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"Er/Uh, yeah, I think so!"
— Lofty's Original Catchphrase
Lofty
Lofty
  • Gender: Male
  • Basis: Mobile crane
  • Color: Royal blue
  • Owner: Bob
  • Voiced By:
    • Neil Morrissey (UK; 1998-2012)
    • Sonya Leite (US; 2001-2005)
    • Emma Tate (US; 2005-2009)
    • Jo Wyatt (US; 2010-2012)
    • Steven Kynman (UK; 2015-present)
    • Richard Ian Cox (US; 2015-present)
    • Francisco Colmenero (Latin America)
    • Dan Shatzberg (Israel, original dub)
    • Omer Rosenblum (Israel, JimJam dub)

Lofty is a blue mobile crane. He tends to get scared, always thinking he can't do things that he can, and lacks confidence.

Personality

Lofty is timid, shy, and nervous. He is shown to have a rivalry with Spud. He also tends to stutter. However, he is kindhearted and friendly. He is probably the strongest among the Can-Do Crew, since he is a crane. Lofty often forgets how strong he is. He never causes trouble, but does make some mistakes. He takes his work both seriously and relaxingly. Deep down inside, he has a strict feeling (as shown in a couple of episodes). Lofty was once afraid of heights, which he isn't anymore.

Livery

Lofty is painted royal blue and has a sky blue bumper-shaped mouth.

Appearance

Bob the Builder: Original Series:

Bob the Builder: Project: Build It:

Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!:

Trivia

  • Lofty has five detachable tools:
    • A crane hook
    • A wrecking ball
    • A grabber
    • A magnet
    • A drill
  • He is timid at first, but always rises to the occasion and holds up his end of the job.
  • Lofty fears heights, mice, loud noises, and formerly Spud the Scarecrow.
  • Lofty is somewhat careless, but learns by his friends' wise words, by what adventures he has and how his previous attempt of a certain job was done.
  • His memory is apparently somewhat poor.
  • Lofty says "er" ("uh" in the US dub) every time he talks and usually uses it once or twice per sentence.
  • In the United States dub of Bob the Builder: Project: Build It, after Emma Tate took over from Sonya Leite, Lofty's voice got higher.
  • Lofty was one of two machines with a bumper-like mouth instead of a grill mouth, the other being Skip.
  • Lofty's movement sound in the original series is that of a truck engine.
  • Lofty is male, but is voiced by female actresses in the US.
  • He is the only machine to have fallen onto their side.
  • Lofty's CGI render in Ready, Steady, Build! is a bit smaller than his stop-motion counterpart.
  • It is possible that Lofty maybe bipolar as seen in earlier seasons apart from his shyness, he was often seen frowning most times as if he were upset about something, this was seen more often in season 3.

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