Automated Garbage Truck reaches 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas

A LEGO model that promises to “reinvent minifig-scale garbage collection” has reached 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas.

The Automated Garbage Truck features an innovative side-loading mechanism, activated using a knob on the vehicle’s opposite side. LEGO garbage trucks are nothing new – the most recent being last year’s 60220 Garbage Truck – but none have included proper loading functionality.

The model is the work of father-son duo Scott and Levi Hasse, who uploaded their design to the crowdsourcing platform in January 2019. For a while, it seemed like it might stall at around two thirds of the votes required to advance to the next stage.

Earlier this month, however, Jason Allemann discussed the build in a video on his YouTube channel, JK Brickworks. That gave the Automated Garbage Truck the attention it needed to rocket up to 10,000 votes. The LEGO Ideas team will now consider whether to produce the model as an official LEGO set.

The Automated Garbage Truck is the 16th project to reach the third 2020 review. Here’s the full list of every idea that will be up for consideration in this round:

Auto Union Type C Racecar
The Little Venice
Jumanji 1995
Spirited Away
Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora
Motorized Lighthouse
Classic Castle
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Red Dwarf Starbug
Bag End
Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack
Boeing 737 Passenger Plane
Brick Town Police Station
Colosseum (Architecture Style)

In other Ideas news, The Earth Globe and Legendary Stratocaster recently passed the review process and will be released as LEGO Ideas sets next year. 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V and 92177 Ship in a Bottle have also just emerged from retirement, and are once again available at

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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