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5580 Model Team Highway Rig from 1990 with new standard coupling

Model picture

Building instructions

Parts list

Difficulty: Easy.

Number of elements: 714.



Created July 1, 1986.

Last updated May 25, 2011.




Type of steering geometry: Linear.



This model has 2 opening doors



This model has an opening hood revealing a detailed engine.

Created by LEGO. Modifications by Lasse Deleuran.

View instructions on BrickHub.org

Go to the Brickshelf folder with this model.

Go to the Rebrickable page for this model.

Click to download .mpd file to be opened with LDraw tools such as MLCad and LDView.

About this model

The original Model Team truck Highway Rig was released in 1986 (some markets in 1990). It started the era of 12 stud wide Model Team trucks and was followed 5590 Whirl and Wheel Super Truck in 1990, and Mach II Red Bird Rig in 1994. The theme contains several other models and the 12 wide trucks were replaced by even larger and detailed trucks. See a complete list on Brickset.

The model on this site is an updated version of the classic model. Several parts have been replaced by modern equivalents. The steering knob has been moved to the roof of the truck and the coupling is of a type which follows our standard and works together with all the trailers of this site.

How to build your own model

You can build your own copy once you have all the parts in the parts list.

This model is on and you can use their features to find out which parts you don't already have, as well as where to purchase them.

To see where to purchase all the parts, simply go to the rebrickable page for this model and use the functionality for either creating a wish list on BrickOwl, on BrickLink, or use the "Multi-Buy" feature which is able to search in both BrickOwl, BrickLink and independent stores.

If you already have LEGO sets and spare parts, then you can get an overview of the parts you need by creating an account on rebrickable and type in all the sets and spare parts you have available. Once you have done this you shoud go to the rebrickable page for this model and click the button. This will lead you to a page where you can see the additional parts you need. From here you can press the button to see where to purchase these parts.

Building instructions for this LEGO model

The building instructions are made by building the LEGO models in MLCad. They are generated in your browser using buildinginstructions.js.


If you have any corrections or suggestions, please e-mail Lasse Deleuran at lassedeleuran@gmail.com.

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