More bad news for rumoured LEGO Technic 42146 Liebherr LR 13000

Bad news, fans of all things large and LEGO Technic: 42146 Liebherr LR 13000 is now said to be even more expensive than previously anticipated.

Originally rumoured to come in at €449.99 in Europe – with a tentative release date of January 2023 – Brick Clicker pushed 42146 Liebherr LR 13000’s price tag up to a staggering $680 in the US earlier this year. The same source now reports that the flagship set will actually come in at $700 when it launches on August 1, representing a more than 50% price increase since those initial rumours.

Thought to include just 2,882 pieces, 42146 Liebherr LR 13000 will apparently be anchored around the CONTROL+ platform (perhaps explaining some of that disparity between the number of pieces and its price tag). The crawler crane is said to be capable of lifting around 500g in weight, which will likely require a pretty hefty counterbalance – so while it might not be a piece-heavy build, it might be a literally heavy build instead.

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The Liebherr is also likely to take up a decent amount of space in your LEGO room, as Brick Clicker claims it will tower up to 99cm in height. Altogether, that should make it a pretty impressive recreation of the world’s most powerful conventional crawler crane – even if it does end up being a very expensive one. (In fact, at $700, 42146 Liebherr LR 13000 would be the most expensive LEGO Technic set ever, by a whopping margin of $300.)

Any and all details surrounding 42146 Liebherr LR 13000 are still just rumours at this point, so take them lightly until we get official confirmation from the LEGO Group. But given a handful of August 2023 sets have already been revealed, we surely can’t be too far away from an announcement if it is real…

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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