Antique Fire Engine, USA
Add a nostalgic touch to your fire department memorabilia with the Antique Fire Engine, inspired by fire engine models in the early 1900s.
About the designer
Since building the 6378 Service Station with my dad, I’ve enjoyed building my own creations. I love building models that are symmetrical or nearly symmetrical.
About the AFOL Designer Program
BrickLink and the LEGO® Group celebrated 60 years of the LEGO® brick with the AFOL community by realizing unique designs with truly original themes.
Unique LEGO® parts: 283
Total LEGO® parts: 1277
Exclusive part: 1
Dimensions: W: 15.0 cm x H: 18.0 cm x D: 51.0 cm
When there’s a fire, you can count on the firefighters arriving ASAP and being well-prepared to protect the community. While in the Antique Fire Truck, firefighters will ring the built-in bell to alert nearby citizens that the firefighters need to hustle to the scene. While some are readying the hose to contain the fire, the others can use the ladder to save citizens on a higher floor. An extra fire extinguisher is located on the side of the truck in case one malfunctions. After a long day of fighting fires, don’t forget to thank and celebrate these heroes for rescuing your fellow citizens!
The vibrant color scheme and elegant lines of this vehicle make it an instant attention grabber. And many authentic-looking details give it the the appearance of a true replica (though we are told it is not). But it’s also a fun, sturdy build, using plenty of large parts.
Assemble a submodel representing an early 4-cylinder internal combustion engine and view it in the finished Antique Fire Engine by lifting one of two engine compartment covers. Build miniature replicas of fire fighting equipment to add to your Antique Fire Engine, along with pearl gold accents and floor boards mimicking multiple shades of solid wood grain.
I was inspired to build this fire engine while reflecting on the life and service of my wife’s late grandfather. After retiring from a career in the United States NAVY, he served his community as the Fire Commissioner of the North Kitsap Fire Department in Washington State, USA. I began designing the model in Studio while surrounded by Fire Department memorabilia in his home.