Mini Forklift Truck

The smallest forklift that I have built, features drive, steering, lifted and tilted fork. Including pro-building instructions.

The aim was to built the smallest forklift features all functions. A XL motor drives the front wheels with a 8/24 and 20t on differential. The use of new frame enable to have a strong building, without creaking sounds. The steering is operated by a M-motor, with a worm gear and clutch. I have chosen the single steering wheel in order to have a very small construction. Therefore, the frame measures 12cmx17cm. The tilting of the fork is operated by a M-motor with worm gear and a clutch. The fork is build on a variation of the fork of the 8416 set. Mine raises the fork at 24cm. I have tried to keep in mind to have a good design with yellow panels and I think I succeed, the forklift truck is small and very playable.

Building Instructions

About the building instructions, I have drawn the forklift on SR3D builder, then I created the instructions with mlcad and Lpub4.0, the renderer is Ldglite. The result is a success, make building instructions become easier with SR3D and Lpub4.0, what encourage me to make more building instructions (as you can notice).

As I said I have made pro building instructions. As usual, you can buy it for 5€ and then download the instruction immediately.

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Mini Forklift Truck
5,00  -Excl. Tax
The smallest remote controlled forklift that I have built in LEGO Technic, features drive, steering, lifted and tilted fork.

After your payment, you will be redirected to a page for downloading your instructions, and will receive also the link to download by email. Please check the spam box and be patient to receive it. If you have trouble to download your copy of the PDF after payment or open the document, do not make a paypal dispute, please contact me using the contact form. The link to download the instructions expires within 24h. Contact me if you have lost your instructions. Note that you can print it, but not copy or distribute. Thank you for supporting my work 🙂

Here is some preview of the building instructions :

Note that you have to attach two string on each side of the fork-arm. One extremity to the fork (on each side), other extremity on the base of the arm, by passing in the two pulley.

Designed in 2010


(24) Comments


    Peux t’on remplacer le recepteur par une Sbrique et si oui ou peux t’on la trouver au meilleur prix ?

    If you can’t attach the battery box, get Minizip go to and search mini zip then buy it after it arrived at your house get a rubber band and a 9v battery then place it around the ir receiver

    Hello Christian,
    Could you explain or send me a picture, about how you attached the rope that lifts the fork?

    Great job, I think I´m going to try to build, would be possible to get the missing manual leaves, sorry for my english

    Hello, I’m doing a project at school and I wanted to know if I can do only the forklift part with a Lego NXT Mindstorm kit (I’m not really familiar with it yet). I wanted to add it to another robot for a project.
    Thank you!

    What do you mean by scale ? Dimensions of real scale because it isn’t based on a real product so I can’t calculate presicely a scale.

    admin you can repair the parts lists ?
    some pieces are missing 🙂
    thanks and follow with the good job 🙂

    Yes, it works really well. Today I will deconstruct the forklift. 🙁 I will shot a detail photo of the modified gear section.

    Hey Nico,

    yesterday I rebuild of your forklift. It`s working really fine. I changed the differential section, because I have only bigger differentials than you. In which pack is this small one included?

    kind regards


    Hello Christian, as you can see on the inventory at en end of this article, the parts are very mixed so I propose you to download the PDF file of inventory and to check all part with your parts. Regards.

    Hello Nicolas,

    What set do I need to have to build this forklift?



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