This could be what Blacktron trucks looked like a few years before flying vehicles were created.
About this creation
(Cheesy name is cheesy haha)
I think there are enough great builders of traditional semi trucks that I don't feel I can contribute much to that subject, so I figured I'd make a themed one instead.
I wanted to use hinges and see where they took me. Usually I don't use them in LDD because they're a hassle to work with, but I'm glad I used them here. The hood is sloped by one plate and it's enough to make the truck more interesting than if it was just square. I'll fill that missing 1x4 hood tile if I ever build this for real (it bumps into the slopes above the grill by a hair).
This ended up looking like a mishmash of different themes, looks like there's some Tron, Road Warrior, Rocketeer helmet, The Blot (Mickey Mouse cartoons), and maybe even some Alien Queen thrown in! (hence the name)
I wanted angles on this thing, there's a nice "X" shape going on:
Roomy interior, semi-wraparound dashboard, attachment points to store weapons and secure cargo. I should probably add a door there or something so it's not so gaping. Roof comes off easily.
Didn't want to leave the rear wheels bare so I covered them. Didn't want to use bulky smokestacks so I added vents instead.
Some greeble - I want to use a magnet to attach trailers, I just can't find the magnet in LDD.
Lots of room underneath to add some pipes, driveshaft, axles, etc.
And a shot with the cheery driver (I'd be happy too driving that monstrocity)