Going up!

Large Lego crane

When I first saw this crane in the LUGnet news I, of course, immediately thought "what's Meccano doing on a Lego site?"

But this is, in fact, a Lego construction, built out of the studless beams that're now normal for all Lego Technic. It's got a long way to go before it can challenge the biggest cranes built with old-style studded beams, but it's an imposing creation nonetheless. (Note the Linear-Actuator-driven counterweight mechanism!)

Crane holding excavator detail

It is, of course, entirely traditional for a bigger toy to humiliate a smaller one.

Big R/C car dominates small R/C cars

I've been doing that for years.

4 Responses to “Going up!”

  1. Erik T Says:

    And it includes the only non-motorized metal Lego piece I know of! I forgot I had one of those laying around somewhere...

  2. evilspoons Says:

    I find it entirely bizarre how there are two people named "Erik T" that visit this site regularly. I keep looking at your posts and trying to remember how I commented on an article before I read it... then I realize I use the name "evilspoons".

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Says:

    I remember that RC truck of yours, Dan. It's still hella cool.

  4. Erik T Says:

    Well I hope I got here first, otherwise I'd feel bad for shamelessly appropriating it...

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