jupiter’s Uncle Titus and Aunt Mathilda, owners of the scrapyard, and their assistants, the brothers Hans and Konrad.
This set also includes the Jones Salvage Yard Office (containing a hidden safe) and pick-up truck, as well as items of scrap and junk from which the boys regularly transform and rebuild their equipment, including personal radios, a tape-recorder and their HQ phone and loud-speaker system. The models are designed for playability and the roofs of the yard office and HQ come off easily to allow access to the areas inside.
We hope you like the new design and features! Please let us know what you think.
Many thanks for your support and comments.
- NLR Creations
PS - If you like this idea you might also like our "The Three Investigators and the Mystery of the Whispering Mummy" Lego set idea - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f3ee440a-9cdf-4637-91d6-da05aa2b7064 !
Watch out for new updates coming soon!!
New updates for the set idea featuring more iconic details from the series will be coming over the next few days!! Watch this space!!
Thanks for the continued support! New updates coming soon!
270 supporters! Thanks to everyone so far for the support and comments, here and elsewhere! Watch this space - new updates and renders of the model idea will be coming soon! - NLR Creations
Thank you very much for your support so far!!
This is just to say thank you for all of your support and comments so far!! If you like this idea, our 2nd idea "The Three Investigators and the Mystery of the Whispering Mummy" is now also gathering support - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a0ca3aee-80f4-4888-9ec2-9b93d76eb22e
All feedback and ideas welcome!
- NLR Creations