News | 04/13/2019 Liebherr meets Lego

Liebherr and Lego have several things in common: Both companies must work on their products with great precision, every single detail must complement each other. What else links these two big names? The passion for technology and the enthusiasm of the fans for the range of products. That’s why Lego can also be found again at this year’s Bauma.

Lego and Liebherr fan “Töby” recreated the new 370 EC-B tower crane with around 19,000 blocks.

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19,000 pieces, 200 working hours, a project lasting 8 months. These are the key data of the work of Tobias Branig, who recreated the new 370 EC-B Fibre tower crane using Lego bricks. The model at a scale of 1:13 is now on show at Bauma in Munich and impresses young and old alike. Tobias also visited Liebherr at Bauma and was able to admire his model again in real life: “It’s fun when you see your many months of hard work and realise that the model also fascinates others”, says the hobby craftsman who hails from near Hamburg.

But it is not only the Liebherr tower cranes that impress Lego fans: From 1 August 2019, the R 9800 mining excavator is available in the Lego Shop to recreate with over 4,000 pieces. In the original the gigantic crawler excavator is 16.2 metres high and has a bucket capacity of 42 m³ - this equates to roughly 400 bath tubs! An initial exhibit of the Liebherr excavator as a Lego model is currently on show at Bauma and is attracting many visitors: “We are certain that we can impress not only Lego fans, but also many fans from our industry”, says Gregory Schuh, Marketing Manager at Liebherr-Mining Equipment.