Let’s play! Lego builds the Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck

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It’s not Christmas yet, but then again, who says presents should only be given for Christmas? Here is a reason to give them sooner: the Arocs truck Lego model is going to hit the stores soon. It would be a nice diversion from sliding and browsing and shooting on the gadgets the children of today are growing up with.

The Danish toys experts from Lego have just launched a fully functional Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 truck model, in no less then 2 793 pieces. The highly technical toy-truck comes with eight articulating wheels, a functional grabber arm powered by Lego’s second generation Pneumatics 2.0 system and a rotating turntable attached to the arm.

If your kid manages to completely assemble the almost 2 800-piece truck, will take five inches of the width of your livingroom floor and 21 inches of the length of it, so be careful not to step on it. The Lego Arocs is 12 inches tall, but that’s not all. The manual of the kit instructs the young construction worker on how to build a bigger Mercedes-Benz Articulated Construction Truck, with impressive dimensions: 30 inches in length.

Lego Mercedes-Benz Arocs

The Lego designers have not done the blueprint by pictures, but actually visited the Mercedes-Benz Arocs assembly plant in Worth, Germany, to loyally replicate the real truck. They worked closely with the engineers to make sure the truck comes as close to reality as possible.

„The key priority we discussed with the Lego designers was getting the design, scale, and advanced functions as similar as possible to the original Arocs 3245, including adding as many iconic details in from the real Arocs to the LEGO model as possible — handrail, step-up, wheel chock and others”, says Mercedes-Benz Trucks marketing manager, Andreas Gruber.

The Lego Mercedes-Benz Arocs Truck will hit the stores on August 1st.

Lego Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Arocs is not the first Mercedes truck in store for the Lego toy experts. A 2 800-piece Unimog can also be purchased.