Creative Street-Sweeper Design

I awoke the other day to find Anthony playing with a street sweeper he'd built. Perhaps every three-year-old does this, but I was really impressed with both the imagination and the ingenuity of the design.

As far as I know, he's hasn't seen a street sweeper like this, so the design is all from his imagination. He did see a street sweeper during the summer, but it had the vacuum/sweeper hidden within the center of the vehicle, and more or less looked like a brick with wheels. I have no idea where he got the idea for this design, but it's spot on!

His play with it was quite detailed, such as about how the vacuum pivoted as the vehicle turned).....

I'm not sure what the Lego in the back are — counter weights? This morning he'd built the sweeper again, but without the blocks in the back, so I guess they're not critical to the design.

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Good grief! Poor Fumie – living with TWO engineers!

— comment by Marcina on October 5th, 2006 at 2:29am JST (17 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

We will keep a close eye on our newest (and youngest) competitor!! 🙂

— comment by Maxx on November 3rd, 2006 at 11:01am JST (17 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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