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Arocs
Arocs Snr and Arocs Jnr

The sound of Piggy Banks being busted open cross the nation will occur with a domino effect as the population of our fair Isle and further afield conclude their reading of these paragraphs and bullet points. Yes, this 2,793 element build is available this saturday (1st August) – information from the press release is verbatim, simply because we couldn’t do it any better :

 

  • The LEGO Technic Arocs comes with eight large tyres just like the real machine
  • The real Arocs (as per the LEGO model) can be specified as 8x2, 8×4 and 8×8 (the 2,4 and 8 denote the driven wheels = 8×4 means, driven by the rear two axles. 8×8 = all-wheel drive)
  • The Arocs front grill present on both models was designed to simulate an upside down construction digger bucket
  • The real Arocs range starts at 18 tonnes and finishes at 41 tonnes GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight).
  • The complex Technic model comes with 2,793 elements – bigger than the previous LEGO Mercedes Unimog set with 2,048 pieces which was released in 2011
  • The real Arocs comes available from 354hp to 625hp
  • The Technic Arocs can be re-built into a Mercedes-Benz Articulated Construction Truck, which is just over 30” (77 cm) long
  • The real Arocs has 16 different hp engines available (average car, C-Class 2.2 diesel = 170 hp)
  • There are 915 million ways to combine six LEGO bricks of the same colour
  • The real Arocs cab is 2300 mm wide and the LEGO Truck measures 12” (31 cm) in height, 5 (14 cm) width and 21” (54cm) length
  • At maximum power the 625hp engine produces 3000 Nm (a 170 hp car = 400 Nm)
  • 14 different cabs are available in the real Arocs with either 8, 12 or 16 gears options
  • Arocs can be had with a heated and cooled massage seat – unfortunately this option is not available for the LEGO version!
  • As a finished vehicle, with a tipper body the Arocs has a 20 tonne payload (20 tonnes of sand can be carried)

 

About Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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