The LFC Blog Walk-around
Here we showcase some of the LFC's most recent built Lego fire related MOCs!
We're back baby! During our short three-month hiatus, plenty of awesome MOCs were posted across the various social media platforms, and we are trying our best to gather some of the best rigs and give them the recognition they deserve! If you know of some rigs that should be featured on this page, hit us up on the comments below, or the contact form!
To kick things off, we have a pair of Ocean Brick's blue rigs. Even though each rig serves a different community, they pretty much have the same color scheme. While one is a newer piece, the other is a true classic. Blue fire trucks are definitely a unique commodity in the LFC! Well done!
Here at the LFC Blog, we do our best to present MOCs (My Own Creations) that are unique and are not your typical fire truck. Some of you might know that I am fairly intrigued by articulating platforms. Josh A's E-ONE Quest/Bronto certainly fits the bill!
About Mesa Beach Fire Department: Mesa Beach Fire Department is a beachside community just outside of Brick Borough. At the time of the photoshoot, Mesa Beach had just acquired the E-ONE/Bronto from Brick Borough, hence the decals from Brick Borough.
About Mesa Beach Truck 1: Truck 1 is a 2018 E-One Quest equipped with a 114' Bronto Skylift, 2000 gpm pump, 270 gal water, and 30 gal foam tank. The articulating aerial device is extremely useful for technical rescues or getting into hard to reach areas that the beach has to offer. Boom credits to DH, and cab credits to Paulo R.
Continuing with the trend of posting awesome tillers, this is one of the first E-ONE tillers with an accurate tiller man's cab that I have seen! Congrats to Stud Ridge Fire Rescue for building a great rig!
About Studington Fire and Rescue Station 6: Located in the Northeast part of Studington, SFR Station 6 - Riverview is a densely populated area located adjacent to the Brick River, and bordering the city of Stud Ridge. This area, covered by Station 6, has both residential and commercial buildings, mostly five stories or more. Some buildings are heritage, while others are brand new. Riverview has several schools in it, including Riverview Secondary and Studington Christian School. In addition, the Studington Spartans’ Stadium (the Triple S) is also in the district. Due to the dense population, Station 6 is one of the busiest fire houses in Studington, with 35+ calls a day.
About SFR Truck 6: Truck 6 is a 2018 E-One Cyclone II Tiller. It carries standard truck equipment, and since it is a SOC Support Truck company, it carries some hazmat, technical and water rescue, and other types of specialty gear. (A small support truck is on order to carry the more specialized items). Truck 6’s first due includes the eastern part of Downtown Stud Ridge, or Riverview. This area is predominantly hi rise buildings and borders a large river. The tiller enables a small turning radius for the highly urban district. The aerial rotates 360 degrees and can be deployed at a negative angle. Cab credits to Ed Vulcano, and some help with the turntables from Paulo R and Michael P.
My dear goodness gracious! If there's one thing that you probably know about me, it's that I absolutely love tillers XD Anyway, featured in today's walk-around is Bricklington County Fire Department Truck 106, which in my opinion, is one of the best tillers ever made! With a brick built aerial device that extends, functional doors, and functional 5th wheel steering, Truck 106 has some really neat features! If you have not done so already, be sure to check out Bricklington County Fire Department's website!
About the BCFD: The Bricklington County Fire Department is a career staffed department providing comprehensive fire, rescue, and EMS services to the citizens of Bricklington County, an area of 28.4 square miles. The BCFD is a career staffed department and operates 10 Engines, 4 Trucks, 2 Rescues, 6 Medics, and a variety of command and specialist units out of 10 stations strategically located throughout Bricklington.
About Truck 106: Truck Company 106 is housed at station 106 which is located in the Northwest area of Bricklington County. Truck 106’s first due area includes commercial areas, residential neighborhoods, and a stretch of Interstate 66. Truck 106 operates this 2018 Pierce Ascendant 107’ TDA. In addition to standard truck company equipment, and a large compliment of ground ladders, the truck is equipped with a set of extrication tools for accident responses. The maneuverability of the tiller allows it to easily navigate narrow residential streets, shortening response times.
This model was built to be as detailed and functional as possible. Several of the storage compartments can open, the ladder is fully functional, the rear wheel can turn, the roto-ray can spin, and there is room for internal ladder storage.
The awesome Sven is at it again! For those who haven't seen it yet, he has built a working replica of FDNY Tower Ladder 13. This outstanding model features not only a working Aerialscope boom, but also countless of decals that go around the rig. In addition, little items, such as the Stokes basket, the water cooler on the driver's side, and the gated wye all contribute to the masterful build that Sven made!
About FDNY Tower Ladder 13: FDNY's Tower Ladder 13 is one of many Seagrave Aerialscopes the department operates. This particular model is a 75 foot Aerialscope. A unique feature of this rig is the horseshoe located on the grille. Tower Ladder 13 is housed with Engine 22, Battalion 10, and FDR 2 in Manhattan.
