LEGO for Adults 10290 Pickup Truck is available now from the official online store and to complement the launch, the LEGO Group has uploaded the set’s relevant designer video to YouTube. The usual mix of development stories and insight is lead by designer Pierre Normandin.
Featuring 1,677 pieces, 10290 Pickup Truck is mentioned as being specifically inspired by 1950s trucks, but no brands or makes are noted. The emblem on the side of the model is also explained as being the icon of Green Farm, the LEGO Group’s imaginary estate. It could be that the creation of a logo for this fictional organisation means that it will be referenced again in future.
The designer video tours us through the set’s new pieces and colours including the first white carrot bricks and a mix of elements in their dark red debut. One of the Easter eggs is also explained, with the use of the 1950s logo for the LEGO Group signalling the era that 10290 Pickup Truck is from.
“The challenges for this truck were especially around shapes, because of the square nature of LEGO bricks,” said designer Pierre Normandin. “Steering was also something interesting to fit in this truck and something very fun was figuring out how to easily take out the side panels in the back.”