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Liebherr L1-24 Fast-erecting Crane

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2031
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2017

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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 21
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 74%


Liebherr L1-24 Fast-erecting Crane Video.   [Youku Video]
Liebherr branded box.
Unfolding more.
Warning light on the body.  The whole is for the key that operates the winch.
Lattice jib is good.
Short configuration.
Represents the real crane well.

The Liebherr L1-24 is the first of a compact series of self-erecting cranes, and it first appeared at the Bauma exhibition in 2016.

The crane has a maximum capacity of 2.5 tonnes, and a maximum reach of 25 or 27m. 

The model is configured in the 27m version and with concrete ballast.


The model comes in a high quality Liebherr branded box with the parts bedded in black foam rubber.

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information about the real crane.  There is an instruction sheet for the model which is entirely pictorial.


The base is simple with four outrigger beams each having a screwed post with a plastic pad. 

The bottom of the crane has nicely shaped equipment cabinets with sharp Liebherr graphics.  The ballast is modelled as grey concrete blocks which are in two solid pieces rather than separate slabs as on the real crane.  The ladder rungs are formed within the solid casting rather than as separate parts, but a nice detail is that the Liebherr name is embossed in the castings.

The mast is metal and is in two pieces which are hinged together.  They reflect the simplicity of the real crane.

The back tie consists of metal and plastic elements with a nice single steel coloured rope, rather than the twin ropes of the real crane.

The lattice jib is metal and in three sections.  The casting is hollow underneath.  It is straight when unfolded and is supported by a soft plastic tie.  Plastic Liebherr sign boards are attached.

The trolley is plastic with tiny metal pulleys, and the hook is metal.  The pulley at the mast top is also metal.

A Liebherr flag is included and can be hung from the hook.


The model can be displayed in folded mode with or without the ballast detached.  No transport axles are included.

The outriggers rotate out from the transport position and there is simple locking in an operating position.  The pads can be screwed down.

The erection mode replicates that of the real crane and it works well.

It rotates smoothly.

The jib can be set at three different extensions.

The trolley can be positioned anywhere along the jib by hand.

The winch can be operated by a key which works through a hole in the bodywork.  The hook is just able to lower under its own weight.


This is a well engineered model with metal for the mast and jib, and a few plastic parts elsewhere.

The paintwork is fine and the graphics are sharp.


It is reasonable value.


This is a simple model reflecting the simplicity of the real crane.  It would have been nice if it had included transport axles to give additional display options.  When erected it is quite a large model, and reasonably stable.


The model was introduced in June 2017.
Nice presentation box, and instruction sheet.
Ready for work.
Relatively small crane.
Liebherr name just visible in the ballast.
Folds nicely, but no transport axles.