About the Seagrave Aerialscope II: The Aerialscope II has been the FDNY's choice for a tower ladder due to its time tested reliability and stability over its lifetime! Although the department has tried other manufacturers such as Sutphen or a rear mount American LaFrance ladder tower, FDNY always returned to the Aerialscope for a variety of reasons. What sets the Aerialscope apart from other platforms is in its construction. Built more like a crane than a ladder, the aerial device is virtually indestructible, as many would attest. While most ladders can take out a single window, the Aerialscope can literally take out a wall! In addition, Aerialscopes are among the simplest devices to maneuver, making rescues more efficient. Another benefit the Aerialscope has to offer is that only one pair of outriggers extend out, allowing the rig to setup in tight conditions.
Browsing through my Flickr feed a while back, I stumbled across this unique build from Cologne Brick primarily because he builds a wide variety of cars and trucks! You can view more of his awesome builds here! As I've personally built with a lot of lime bricks lately, it puts a smile on my face to see more lime fire trucks out there! This model has plenty of cool features such as the large roof monitor and the extending light tower!
About YVR ARFF 4: This ARFF model is an Oshkosh Striker 3000 that protects Vancouver International airport.
About Oshkosh Striker 3000: One of the most popular North American ARFF vehicles, the Oshkosh Striker 3000 model is a 6x6 airport firefighting vehicle that has 3000 gallons of water, 420 gallons of foam, 500 pounds of dry chemical, and 460 pounds of Halotron 1.
Here at Lego Fire Community Blog, we love to feature rigs that particularly stand out due to unique techniques or concept; and this Magirus AirCore TAF20 from Harrison McNeill totally fits the bill of being one-of-a-kind!
About Hypoluxo Palms Fire Rescue: Hypoluxo Palms Fire Rescue is located in Okeeheelee County on the east coast of Florida and currently has five stations with approximately 20 apparatus. HPFR protects 26.5 square miles with a population of 101,980 which expands greatly during the workday. HPFR's response district includes urban, rural, industrial, swamp, and numerous water areas including the Atlantic Ocean.
About Magirus Aircore TAF20: The TAF20 is a remote control vehicle that can shoot water over 250 feet at approximately 1000 gpm. It can also be used as a ventilation unit or as a plow to much vehicles/debris out of the way.
What stands out with this build is its functionality despite its small footprint! In addition, it is one of the very few firefighting robots built in the Lego world!
Today, we look at Dan Tasdard-Homer's Aerial 1, a fairly unique apparatus.
About Penn Haven Fire: Penn Haven is a small 3-truck volunteer department thats serves a port town of approximately 5000, a major highway, a rural airport, and is auto aid to a large nuclear facility. They see an average of 250 calls per year, with the majority being MVCs and medicals.
About Aerial 1: Penn Haven's Aerial 1 is a 1995 Freightliner FL80 / NOVAQuintech with a 75' B75 boom. Based on Kenora, Ontario, this truck also features a centre mount green light, which many departments in Canada are placing on the centre of the rig to signify that it is manned by volunteers.
This apparatus is special to the community for a variety of reasons: First, the aerial device is on a commercial chassis, which is definitely rare in the LFC. Second, the aerial device can extend and rotate, adding a really fantastic functionality to the rig. Lastly, the fold-down stabilizers are neat because no other bricks are needed to make them work!
Today we have a dual entry from yours truly.
About Studdsville: Studdsville is a city located on the Western coast, and is part of Mercury County.
Studdsville Fire Department currently has 77 units divided over 13 stations and a motorpool.
About Engine 18: Engine 18 is a 2017 Pierce Enforcer 4x4 PUC Rescue Pumper.
The rig has a 1500 gallon per minute pump with a Hercules Compressed Air Foam System, a 500 gallon water tank, and 2 125 gallon foam cells.
The rig furthermore has all sorts of tools, a Holmatro hydraulic rescue equipment set, jacks, nozzles, connectors and suction hoses on board.
Special about this rig is that the 2 first cabinets have wildland firefighting equipment stored and that the pump panel is located in the drivers side 2nd compartment and in the 2nd compartment on the officers side there is a hosereel.
About Engine 218: Engine 218 is a 2017 E-One Typhoon 4x4 E-Max Pumper.
The rig has a 1500 gallon per minute pump with a Compressed Air Foam System, a 500 gallon water tank, and 2 125 gallon foam cells.
The rig furthermore has a standard assortment of 1', 1.5', 2', 3' and 5' hose, all sorts of tools, a Holmatro battery operated multi tool, a hose reel, roof storage, nozzles, connectors and suction hoses on board.
This time we are going to take a look at Oscar Flynn's new Engine 308.
About OceanBrick Fire Department: OceanBrick Fire Department is a fire department based on the East Coast of the US in a coastal city. Engine 308 covers the middle section of town with Engine 313.
About Engine 301: Engine 308 is a 2017 Pierce Saber, with 500 Gallon Tank and 1500 GPM Pump. Along with equipment to fight fires, there is also BLS equipment on board as well as an AED.
Engine 308 is the first engine to be equipped with 4x4 suspension, allowing it to go into flood waters, or on to the beach