Modified LEGO set 4896. Body kit, winch, lights, off-road wheels, sound system and utility trailler.
About this creation
I dont' know if know what set I've modified, so I'll give you a nice link for someone's review photos on Brickshelf.
Hopefully, you find that my version is a lot different.
The front is both more robust and elegant, I think, with simple lights and grille, a nice ornament and, of course, a nice big winch for that crazy off-road experience. Moving on, you'll find rounded fenders and an air intake on the hood, just over a new V6 engine replacing the very un-off-road-y V4.
Plus an antenna: you'll want to be sure to keep track of your buddies when your all hitting the mountain. By the way, if it starts getting dark, nobody cares, because of the truck high powered lights on the roll cage.
You'll also be more comfortable in my version because of a few nice touches in the interior: first of all for all you Coke guzzlers - I call you that with the greatest respect, being one too - there's a huge cup holder strategically located so everyone in the car can enjoy and so your arm doesnít get caught on the bottle while making that critical turn. The arm rests are good too, especially because of the speakers on them. You see, there are speakers all over the place. There by the back seats, by the leather covered dashboard and over the wind shield. There's even an engine shaped subwoofer between the back seats.
The rearís a little different too: it's also got nice fenders and round headlights. And that's not all. You'll also find a trailler attachment piece under the bumper.
I wanted to put in a utility trailler for one simple reason: driving off-road is great, but if you want to get a bit closer to nature, camping is a really good idea. For that you'll need at least one tent, food, drinks and a lot of other stuff. Since the truck doesn't really have much room for that (for drinks it does, but those would be gone i a heartbeat) a trailler seems like a good option.
There's one thing I didn't mention yet: having made a trailler I came across the need for six wheels instead of four. Also, They'd have to be off-road wheels. So I went into the box of the set I took the winch from (8273) and picked up it's six off-road wheels.
I think you imagine I've put some work into this and I have. It's because I like LEGO cars and I like off-road. I'm not very experienced building this kind of thing, so I decided to start slow with a MOD.
After all this presentation, would you like to drive the beast? So would I! Got a shrink-ray...?