• Technic fork-lift trucks

    Compiled by Huw. Updated 09 December 2013. Contains 9 sets.
    A list of Technic fork lift trucks from 1977 to date.

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850: Fork-Lift Truck

5 reviews
Pieces
210
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Related sets
European version of 950-1
Bricklist notes
One of the first Technic sets released, in 1977, and also the first Technic set I had as a kid aged 16. It introduced a handful of new parts which were used with regular System bricks to create sophisticated mechanisms, in this case steering and the rack-and-pinion fork-lift.

The set was released a year later in the USA with set number 950.
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1110 own this set, 169 want it

8843: Fork-Lift Truck

3 reviews
Pieces
269
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
Eight years after the first fork-lift, this one was released in 1985 and featured pneumatics, which were new that year. The fork-lift mechanism was operated by a large pneumatic cylinder, which was larger than those used today which had only one air inlet to 'suck' and 'blow'. Consequently it didn't work too well.
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703 own this set, 174 want it

8872: Forklift Transporter

3 reviews
Pieces
763
RRP
$82
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
The fork lift in this set used much the same mechanism as that in 8835 but had a longer wheelbase. The transporter truck looks very crude to today's standards but when released this was one of my favourite sets.
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538 own this set, 300 want it

8248: Forklift

1 review
Pieces
231
Minifigs
1
RRP
$33
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Re-released as 8463-1
Bricklist notes
By 1998 studless angled beams were in common use in Technic sets and this uses them to good effect. Once again a new means of raising and lowering the fork is used on this set.

This was re-released as 8463 in 2001.
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397 own this set, 163 want it