Mercedes-Benz launches new LEGO-edition Arocs
One of the most complex trucks in the world is now available, complete with the advanced Mercedes-Benz Arocs frame and suspension system, steering, drives and lifts: the new LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245.
The new scale model measures 540 x 140 x 310 mm, has 2 793 elements, power functions and several of the new LEGO pneumatic actuators – making it one of the most complex models in the LEGO Technic assortment.
“In the context of the new Mercedes-Benz Trucks product launches – which started in 2011 – one specific vehicle seemed to have a special potential for a new joint LEGO Technic/Mercedes-Benz Trucks project: the new Arocs 3245,” says Andreas Gruber, marketing manager at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
LEGO senior marketing manager, Niels Henrik Horsted, says: “We wanted to match the real Arocs 3245 as best we could. Our model comes with new four-axle suspension, new outrigger and turntable elements and pumps. It also includes our advanced new Pneumatics 2.0 system, which offers an easier, more realistic way of connecting cylinders and hoses.
“As always with our big LEGO Technic models, this box comes with building instructions for an alternative model that is equally authentic and challenging to build.”
To make sure designers replicate as many details as possible on the Arocs 3245, Horsted and his team visited the production facilities at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Wörth, Germany, to take a closer look at the assembly line.
“It is a perfect fit for LEGO Technic,” concludes Horsted.