How to pack a...LEGO scale model of a HITACHI EX2000 excavator?

Tom from www.legoschaalmodellen.be was assigned by Hitachi Construction Middle East Corporation to build a LEGO scale model of their HITACHI EX2000 excavator.

He worked about 140 hours on this beauty: 1/20 scale - about 17,000 parts - not glued (only in a few crucial places) - and mobile.

A one-of-a-kind piece. That had to be transported by air freight to its destination.

Packing a LEGO scale model of the HITACHI EX2000

Tom contacted DEUFOL, where - in addition to expertise in packing industrial goods - we also have experience and expertise in packing art, antiques, vintage furniture pieces, vintage cars and all kinds of other unique and valuable pieces.

We packed the LEGO scale model of the HITACHI EX2000 for export by air freight, as follows:


The LEGO scale model was secured in a wooden frame on a wooden floor.


Self-adhesive shock-absorbing material was applied to the sides and bottom to protect the product from scratches and shocks.

Packing LEGO scale model of the HITACHI EX2000 for airfreight

Where necessary, the LEGO scale model was supported or secured with wooden beams on which shock-absorbing material was consistently added.

Securing and supporting a LEGO scale model in an export box

Securing and supporting a LEGO scale model in a transport packaging

Securing and supporting a LEGO scale model in a crate for airfreight transportation


The export box - made to size - consists of walls of plywood 9 mm thick, with a full wooden floor and inner reinforcements. Fully ISPM 15 compliant.


The box is assembled with screws so that it can be easily and safely opened at destination (or for customs inspection).

Securing and supporting a LEGO scale model in an ISPM 15 export box



The wooden box is easy to transport by forklift, and sufficiently sturdy to be stacked.


The wooden box has clear markings on the outside. To show that it is ISPM 15 compliant, and to indicate how it should be handled.

DEUFOL wooden ISPM 15 export crate for airfreight

Do you need to transport a valuable item? Make sure it is packed properly and arrives at its destination undamaged. Have it packed by a packaging company like DEUFOL.

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How to pack a...LEGO scale model of a HITACHI EX2000 excavator?

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