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This week’s LEGO Ideas feature is a greatly detailed model of a tugboat, created by LeastPricklySieve.

The designer created a nice backstory for his submission:

Tugger 3 is a harbor tugboat bought by Bob about 35 years ago to start BTS: Bob’s Towing Service – To wherever you like. All these years Tugger 3 has never failed Bob. They towed everything from carbage barges to brand-new superyachts and everything in between.

– LeastPricklySieve

Because of all the details, the model contains close to 2,900 pieces. The hull is brick built instead of using big hull pieces. There’s loads of other details making this a very realistic tugboat. Because of the backstory there are also a few sidebuilds showing the boat undergoing refurbishment.

Beneath the deck the tugger is fitted with an engine room, kitchen and living area. These areas also contain great detail. I can only encourage you to visit the LEGO Ideas page and have a closer look at all the pictures of the model and read a bit more about Bob and his boat.

If this would indead become a set it would fit really nice with other LEGO Ideas sets like the Old Fishing Store and the currently available lighthouse.


We would like to wish LeastPricklySieve the best of luck in gaining the required 10k support. If you like the look of this idea and would like to give your support, please use the links below. Registration is free to LEGO Ideas and only takes a minute, so head over there now and do your part!

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A couple of updates for this idea have been posted, most importantly of which is the brick-build version. The images above show the render, but since gathering the parts and building it for real, LeastPricklySieve has actually made their design. Take a look below at the brick-built version in all its glory.

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AFOL from The Netherlands, member of Lowlug, habitat builder, PAB addict

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