How to Build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck

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How to Build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck

Key Points

  • The LEGO Icons Pickup Truck is a popular set among LEGO builders ages 18 and over.
  • The set includes over 1,677 pieces and features a vintage farm pickup truck design with various accessories.
  • The set does not come with any minifigs, but it represents the four seasons of the year.
  • The LEGO Pickup Truck is designed for display and is a great choice for fans of vintage 1950s vehicles.

LEGO has a long history of creating exciting vehicles across its storied 90-year history including monster trucks, fire trucks, and even the beautiful LEGO Pickup Truck.

The October 2021 release of LEGO set 10920, LEGO Icons Pickup Truck has become something of a favorite among LEGO builders ages 18 and over. LEGO even had the foresight to predict the Pickup’s popularity as it released a “making of” video around the same time as the set was released to the public. 

Let’s break down everything you need to know to build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck!

LEGO Icons Pickup Truck Design

If you ever wanted to gain some insight into how the LEGO world works, designer Pierre Normandin talks you through how set 10290 came to life. Specifically, Pierre talks about how the circular shapes and the steering wheel area posed their own set of challenges for his design team. Pierre also highlights how the truck is adorned with the 1950s LEGO logo, a fun level of detail that helps remind you how far back in toy history LEGO goes. 

LEGO’s video does a great job of showing off the pickup truck.

What’s in the Box? 

There are more than 1,677 pieces in the box for the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck. You have the 1950s farm pickup truck design with its vintage style along with a step-side bed, tailgate, removable wooden side railings, and opening doors. 

In addition, you get to create a bit of farm life with things like a watering can, wheelbarrow, vegetables, milk pail, a festive wreath, and a crate full of pumpkins. 

One important note is that the LEGO Pickup Truck is one of the few LEGO sets that does not come with any minifigs. Instead, this LEGO set is designed to be enjoyed as is and while you can add your own minifigs, don’t expect any to fall out of the box. What you can expect is a wonderful LEGO set that helps represent the four seasons of the year in a vintage way only LEGO can deliver. 

Best for Truck Enthusiasts
LEGO Icons Pickup Truck 10290 Building Set for Adults
  • Vintage 1950s model
  • Seasonal display accessories
  • Perfect for creative activity
  • Collector's gift idea
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How to Build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck: Tips and Tricks

As soon as you open the box, you’ll find numbered packages that correlate to different pages in the instruction manual. Thankfully, YouTuber AustrianBrickFan helps walk you through how the 1,677 pieces come to life. 

The video will show you there is only one instruction manual available and it begins with a highlight of the truck itself. LEGO also adds a nice touch to the manual with a quick mention by Pierre about the design of the truck, which is a great way to honor the team’s work. Finally, you can see the video gives you a glimpse of the appendix that highlights every piece included with the set. 

Check out this video for the building process!


For the most part, LEGO set 10290 is a relatively easy build for both the accessories and the truck itself. Where you can get caught up first is the attachment of the included stickers for the license plate, vegetable offerings, and other accessory stickers. Putting stickers on perfectly straight can be a challenge for even the most steady-handed person, which makes this one of the trickiest parts of the overall build. 

Working Pieces

Other tricky areas include working parts like the hood over the engine that lifts up or the working doors. Building these parts requires a little more precision than other aspects so, again, a steady hand needs to be called upon to ensure tight fits all around. 

Who is the LEGO Pickup Truck for? 

Ideally, this is more of a display piece than a toy, though you can absolutely use the LEGO Pickup Truck with any other LEGO set in your collection. More importantly, anyone who is a fan of the vintage 1950s design for vehicles, especially pickup trucks, will love the look and feel of this vehicle. Perhaps best of all, this LEGO set feels like it’s very much out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. 

