Last weekend I treated myself to the large Creator 6735 kit which builds three models; a car transporter, a pick up truck and a crane. The set comes with 1294 pieces and retails around £64.99 which works out around 20p a brick. The set is predominately made up with yellow, black, dark grey and light grey bricks.
This week I took my time buildng my first model of the kit - the pick up truck. This model was the one that caught my eye as I prefer the style of cab and I was quite impressed with the build. I intend to build all three models to get my money's worth out of the kit.
Anyway, enough rambling here are a few shots of the finished model.
This shot shows the front of both the pick up truck and the white car that accompanies it. From the manual you don't really get to see the car so I thought that this would give folks a better feel of the car. It's a 10 stud wide vehicle and it's pretty nice - it reminds me of an American muscle car.
Here's a rear view shot of both vehicles. I really like the attention to detail with the light clusters on both vehicles. There's a fair amount of technic parts which make up the crane which makes the build more fun.
This shot shows the pick up truck towing the white car - the red dials on the side of the truck help operate the crane and winch. I also modelled Barry the Zombie to give an idea of scale. The winch can't really support the weight of the car but the technic parts enable you to place the front wheels of the car and help tow the vehicle.
I thought that I'd show you a bit of the interior of the truck by using Barry the Zombie. You could use City figures but they're a little small in scale. There are modelled seats, steering columns and working doors.
Here's a shot of the interior of the white car - again I've used Barry the Zombie to show that you could use the City figures.
There's seating and a steering wheel.
I finally added this shot to show the scale compared to one of the Indiana Jones sets. As you can see you get quite a lot of bricks for your money. Overall, considering that this model isn't the main seller of the kit I think that it's still a very decent kit. I took my time building this over the period of a week and didn't rush anything but even if you wanted to build it quickly I reckon it would take at least a couple of hours. The finished kit is sturdy and the added car gives a bit more play value for younger builders.
I'll add to this thread when I build the next model this coming week.