Friday, June 4, 2010
6446 - Crane Truck
Interesting name, crane truck. Feel like proper nomenclature would be tow truck. Wonder what the significance of the socket wrench on the truck and on his shirt is. Maybe they wanted a generic tool for their logo in order to convey an idea of mechanical skills. The blue cap represents the blue collar work that this man is involved in, towing trucks and possibly repairing them.
Super Tow Truck it pales in comparison. Just look at the two sets, Crane Truck hardly even resembles a vehicle when compared. No headlights, smoke stacks, fenders, or any other small details that make a truck look like a truck.
Tow Truck we get probably the best example of a lego tow truck set. It looks and feels like a real truck; thick and wide, with real truck details. I suppose it's important to keep in mind that these sets all had different piece counts and prices, but the modern set is just great and really exemplifies the sorts of sets that The Lego Group can produce.