Honey, I shrunk the wheel loader

MOST construction and mining workers love their big toys, be it a 400 tonne truck or a large construction wheel loader. So what happens when Lego decides to make a toy version of one of those toys?
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Lego Technic design manager Jeppe Juul Jensen with one of the engine parts for the Volvo L350F lego model.

Staff Reporter

The Danish toy company turned to Swedish original equipment manufacturer Volvo for assistance and created a model of its Volvo L350F wheel loader.

The Lego version can lift more than 1kg in its bucket and drive challenging terrain.

With 1600 individual pieces and the largest individual element ever created for the brand, the Lego version of the L350 wheel loader is also remote controlled.

Lego has also posted a film that follows Lego Technic design manager Jeppe Juul Jensen and head of marketing Niels Henrik Horsted as they conduct hands-on research, visiting the Volvo factor and a construction site and operating the real L350F themselves.

“We tried to make it as realistic as possible, so it drives, steers and lifts the load just like the real thing,” Jensen said.

“You can also remove the oil filters, the radiator door swings out, pistons move and the engine is painted green, just like the real thing.”

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