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
Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Red Dwarf Starbug
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 LEGO.com.