My partner asked the little boys if they didn't mind him having a play and adapting it, and with the addition of some wheels, Technic LEGO and a few other bits and pieces, he's transformed this...
Into this....the LEGO City Arctic Artic...
The major change is the trailer. Able to carry the quad bike as well as the mobile laboratory, and with all the necessary chains and spare wheels, plus the large swan neck and 5th wheel behind the cab, it's fully able to turn and corner, and the ramps do actually lower to allow the cargo on the back.
The truck has a control panel for the crane, an additional lighting rig and extra storage drawers. It's lengthened at the back to hold the fifth wheel attachment for the trailer and an extra axle and pair of wheels.
The trailer is made using mainly Technic LEGO and smaller wheels with mud and snow tyres. For imagination and play value this means the Arctic Outpost could start it's journey anywhere and dump the large trailer once the conditions become impassable.
As the mobile laboratory is no longer the trailer itself, more of a passenger, it's chained to the flatbed, as is the quad bike.
I'm impressed, I think it looks great and it's really opened our younger children's eyes as to what you can do given an already interesting LEGO set and a box of bits.
Based on the LEGO City Arctic Outpost set 60035