LEGO Brings Mercedes Trucks to a Living Room Near You
With the mission statement “Inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow,” it’s safe to say construction has long been a pillar of LEGO toys. Today, LEGO is upping its construction chops even further with a new Mercedes partnership, which sees one of the brand’s hard-working trucks receive a plastic brick makeover, the Arocs 3245. The new Arocs truck joins the Ferrari F40, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 in recent car-to-LEGO transformations, but neither appear to be nearly as complex as the Mercedes workhorse, which is composed of a staggering 2,793 LEGO Technic pieces. Complete with a functional four-axle suspension, four-wheel steering, balancing outriggers, a tipper bed, and crane with pneumatic lift capabilities–this Arocs can do just about everything its real-world counterpart can…in smaller scale, of course. RELATED: This Vintage LEGO Jeep Costs More than Some Actual Jeeps
“Our aim is to give Technic builders a stunning model that looks as detailed as its real life version as possible,” mentioned LEGO marketing manager Niels Henrik Horsted in a press release.
To do so, the LEGO design team actually went to the Mercedes Arocs factory in Wörth, Germany to see these trucks as they rolled off the production line. Fully built, the model measures 12-inches tall by 21-inches long. The real-world Arocs are significantly larger, and come sporting truly gargantuan diesel engines, offering upwards of 625 horsepower.
Once builders young and old grow tired of excavating the living room floor or dining room table, the Arocs 3245 can be rebuilt into a separate Mercedes work truck model. No word yet on price, though the Arocs set hits shelves on August 1st.
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