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Lego has made some impressive models of iconic vehicles over the past few years, which has inspired me to try to add to that foundation. My 2015 Ford F-150 truck is a detailed model of the newest version of this American icon. The pickup truck has been around for over a century, and can be found in many forms. It started as a cargo hauler, but has become much more; some models are even considered luxurious family vehicles today. With its highly touted all new aluminum body and angular yet cohesive geometric styling, I chose the 2015 F-150 to represent my combined passion for trucks and Legos.
I incorporated as many details and features of the actual F-150 as I could into this model. To start, the front wheels can be turned using the steering wheel, just like any real vehicle. The doors, hood, and tailgate are all operable, as is the center console on the interior. The front seats are adjustable, and the rear seats fold up in two sections (60/40 split), revealing the under-seat storage containing a trailer hitch and wrench. There is a rearview mirror, heat and A/C vents, gas and brake pedals, cup holders, and a moveable gear shifter. The doors include side storage pockets, armrests, and speakers. The exterior sports fog lights, running boards, tow package, spare tire, textured rear bumper step, and a moon roof. The entire roof is removable for better access to the interior.
Under the hood, the battery, fluid containers and the plastic engine cover are all you can see, which is common for most vehicles made in the 21st century. Therefore, I made the front grill and radiator removable to provide a clear view of the 2.7 liter V-6 EcoBoost engine hidden under the surface (and make it easier to change the oil filter, too!).
I added a collapsible saw horse, circular saw with extension cord (and spinning blade!), a ladder, and some lumber to make this set just as much a toy as it is a model.
I could still improve the model in a couple areas, including my goal of making a sliding moon roof, so I will add updates if and when I find solutions. The grill and tailgate are, sadly, grey plates colored with sharpie to try to achieve the right look, and the decals need work. Fortunately, Lego has the means to improve on these items (and hopefully better wheels) if the model receives enough votes.
I hope you like it, thank you for your support!