Big Bucket

Lego Technic Cat Excavator

This enormous Caterpillar 7495 HF bucket excavator was uncovered by a group of very excitable Elves on Flickr (a few weeks ago actually, when it wasn’t quite finished, so this is an updated post). It’s the work of LEGO-building genius Konajra, a man who’s featured here on TLCB a few times in the past with his incredible ships and Town scenes, and he’s now added technical-brilliance to his already expansive building skill-set.

Contained inside the Caterpillar’s wonderfully realistic body is an extensive range of Power Functions components which are used to control all the major aspects of the excavator’s movements. The Elves thought this functionality was great fun (at least the ones at the controls did), but with several of their colleagues smushed into the office carpet and others deposited on high shelves from which they had no hope of descending, the controls were swiftly taken away and returned to Konajra.

You can see more details of the Caterpillar, including an insightful ‘naked chassis’ shot by clicking the link to Flickr above.

Lego Cat Bucket Excavator

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11 thoughts on “Big Bucket

  1. Konajra says:

    Thanks for blogging this but it is far from finished, I still need to add the operators cabin, the bucket door, airfilters and the contraweight. Add all the railings etc.

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  2. Post updated. It looks even more impressive finished!

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  3. […] The we had to get out the airhorn and blast away his co-workers as they tried to pile on top to smush him even further into the […]

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  4. […] it’s even small enough for us to let the Elves have a go without fear of one of them getting smushed. Jorgeopesi is the builder and you can see the full gallery of his creation by clicking […]

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  5. […] it’s even small enough for us to let the Elves have a go without fear of one of them getting smushed. Jorgeopesi is the builder and you can see the full gallery of his creation by clicking […]

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  6. Jule Alain says:

    Check out this website to browse other cool products: http://www.directindustry.com/industrial-manufacturer/excavator-75901.html

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  7. […] evolution of Arjan’s original model that appeared here in 2014 there’s more to see of this brick-built masterpiece at his Caterpillar 7495 HF photo album […]

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