Similar LEGO Icons Sets

LEGO Land Rover Classic Defender

Great for Fans of Offroading
LEGO Icons Land Rover Classic Defender 90 10317 Model Car
  • For adults and classic car lovers
  • Immersive building project
  • Build the car as a left-hand or right-hand drive vehicle. It comes with the choice of a diesel or a petrol engine, plus 3 different hood options
  • The model features functional steering, opening doors, working suspension, and a hood that opens
  • Customize this model car collectible with off-road accessories including a roll cage, fire extinguisher, jerry cans, toolbox, working winch, mudguards and traction plates
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When it comes to instantly recognizable vehicles, the LEGO Icons Land Rover Classic Defender is right at the top of any list. 

This wonderfully fun set, better known as LEGO number 10317, includes 2,336 pieces so it’s definitely leaning more toward adults. You get all of the authentic details one might expect with such a classic off-road vehicle. A roll cage, toolbox, working winch, mudguards, traction plate, and even a fire extinguisher are all part of this LEGO set experience. 

Where LEGO really shows they think everything through is that you can build the Land Rover to be a left-hand or right-handed vehicle depending on your location in the world. There are even three different hood options depending on your preference. 

When built, the Land Rover is over 6 inches high, 12.5 inches wide, and 6 inches wide. Designed for ages 18 and up, this set is most likely to live permanently on a display shelf beside the Pickup Truck. 

LEGO Porsche 911

Who Doesn't Love a Porsche?
LEGO Icons Porsche 911 10295 Building Set
  • Collectible Turbo Targa
  • 2 in 1 Porsche race car model kit
  • For adults and teens
  • Great gift idea
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Yet another easy-to-recognize vehicle, the famous look of the LEGO Icons Porsche 911 is hard to mistake for any other car on the road. 

Better known as LEGO set number 10295, this Icons set is also designed for LEGO fans 18 and up with more than 1,458 pieces in total. The Porsche 911 Turbo includes its famous spoiler that has adorned Porsche Turbo models for years as well as a removable roof that fits into the hood. Designed to be 13.5 inches long when fully built, this set is actually two models with both a Porsche 911 Turbo and Porsche 911 Targa design. 

To convert from the Turbo to the Targa, remove the spoiler and the roof, adjust the tire rims from black to silver, and you have a whole new car. Regardless of which model you prefer, you have a truly authentic build that is great for both Porsche owners and car fans alike. 

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 

Classic Cars Anyone?
LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 10304
  • Classic car replica model
  • 1969 vintage American muscle car
  • For adults and teens
  • Great gift idea
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One of the best-known American muscle cars ever released, the LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is a look back at a true classic. 

As is the case with many LEGO Icons models, you can style LEGO truck set 10304 and its 1,456 pieces in a few different ways. Are you a convertible coupe type of person? If so, you can certainly act as if this car is going to put the wind in your hair by removing the roof. You can also go for the hardtop coupe and create a racing classic. Speaking of racing, LEGO includes three different racing stripe styles with classic white, subtle gray, and stand-out red. 

Adding to the personalization is your choice of the classic Camaro hideaway front lights, which were very popular back in the day. Other authentic features include a detailed reproduction of the Camaro’s V8 engine, furry dice, two different license plates, and opening side doors, hood, and trunk. 

Wrapping Up

When it comes to reproductions of classic and vintage vehicles, LEGO puts a touch all its own onto these wonderful vehicles. Everything from the authentic details to functioning parts on the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck makes it both a collector’s item and a wonderful display piece. Even though is it designed for show and not play, you will be happy to own a piece of LEGO history.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck?

Ideally, you should be able to build the LEGO Icons Pickup Truck in around an hour or two, depending on how quickly you want to go. 

Is this LEGO set good for all ages or just 18 and above?

As these LEGO sets are more for display than play, they are designed for ages 18 and above. 

Can you find the instructions for this set online if you lose them?

Absolutely! LEGO puts every set’s instructions online in case you don’t have them or prefer a digital version. 

Can you build this set out of order?

For the best results, you really should stick to the manual directions in order to ensure a proper build. 

What happens if you are missing a LEGO piece that is part of this set?

Don’t worry if you end up missing a LEGO piece as a quick note to the company will have a replacement on its way to you in no time. 

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