My entry for Sam the First's 15-piece Vehicle Challenge. I decided to go micro for this challenge and built a 2-wide telehandler. It is a modified version of a micro mobile crane that I had built earlier for my New England Fishing Village, but which several parts over the limit. I've included the LDD file in case there is any doubt that it is only 15 pieces.
Quoting Nick Barrett
It doesn't need to be big to be brilliant. That trawler is really cute!
"It doesn't need to be big to be brilliant" is one my creeds. I really like building in micro-scale (or in any scale below minifig scale). It presents some interesting challenges and allows for one to tackle projects that would otherwise be impractical. My ongoing USCGC Hamilton project is a good example -- at minifig scale it would be about 10 feet long, but at the 1:65 scale I'm using, it is less than 6 feet -- still large, but manageable (barely).
Quoting sam the first
Matt, that's going to take some beating.... incredible work!!
Thanks. There are some pretty talented people in this challenge, so I'm pretty sure someone is going to come up with something better, but I've always like construction equipment, so I was bound to do something like this no matter how good it looked.