Hey, guys. Legogod, your suggestion for an alternate handlebar is a good one. Galactic Films, yours is an even better one! I didn't start animating yet, so I am going to try to adopt the piece.
I like the blue parts on the cart. Our local Acme was blue for some time. I think this set is easy to change to yellow, red, green, gray, etc. gray is actually my least favorite color for Lego elements, and there is already a lot of gray in the scene because it's the checkout's color, so I though this would make some contrast as the lady pushes it along.
Togfox, I'm pretty sure a 2x2 transparent plate exists, and if not, two 1x2 pieces, which are more common, would work. That leads to Rioforce's question about the plastic/metal composition. The cart is supposed to be plastic, or at least it is in my mind. Now, I originally wanted something with diagonals in it, like this piece:
But I knew this piece would make the cart too bulky and awkward. So I settled on the 1x2x2 panels like the clear ones. You make a good point, but I want to explain my logic. The reason I chose transparent ones is because they allow one to see the contents inside, just as you can with the diagonal mesh fencing in a real cart. For the longest time, I've been unable to get past trying for realism, and realizing that Lego often times is an iconic representation of realism. I'm trying to force myself to think that way now. So for this reason, I considered function: a cart that lets you see inside, over realism: the diagonal mesh.
You can read a bit more about my thought process here:
Thanks all for your comments and suggestions. And I will fit it with a new handlebar!
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