Shasta Teardrop Travel Trailer

My latest vehicle MOC is a camping trailer, based on the 1960’s Shasta travel trailer. Click the image to view the set on Flickr, or check out the slideshow.

Shasta travel trailer

I built it for the campground scene that Loren built for BayLUG’s exhibit at the Museum of American History in Palo Alto. The display will be open to the public through January 11, 2009, on Fridays through Sundays. If you’re in the local area, come on and check it out one of these weekends.

I had made two RV’s before this, a Class C motorhome and a “toy hauler” fifth wheel trailer. But since I didn’t think Loren’s campground would work with just two campsites filled, I got inspired to make another. I built it to be compatible with the “Range Rover” from the new 7635 Horse Trailer set, partly because I didn’t want to also have to build a tow vehicle, and partly because I really like the look of that car.

As for the trailer design, I wanted to build something iconic, and thought about doing an Airstream but the curves were too complex. I thought of the “teardrop” trailers, since they have flat straight sides. I did some image searches online and found a few images of the Shasta trailer, and decided to build that:

Daisy Tin can tourist Shasta Bay

23 thoughts on “Shasta Teardrop Travel Trailer

  1. Cool work! The last time I picked up a lego was 20 years ago when my then 12 year old son decided he was too old for them and we were giving them to charity. I can see that I’m missing out.

  2. I love Lego. As a kid this was my favorite toy. It just goes to show that young children don’t need or really want complicated and fancy toys. Give them a few Lego bricks and they will keep themselves busy for hours.

    Pretty cool trailor by the way! How long did it take you?

  3. Not sure, maybe a few hours or a day or two at the most, in my spare time of course. It went through a few iterations until I could get the shape quite right. Glad you liked it.

  4. hi Bill you work successfully, Good job Bill… you are so creative person…I really appreciate your work..

  5. this van is simple yet cool. and i think it’s relatively light compared to other vans.

    Cheers,
    Daniel

  6. For me, this are work of a really creative hands. They appear so true and durable. The quality is tested and proven. I wonder how this is being operated..

  7. This is awesome, awesome, awesome! I am going to try and have my Lego-loving seven year old son try and build this. Dad wanted to buy a travel trailer this year but we nix’ed the idea to save money for a rainy day. I’d love to build a Lego trailer for him to put on display at work! Please let me know when the instructions are available! Thanks, and again, great work!

  8. Hi Bill, wondering if you ever made instructions for you lego Teardrop Travel Trailer. If so, do you mind emailing them to me? Thank you. Great model BTW.

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