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Lego, Mercedes-Benz Further Partnership With 2,793-Piece Arocs 3245

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/11/2015 Megan Stewart

Four years ago, Mercedes-Benz and Lego celebrated the Unimog's 60th anniversary by creating the Lego Technic Unimog U400. At the time, that model was the largest Lego Technic model at 15.2 inches long. Now, the duo has come together once again to build the new, even larger Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245.

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Standing at 12 inches high and 21 inches long, the Arocs 3245 will be one of the most complex models in the Lego Technic assortment. In order to bring this model to fruition, the team at Lego visited the Mercedes-Benz Trucks production facilities in Worth, Germany, to get a good look at the automaker's assembly line.

Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245 Lego Model Truck© Provided by MotorTrend Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245 Lego Model Truck "We wanted to match the real Arocs 3245 as best as we could. Our model comes with [a] new four axle suspension, a new outrigger element, a new turntable element, pumps, and of course our advanced new Pneumatics 2.0 system, which offers an easier, more realistic way of connecting cylinders and hoses," said Lego senior marketing manager Niels Henrik Horsted, in a release.

In addition, Horsted says the 2,793-piece kit will come with building instructions for an alternative model just like many other big sets in the Lego Technic series. Following the alternative instructions will result in a Mercedes-Benz Articulated Construction Truck, which measures just over 30 inches" long.

The new Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 will hit retail shelves where toys are sold starting August 1, 2015.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245 Lego Model Truck© Provided by MotorTrend Mercedes Benz Arocs 3245 Lego Model Truck
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