Fully Functioning 1:24 scale LEGO Crane is over 24 ft tall and can lift a chair [Video]

The actual Liebherr LR11000 first went into operation on July 7, 2014. A mere 1,269 days later, Dawid Szmandra brings us a fully functioning LEGO build that’s not just ANY model, but one that’s at an astounding scale of 1:24, weighing in at 27 kg, uses 4 EV3 bricks, 9 motors, 7 light sensors and 1 touch sensor! The maximum height of this towering crane is 24 feet (7.5m)!

LEGO Liebherr LR 11000

And lest you think it’s all for show, this crane has some serious lifting capacity.

LEGO Liebherr LR 11000

According to Dawid, it’s made of 99.9% LEGO elements, with the only exceptions being the printed pulley wheels, stickers and strings. Even the turntable in the base (aka slewing ring) is made of 100% LEGO with minifigure heads used as bearings. And before anyone asks, no, David hasn’t created instructions for it (and you wouldn’t like the cost of parts even if he had).

LEGO Liebherr LR 11000

LEGO Liebherr LR 11000

To even fathom the scale this crane has, take a look at the detail of the hook piece. Even on its own, it’s astounding!

LEGO Liebherr LR 11000

If you’re still not impressed, have a look at this to see it lifting a chair and transporting it just like an actual Liebherr Crane would.

 

 

5 comments on “Fully Functioning 1:24 scale LEGO Crane is over 24 ft tall and can lift a chair [Video]

  1. John Paul Childers

    Amazing. Coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I am an operator and kid at heart. Made my day. Sooo cool. Yay

  2. Elspeth De Montes

    Hi Frank, this is a fan built model so it is not available in the shops. The only way to ask about instructions or buying such a model is to contact the builder (you can click on his emboldened name in the post and then send a Flickrmail).

  3. Elspeth De Montes

    Hi Erkin, this is a fan built model so it is not available in the shops. The only way to ask about instructions or buying such a model is to contact the builder (you can click on his emboldened name in the post and then send a Flickrmail).

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