Mercedes-Benz and Lego create biggest Technic model ever

Lego Technic Unimog (Mercedes-Benz)If you like your Lego models with a little more brand heritage, check out this 2,048-piece, 1:12 scale, fully-functioning Mercedes Unimog U400.

Complete with a pneumatically operated crane and a working gripper arm, The Lego Unimog U400 also features a front winch, optional snowplough, full suspension, differentials, a four-wheel-drive chassis, a gear block for extreme ground clearance, and a detailed reproduction of the engine, accurate right down to the moving pistons.

The Unimog (Universal Motor Gerät) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Since it was launched, with the remit of tackling extreme driving environments, its formidable off-road abilities have led to sales topping 380,000 – not including the Technic version.

Although ‘only’ 1:12 scale, the Lego Unimog is 38.6cm long in its ‘flatbed’ form complete with the articulated crane arm. With a bright orange finish, blue bucket seats and a price tag a penny shy of £155, this is a seriously cool model to build and own.

Mark Hopkins, Unimog UK Sales Manager, commented: “While the Unimog is a necessity ‘workhorse’ for some operations, it is also a vehicle that captures the imaginations of those who drive and work them daily, so we are delighted to be celebrating our 60th birthday by creating the most complex model in the Technic range for Unimog enthusiasts to create and enjoy!”

Watch this space in the coming weeks, because when the Lego Unimog arrives in the UK we’ll be one of the lucky few to build one before anyone else.

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