One of the most popular LEGO sets this Christmas season has been the #10290 LEGO Creator Pickup Truck. Although it isn’t specifically made for Christmas, the vintage style, the dark-red and tan color-scheme, and the included winter decorations like the wreath and festive gifts make this set perfect as a Christmas gift or decoration. If you would like to learn more about this set, check the links at the end of this post.
While the #10290 LEGO Creator Pickup Truck is a lovely set for Christmas, it is much larger than minifig-scale and thus not compatible with the LEGO Winter Village series. This prompted some LEGO fans to try to make a smaller version of the vintage pickup so it can be added to the LEGO Winter Village scene.
If you would like to build your own mini pickup truck, I recommend the version above by Miro, as it comes with step-by-step building instructions and a parts-list that can be downloaded from Rebrickable. Please note that there are a couple of rare pieces in this model, but they can be substituted with other pieces. One of those rare pieces is the dark-red roof element, but it can be replaced with two 2×4 tiles. And the dark-red door hinges are rare as well. You could make the doors fixed, at least temporarily, until you can order the right parts online. Or, you may be able to find some other solution with the parts you already have. To see the full parts-list and to download the building instructions, visit this Rebrickable page: 1950s Pickup Truck by Miro
I also recommend checking out some of the other custom building instructions by Miro, like the LEGO Winter Village Tram, the LEGO Winter Village Train Station, the LEGO Winter Village Cider Mill, and many other delightful and cute models.
What do you think? How do you like the mini version of the vintage pickup truck? Are you planning to add it to your LEGO Winter Village? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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