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Enormous Erection

Lego Liebherr LTM 1750 9.1 Northwest Crane

Huib van der Hart, aka LiftingBricks, likes to go big. So big in fact that LEGO don’t make wheels tough enough. His latest creation is this truly enormous Liebherr LTM 1750 9-axle crane and, apart from those wheels, it’s all LEGO. Six Power Functions XL motors power the drive, with another six Servos controlling the nine steering axles.

There’s more to come too, as currently the top half is a static display piece, but soon a further suite of Power Functions motors will bring life to the crane itself. You can see more of this remarkable creation, complete with sponsorship by Kanye West’s daughter*, on Flickr via the link above, and look out for the next stage of this build later in the year.

Lego Big Erection

*Not really

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Pipe Dream – Picture Special

Lego Liebherr Pipe-Layer RC

The Lego Car Blog Elves like laying little pipes, but if they’re not laid in their cage room there is serious trouble. A few members of TLCB staff walk around the office bare-foot and there has been much anger directed at our Eleven workforce in the past for corridor mishaps.

Anyway, now that we’ve got mythical poo out the way we can move on to this – Makorol‘s brilliant Liebherr RL 64 pipe-layer. Both beautifully detailed and expertly engineered, Makorol’s creation not only looks superb but it functions near-perfectly too.

LEGO Liebherr RL 64 Pipelayer

A suite of LEGO’s versatile Power Functions motors power the Liebherr’s drive, steering, winches, boom and counterweight movement, all controlled remotely via two IR receivers mounted within the body.

Lego Technic Liebherr Crane Remote Control

A full gallery of high-quality images is available to view at Makorol’s Flickr photostream via the  link above, plus you can see the Liebherr pipe-layer in action in the excellent video below, which is complete with creator commentary.

Lego Remote Control Crane

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Limitless Lego Liebherr

Lego Liebherr LTC 1045 3.1

This TLCB staffer walked into the office today to be met by the forlorn stare of an Elf sitting alone on a shelf 6ft off the ground. Hmm.

A quick trip around TLCB Towers revealed more lonely Elves perched upon various items of tall furniture. Something fishy was clearly going on.

A delightedly evil cackle floating down the corridor provided a clue, and after a weary trudge across the building the cause was determined; A jubilant Elf had discovered this incredible machine – a fully working 1:13 scale Lego replica of Liebherr’s LTC 1045 mobile crane, complete with twelve Power Functions motors – and had set about on a mission to strand as many of its colleagues as it could in various precarious places around the office.

Lego Liebherr Crane

In fairness to the little delinquent it had done a very thorough job, no doubt helped by the amazingness of the creation under its control.

LimitlessBricks is the builder, and his model Liebherr LTC is simply astonishing. With all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering, all-wheel fully adjustable active suspension, lockable axles, working outriggers, rotating and extending three-section boom complete with a raising and tilting cabin, and some brilliant (and enormous) brick-built wheels, it’s one of the most technologically advanced creations that this site has ever featured.

The only way to really appreciate LimitlessBricks’ build is to see it in action (which unfortunately for our Elven workforce, meant being marooned alone on the top of a bookshelf). Luckily you can experience the Liebherr from the comfort of your chair via the video below, and you can see more photos and full details by visiting LimitlessBrick’s Flickr photostream via the link above.

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Liebherr Loader

Lego Liebherr Loader

This gloriously smooth and beautifully photographed Liebherr L580 front loader is the work of previous bloggee Marek Marckiewicz (aka M_Longer). There are more images available on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to make the jump.

Lego Liebherr Front Loader

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Massive Erection

Lego Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1

This absolutely enormous Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane was suggested to us via the Feedback page, and it comes from Flickr builder and TLCB newcomer Dawid Szmandra.

Lego RC Crane Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1

Dawid’s stunning replica of the LTM utilises LEGO’s Power Functions system for a wide range of different movements, including drive, steering, boom elevation, extension, rotation, winching, and deployment of the outriggers and stabiliser feet – there are eleven motors in all! It’s a good thing then that the Elves didn’t find this before we did or there would have been much havoc in the office today.

You can see all of the (excellent) images at Dawid’s Flickr photostream via the link above, but to see what his Lego Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 can really do you’ve got to watch the video below – if you think it looks big in the image above you ain’t seen nothing yet!

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Double Diggers

Lego Komatsu WA 600

Our smelly little workforce has a history with remotely controlled construction machinery. It has in the past been used by individual Elves to exact revenge on colleagues, pre-emptively attack colleagues, and smush other colleagues into the carpet for – as the kids would say, ‘lols‘.

Today’s calm was shattered by the arrival of the creation above, a huge remote controlled Komatsu WA 600 wheeled loader by MOCpages’ Jorge Garcia. And then things got much worse.

