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Old 06-02-2011, 02:10 PM
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Lightbulb Lego celebrates 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog with 2,048-piece kit

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog by Lego - Click above for high-res image gallery

Can we build it? Yes we can! Before the Obama campaign pilfered the slogan, it belonged to the kid's show "Bob the Builder." But it could just as easily be applied to Legos. Or the perhaps even the Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

The versatile utility vehicle celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and to help celebrate, the Danish brick-toy company has come out with an intricate working reproduction in 1:12.5 scale. The Lego Technic Unimog packs an unprecedented 2,048 parts - the most in any Lego kit to date - and packs all the working elements you'd expect to find in the real full-size thing: It's got a winch, a pneumatic crane, a reproduction of the engine with moving pistons and the whole shebang.

The kit is based on the U400 model and goes on sale in Europe in August with a list price of 190 Euros - about $275 by today's rates. In other words, a lot less than the 380,000 Unimog owners have paid for theirs over the course of the vehicle's six decades of production. Follow the jump for the press release and check out the trio of high-res images in the gallery.

Also, consider this the number one item on our end-of-the-year holiday wishlists...Continue reading Lego celebrates 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog with 2,048-piece kit

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Old 06-02-2011, 03:13 PM
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Neat, those were some of my favorite toys as a child.
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That's amazing. The other day I saw a house, a real house, that was made entirely out of Legos. My son used to stay entertained for hours on end with Legos, when he was little.
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Leave it to James May

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html
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That's really neat! I like it!
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I wonder if it will have the same portal axles Unimogs are known for. I doubt Lego will make it realistic, but I want one!
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I wonder if it will have the same portal axles Unimogs are known for. I doubt Lego will make it realistic, but I want one!
It sounds like it might. It's the biggest Lego Technic set ever, and it does look awesome. I think I want it too!

"The vehicle may be small in stature when compared with the real thing, but it has impressive features. A combination of electric drive and pneumatics has been produced in exlusive cooperation with Mercedes-Benz to provide a true adaptation of the original."

"The gear unit provides good ground clearance just like the portal axles in the orginal, an individual suspension deadens jolts and the four-wheel drive guarantees mobility off-road as well."

article @ http://motoring.iafrica.com/features/731985.html
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The article says it's about $275, so you'd better get that bad boy on your Christmas list and you'd better be nice . . .
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It sounds like it might. It's the biggest Lego Technic set ever, and it does look awesome. I think I want it too!

"The vehicle may be small in stature when compared with the real thing, but it has impressive features. A combination of electric drive and pneumatics has been produced in exlusive cooperation with Mercedes-Benz to provide a true adaptation of the original."

"The gear unit provides good ground clearance just like the portal axles in the orginal, an individual suspension deadens jolts and the four-wheel drive guarantees mobility off-road as well."

article @ http://motoring.iafrica.com/features/731985.html
Ooh wow, I want it more!! Normally when I buy Technic models, I find out that Lego finds a way to modify it for their own design. It's been a while since I got a new Lego Technic model, but if this is similar to previous ones some modification might be required.

This is a cool way to celebrate both my interests
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I never really liked the technics but that is cool
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I wonder if it will have the same portal axles Unimogs are known for. I doubt Lego will make it realistic, but I want one!
It took me 6 hours of straight building to complete the model!


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I just completed my build of the Lego Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3425, here it is with the Lego Unimog U400.






Because I've been so busy, it's taken me nearly a year to complete the build. I could not just start building because each "module" of the Arocs would take 3 hours.
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