Thursday, February 16, 2012
Actually a HO scale Bedford Delivery lorry dating from 1957. It really is made by the famous brick maker Lego though.
Anyway, many years ago they produced a range of plastic vehicles that could be "driven" into garages of Lego brick built houses. The range included quite a lot of very covatable Volkswagens which fetch premium prices on eBay. Get one with its showroom or garage and it's worth the price of a good RTR model locomotive.
While I can't comment how accurate the mouldings are, the model looks pretty good. If you replaced the wheels with something finer and gave it a coat of paint then you'd have a pretty good model for your layout. Those wheels are metal by the way and surprisingly heavy. This accounts for the excellent rollability of the otherwise lightweight model.
I picked this up because I love Lego. Most of my youth was spent playing with the stuff and I still have a sneaking regard for grown-ups who won't let convention stop them enjoying it.
More on this model here.