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This is the Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245, a brand new scale model of one of the world’s most complex trucks, and the latest fruit of the collaboration between Lego Group and Daimler AG. They collaborated on a Unimog before.

Complete with the Mercedes-Benz Arocs frame and suspension system, steering, drives and lifts, Lego’s construction site vehicle has 2,793 elements, Power Functions and several of Lego’s new pneumatic actuators. Measuring 31 cm tall, 14 cm wide and 54 cm long, the Arocs will be one of the most complex models in the Lego Technic range.

To make sure designers replicate as many details as possible on the Arocs 3245, the Lego team visited the Mercedes-Benz Trucks production facilities in Wörth to take a closer look at the assembly line.

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“We wanted to match the real Arocs 3245 as best as we could. Our model comes with new four axle suspension, a new outrigger element, a new turntable element, pumps, and of course our advanced new Pneumatics 2.0 system, which offers an easier, more realistic way of connecting cylinders and hoses,” said Lego senior marketing manager Niels Henrik Horsted.

“And, 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. It’s a Mercedes-Benz Articulated Construction Truck, which is just over 77 cm long,” he added.

Merc is happy with the toy. “The key priority we discussed with the Lego designers was getting the design, scale and advanced functions as similar as possible to the original, including adding as many iconic details from the real Arocs as possible – handrail, step-up, wheel chock, etc. It was very important to us that everyone would immediately identify the model as the Arocs 3245. They have accomplished that,” said Andreas Gruber, marketing manager at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

The Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 will be available from toy retailers from August.