3000toys Item Detail Page

099096 - Wiking Model Louis Lucien Lepoix 5 Piece Commerative Set
alternate view v1_alternate view v2_alternate view v3_alternate view v4_alternate view v5_alternate view v6_
Price $79.99
Add to order
In Stock

Wiking (#099096) 1/87 (HO) Scale
New Item
Louis Lucien Lepoix 5-Piece Commerative Set

Includes the following models:
• Henschel HS 14/16 Tractor
• Magirus 235 D Tractor
• Mercedes-Benz Car Transporter
• Schlüter Super 1250 VL Farm Tractor
• Kreidler Florett Moped

Since 1962 Louis Lucien Lepoix gave all Schlüter tractors their powerful appearance. The French engineer and designer Lepoix (1918-1998) is considered one of the most productive industrial designers ever; in 1947 he started drawing his first vehicles in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance under the name of Esthétique Technique or Technisch Künstlerische Beratung.

In 1952 Lepoix chose Baden-Baden for his residence and work location. From this time on his design studio, Form Technic International (FTI Design) worked with the most famous automakers of that decade. In retrospect, the fact that so many brands originated from the same pen shows how little the commercial vehicle industry relied on its own designers' creativity.

It is in this regard that Lepoix was so influential, particularly in truck design for the era of cubic cabs. It's hard to believe that he also created the legendary Kienzle parking meter and the Bic cigarette lighter, both instantly recognisable.

Today the Schlüter bonnet in Art Déco style is considered to be a consummate design icon, an agricultural dream as it were, with more than a few aficionados maintaining that it should be numbered among the masterpieces of German industrial design.

Caution: Adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.


WIKING logo Made By: WIKING
Item Number: 099096
Scale: 1/87
First arrived: 1/29/2020
Added to catalog: 12/18/2019
Recommended Age: 14 and up


Similar Items
WIKING - 009546 - THW - Lehmar MZB

WIKING - 009546 - 1/87 'HO Scale
$18.99
THW - Lehmar MZB 72 Multi-Purpose Boat - plastic
CMW - 20228 - Coca-Cola - 1950s E

CMW - 20228 - 1/87 'HO Scale
$7.99 MSRP $9.95
Coca-Cola - 1950's Era Vending Machine in Red 4-Pack - Mini Details HO Scale... [more]
WIKING - 064503 - Magirus Dump Truck

WIKING - 064503 - 1/87 'HO Scale
$15.99 was 19.99
Magirus Dump Truck in Water Blue - high quality plastic
WIKING - 009502 - Trailer Mounted

WIKING - 009502 - 1/87 'HO Scale
$11.99
Trailer Mounted Motor Boat in Creme and Pastel Turquoise - High Quality... [more]
DIECAST MASTERS - 85209 - Caterpillar D9T

DIECAST MASTERS - 85209 - 1/87 'HO Scale
$30.99 MSRP $34.99
Caterpillar D9T Track-Type Tractor - High Line Series - detailed cab interior,... [more]