This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It’s time to update that Wonders of the World list to include this impossibly-perfect Lego creation by Dawid Szmandra. It’s a 1:23.5 scale version of the Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane that’s fully drivable and fully functional thanks to 11 Lego motors hidden away inside.

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

The crane’s outrigger support legs unfold by themselves, its arm raises, extends, and turns by itself, and it seems like every last motorised function can be operated from afar with a wireless remote control. Even watching this model drive is amazing, since it requires more than half of the wheels to turn in unison given it’s so incredibly long. You can keep your Netflix and Sky Sports, I’m happy to just watch this video of the miniature Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 in action all day long instead.

There’s no official piece count, but this model must weigh a ton. It probably needs a slightly larger crane just to lift it off the floor. And while it would be awesome to see this creation posted to Lego Ideas, a set like this would easily cost well north of £700 if it ever hit toy store shelves—and be worth every penny. [Flickr - Dawid Szmandra via The Lego Car Blog]

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece

This Working 18-Wheel Lego Mobile Crane Is a Straight-Up Masterpiece


This article originally appeared on Leg Godt, a Gizmodo blog on the wonder of bricks, bricks and more bricks