Keep on truckin’
When I was visiting my mother in Cape Town a few years ago we came across some guys selling toy versions of a whole selection of heavy construction equipment. South African kids have played with toy cars made out of old soda cans for a long time, and this builds on that tradition and takes it so much further! There were steam rollers and cranes all made from assorted bits and pieces of old wires and cans and other ‘junk’. Maybe its because I’m an architect and really enjoy spending time on construction sites, but I just could not resist this earth mover. I decided that lugging a 3′ long metal toy on the airplane was totally going to be fine! And once I got home my only regret was that I didn’t also bring the cement mixer: I’m going back for it some day I swear.