Inspired by the current Grand Prix truck kit, I wanted to create a rival team. While my F1 car is almost identical to the one in the kit, with only two or three parts being different, my truck is 95% original in build. I wanted to keep the sets similar, so they would seem like they went together, but there were a number of things I didn't like about the official GP kit. My truck is larger in all dimensions but width, and overall I feel it's more accurate to a real carrier truck.
About this creation
A comparison of the official LEGO Grand Prix truck with my build.
The diagonal checkered pattern is very eye-catching and vastly superior to the Lego set original. I think that you've definitely succeeded in making a truck which really looks like a real race-team transport.
Hey, thanks everybody! I'm really happy with the way the colors worked out. Using the orange proved to be a bit of a challenge due to parts availability, but it was worth it.
The car does fit in the back, but I decided against a ramp like the one on the official kit, because that's not how they work on the real trucks. I might try at some point to add a lift, but it poses some logistical problems that might require a redesign of the trailer altogether.