LEGO Technic 42186 John Deere 9700 Forage Harvester has only been on sale a few weeks, yet previous bloggee M_longer of Eurobricks has already built it, un-built it, built something else, and created building instructions.

His ‘something else’ is this, a rather excellent forklift truck, constructed from around 500 pieces (90%) of the 42186 set.

Featuring rear-wheel-steering, a fork tilt mechanism, and – with no linear actuators available – fork elevation via a clever scissor-lift, M_longer’s forklift packs in as many working functions as the set upon which its based.

There’s much more to see, including a link to building instructions, at the Eurobricks forum, and you can fork off over there via the link above.