Model News

25 April 2008

This Liebherr LR 11200 crawler crane, built entirely of Lego, was made in Japan by a model maker known only as Sakiki.

The crane, which has a maximum height of 2.4 m and weighs 11 kg, is fitted with Lego electric motors for the crawler and winch drives, which enable movement and provide a lifting capacity of 3 kg.

Not only has Sakiki built the crane, he has also assembled it the way it would be on site with the aid of model mobile cranes and a team of Lego riggers (after it was delivered on a fleet of Lego trucks and trailers).

Not only has Sakiki built the crane, he has also assembled it the way it would be on site with the aid of model mobile cranes and a team of Lego riggers (after it was delivered on a fleet of Lego trucks and trailers).

In the thorough recreation of the crane assembly, details such as a lightning rod and warning lights were added. The final touch is the use of a six-pack as counterweight. With these on board the crane was ready to carry out its first job: dismantling a Christmas tree.

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