IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
IFA W50
  • SKU: BAM-838

IFA W50

€399,00
DESCRIPTION
Important stuff:
  • For all lime and magenta coloured parts in the instructions, you can use ANY COLOUR, since they won’t be visible in the final assembly. Might just save you a few bucks!
  • I did my utmost best to keep any errors or inconsistencies out of my instructions. Still, if you stumble upon any mistake, please let me know!
  • Your feedback is much appreciated! If you want to share your experience or suggestion, you can contact me at legostalgie@gmail.com or on Instagram under @legostalgie.

If you needed a truck in the eastern bloc, there was really only one real option: the IFA W 50, mostly painted in a characteristic blue (that is actually super close to lego-blue). Please take a few minutes to check out this legendary vehicle's history on wikipedia!

The front grilles and windscreen were especially challenging to design, but I think I finally came up with solutions that both look well and still are very sturdy. Some considerations:

  • For a nice touch I can really recommend filling the model’s tipper bed with some random colorful spare bricks you have lying around!
  • Attaching the tipper part to the chassis (one of the last steps of the build) can be quite a nervewrecking experience, sorry for that. But I assure you, once it fits, it sits.
  • The two chains hanging from the rear of the tipper are actually there to secure / lock the tippers hatch in place, please see some of the pictures on Instagram how I use them. I just really couldn’t get stud.io’s flex tool to cooperate with me to make them show up in the instructions as I intended them!