LEGO is presenting a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 tipper with a crane. It is the seccond Lego Mercedes, after the Unimog that is already in the stores.
Michael Dietz, Head of Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Trucks picked the Arocs in this configuration for Lego to build. With a total of 2793 separate parts, battery-operated „power functions“ that allow electronic control of the LEGO model and various pneumatic components, the construction-site vehicle is one of the most complex models in the LEGO Technic range.
In order to ensure that the LEGO developers did justice to the actual Mercedes-Benz Arocs with their model, LEGO Senior Manager Niels Henrik Horsted and his team visited the Mercedes-Benz Trucks manufacturing facility at Wörth beforehand to see the production line for themselves. „The Arocs is a perfect match for LEGO Technic“, confirmed Horsted. For the developers, authenticity, functionality and the skill needed to build the model were paramount. Meticulous attention was also paid to characteristic details of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs. The model is 31 cm high, 14 cm wide and 54 cm long, and incorporates many of the key features of the real-life Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 tipper. The bucket-tooth design of the radiator grille, the handrail, the steps, and many other features all add up to give the Arocs its unmistakable look.
The Lego Arocs will be available from august 2015 and this will make a perfect christmass gift!