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Lego Technic and Volvo partner up for new wheel loader

Published on: 30th July 2014

Lego and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised Lego Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader. LegoVolvo300

Available from August 1st, the yellow remote controlled vehicle not only drives, steers and lifts but also loads like its real life high-tech 55 tonne equivalent. It also converts into an articulated A25F Volvo Hauler and has all the features of Volvo’s largest real-life high-tech Wheel Loader.

This model is the result of eight months collaboration between the Lego Technic team and Volvo CE after a joint project, in which Lego Technic elements had been used to create a production line concept demonstrator at Volvo. As a result a friendship struck up between Volvo engineer Johan Sahlström and Lego engineer Anders Gaasedal Christensen and the idea of co-operating on an actual Volvo model was born.

“Like Volvo CE, our reputation has been built on yellow machines – and the Volvo L350F carries on that tradition in style, pushing the boundaries of creativity and functionality even further,” said Niels Henrik Horsted, head of marketing for Lego Technic.

“Volvo CE and the Lego Group together create a perfect match, both culturally and in what we try to achieve in our products.
We are extremely happy with the outcome, both from a functional and design point of view. Lego Technic has captured the profile, expression and power of the machines in an incredible way, as well as including lots of cool features like a heavy lift boom and high dump height,” said Mats Bredborg, Global Director of Brand Management for Volvo Construction Equipment.

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