A father and son timeline here (click on images to enlarge). Ironically the "big daddy" here is the smaller set - the Tractor Trailer 6692 - which Lego released in 1983. The 6692 model you see here, though complete in terms of bricks, has the all important stickers missing. If applied it would be like seeing a mini-me version of the larger LEGO® City Truck 3221 which has only just been released. Attempts to pick up an original sticker sheet have so far proved fruitless though it is possible to buy the original model from private sellers with the stickers applied. Who knows? When I have the spare cash floating about I might go for it.
The original 1983 model was a great favourite when I was a kid. Unlike it's much larger progeny it comes without cargo so I, as a budding pre-teen, had to make my own. The larger model comes with about 9 crates which all feature decals giving them the look of mini Lege sets. This set is going to be a classic I'm sure so was a must have - even without the orginal 6692 set in my collection begging for its new counterpart.
Although both sets feature hinged "cockpits" the larger model benefits from new Lego technology in terms of spaciousness and features. 3221 comes complete with driver's seat, mug, bed and wall mounted TV / computer. Just the thing for those long cross country hauls. At 15 inches long, LEGO® City Truck3 221 is one of the longest Lego vehicles available. Cornering on those Lego City baseplate roads is going to be a real nightmare...
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