A small model with monster elements
This year’s 42031 Cherry Picker is one of our favorite little monster models. Designer Olav Krøigaard brings it to the blog for show and tell.
It’s so detailed! How do you get this much detail into a model this size?
We have Technic elements in all sizes. This way we can create realistic functions and details in all model sizes, big and small. The Cherry Picker is built with 155 elements! And don’t judge it by its size – it has a working boom and basket with room for a busy worker. You can raise, lower and turn the boom and basket, too. The truck has four warning lights and sturdy wheels, two seats in the cabin – it’s all just like a classic, real life cherry picker.
What’s it like to build and play with?
It’s a perfect model if you want to get to know Technic but are not sure how to get started. Just as with the big models, you complete one section at a time: the chassis, the truck bed, the boom and basket and the cabin. Don’t quote me on that order – but you get the picture. Then you put the sections together, and we have tried to make those steps as easy as possible.