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!
image credit: Dawid Szmandra
The maximum height of this towering crane is 24 feet (7.5m)!According to Dawid, it’s made of 99.9% LEGO elements, with the only exceptions being the printed pulley wheels, stickers and strings.
And lest you think it’s all for show, this crane has some serious lifting capacity.But most impressive is the fact that it can actually lift and move furniture around.
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).