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LEGO has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to create the biggest Technic kit ever based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 commercial vehicle. In 1:12-scale and made up of 2,048 pieces the 15-inch model is a pretty good likeness of the real-life Unimog and even features a pneumatically-operated crane with a gripper arm.
You can also fit the kit with a front winch, snowplough and it rides along on large wheels with working suspension. Even better, it has working differentials, a four-wheel drive system and a LEGO engine with moving pistons.
Just like Mercedes-Benz, the Unimog is celebrating its birthday this year and at 60 years old it's almost half the age of the company that makes it. Back in June Mercedes celebrated with a Unimog Concept, curiously inspired by the poison dart frog. The LEGO model is a fitting tribute to a workhorse that serves people across the world.