Another Elf, successful after a day’s MOC hunting, returned with the MOC below, Limitless Bricks‘ (previously Ultimate Design Bricks) remote controlled Liebherr LR 634 tracked loader, and thus a sort of Lego Robot Wars ensued.

Things are mostly back to normal now, and the two creations have been placed in the care of TLCB office – much to the annoyance of the Elves. Still, we wouldn’t dream of using such brilliant machines in a battle to the death. But nevertheless we do have a very busy afternoon of remote controlled ‘evaluation’ planned, so we’ll sign off now…

Lego Liebherr LR 634

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Mr. Blue Sky

Lego Liebherr Crane

This enormous chunk of Blue is the work of TLCB favourite Nick Barrett, and it’s mini-figure scale. Yup, that’s just how big a Liebherr LTM mobile crane is – even in mini-fig form it’s 10 studs wide and very very long. Nick has used the size well, engineering in all the working functions you’d expect to find on a model of a much larger scale, including progressive rate steering, working stabilisers, and of course a fully extending, raising and lowering boom. Nick’s Liebherr crane was suggested to us by a reader, and you can see more on both MOCpages and Flickr.

Lego Liebherr LTM Crane

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Lego Bulldozer

Flickr’s Lego Tobi bulldozes his way onto The Lego Car Blog with this, er, bulldozer. It’s a Liebherr PR764 and it’s loaded with Power Functions goodies. You can see more via the link above.

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Liebherr Loader Picture Special

Lego Technic Liebherr Loader

It’s a whole new year, and we’re going to kick it off with a properly excellent creation. Technic genius, published author, and friend of TLCB, Sariel is back with another incredible working model.

Sariel’s Liebherr L538 Front Loader may look like a Model Team creation, such is its detail, but we’ve categorised it as Technic. That’s because underneath the remarkably realistic exterior there’s a huge list of working functions, including all-wheel-drive, articulated steering, working lights, remotely operated pneumatics…

Lego Technic Remote Control Front Loader

It’s probably best if we let Sariel himself explain what this loader can do – take a look at the video below to see it in action.

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There’s lots more to see on both MOCpages and Brickshelf, plus you can read our interview with Sariel for our ‘How to Become a Pro’ series by clicking here, and you can read our review of his superb new Lego book ‘Incredible Lego Technic’ by clicking here.

Lego Liebherr Loader Sariel RC

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Tiny Trio

Small Lego Cars

Our Elves tend to favour big creations, with which they can run down their colleagues and smush them into the carpet. But here in TLCB office we like small creations too, showing what skill and clever parts usage can achieve over big budgets and unlimited bricks. Here are three of the best uploaded to the interweb this week. From left to right;

  1. keko007‘s Town-scale Scania/Liebherr crane, featuring working outriggers and boom and suggested to us by a reader. See it in action on Brickshelf.
  2. Karf Oohlu‘s ‘Lil Hot Rod’. Unusual Lego pieces used in unusual ways results in one of the most original creations on the ‘net. See how he’s done it on Flickr.
  3. Angka Utama‘s ‘Targa’, a masterclass in 6-wide vehicle design. You can see more of Angka’s latest work on either Flickr or MOCpages.

All are proof you don’t need access to a Legoland-sized pile of pieces to build something great. If you’ve found a small creation that you think should appear here you can let us know – just drop us a comment at the Feedback page.

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A Mammoth MOC

Lego DAF XF Mammoet

This enormous DAF XF truck with six-axle Noteboom trailer is the work of previous bloggee Nako Klein Paste aka nkle on Flickr. The build features an opening and tilting cab, steering axles and a realistic load of Liebherr mobile crane counter-weights. See all the photos at nkle’s photostream via the link above.

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Big Dig

Lego Liebherr ExcavatorAnother day, another Elf returns to The Lego Car Blog office clutching its find. One meal token and a yellow Smartie later and we can bring you this incredible working Liebherr A928 excavator by Flickr’s Tobias. It’s fully Power Functions controlled and features probably the most complicated pneumatics system we’ve ever seen. Check it out at Tobias’ Flickr page via the link above, and to read TLCB’s reviews of LEGO’s own excavator sets, click the ‘Reviews’ tab in the main menu.

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Liebherr LTM

Lego Mobile CraneLEGO’s Technic mobile cranes have always been firm favourites with builders (read TLCB’s reviews of the official sets here), but are less common as MOCs. When done well though, crane MOCs can be more than a match for LEGO’s own efforts. Today’s comes from TLCB veteran mbmc137 on Brickshelf. His Liebherr LTM 1090 features a huge array of remote control functions including drive, steering, boom raising/lowering, rotation and extension, winch and outriggers. Even LEGO’s own sets don’t fit all that in! See more at the link above or join in the discussion on Eurobricks.

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