Forever A Child: Find Out How Lego Turn A Real World Vehicle Into A Miniature Toy Version

Chances are, if you were a bit of a nerdy kid you got into Lego Technic. Chances are you're probably still into it as an adult. One of the best things there has always been about Lego was to use your imagination to it's limits as you tried to create mini replicas of your favorite cars, trucks, diggers, trains, planes, and well, pretty much anything that floated your boat as a kid, even if the end result looked nothing like the original.

Things have come a long way since those days with an amazing approach to detail, workings and reconstruction of the real thing and you'll find out in this video just how much workthat goes behind the design of a Lego Technic 42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader, it's very appealing.

To create the toy version of this real world piece of construction equipment the design team went to meticulously-detailed lengths.

The result is a complex, remote-controlled model which replicates all the features of the actual L350F, the largest of Volvo's wheel loaders.

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The films shows how the team shrunk the giant vehicle to create the miniature version, which has 1,600 pieces and can lift more than 1kg in its bucket and drive over hardcore terrain.

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"We tried to make it as realistic as possible, so it drives, steers and lifts the load just like the real thing,” says design manager Jeppe Juul Jensen . “You can also remove the oil filters, the radiator-door swings out, pistons move and the engine is painted green, just like in the real thing.”

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The meticulously detailed and fully remote control Volvo model LEGO 42030 is available from LEGO Shop and all participating retailers.