Rescue Squad - L.A. County Paramedic Truck

Brickmania
$195.00
Current Stock:
70
SKU:
BKM534
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
1.89 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Daniel Siskind
Piece Count:
287 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

Expected release date is 12/2/2022

About the Rescue Squad - L.A. County Paramedic Truck:

Nearly 100 years ago, Los Angeles County resident and the county’s first Forester and Fire Warden, Stuart Flintham, saw his vision become reality. LA County, at the time, was an area dotted with small, unincorporated communities—28 to be exact—that were in need of a unified, regional fire suppression and prevention team. In the early days, Flintham had at his disposal a loose volunteer system, made up of members from the surrounding communities. However, what he really needed was a better-staffed team and up-to-date fire-fighting equipment. For that, Flintham had to navigate a tough political landscape to give the department taxing power to raise funds. Eventually, through his hard work, determination, and persuasive prowess, Flintham was able to pass the needed legislation and receive petitions from all 28 communities to form a unified fire department. Thus, in 1924, the LA County Fire Department was established.

LA County is a large region tasked with everything from residential to wildfires, as well as search and rescue and standard EMS services. Specialty vehicles were needed to handle the many tasks at hand, some of them even iconic. One vehicle, in particular, has transcended past the borders of LA County. The 1972 Dodge D-300 was a hard-use utility truck that the LA County Fire Department transformed into a paramedic truck. This wasn’t a typical ambulance as seen today, but a rugged vehicle that aided in search and rescue, emergency medical, and fire suppression. The truck was outfitted with “state-of-the-art” radios, storage compartments, searchlights, and a light bar. Gear for every situation could be stowed onboard giving the truck and its crew tremendous versatility.

 

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Loaded with incredible printed details, this durable kit features opening side doors and a pair of custom minifigs. All details are custom printed as the kit does not include a sticker sheet.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Daniel Siskind
287 LEGO® & Brickmania® Elements
2x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.