The European truck most noted for its complete badassedness is the Mercedes-Benz Unimog — a vehicle so large the company determined Americans would find it offensively huge. Now LEGO is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the truck by building a scale 2,000+ piece version that's the largest Technic set ever sold.
The Unimog is used variously by the military, local governments, construction companies, and anyone who needs a vehicle as tough as it is overwhelmingly gigantic. It's also widely considered to be the go-to vehicle in a post-apocalyptic situation. Though rare in the United States, they can be found.
Now LEGO Technic is building a version to celebrate the truck's 60th anniversary and it is, fittingly, the largest LEGO Technic set ever sold. The model of the Unimog U400 may be just to 1:12.5 scale, but even at that size it'll tower over most of your LEGO vehicles.
Power functions on the model mimic what's available in the real 'Mog, including a pneumatically operated crane with a gripper arm that'll rotate a full 360-degrees, a front winch, and an optional snow plow. As with other Technic models, the details are incredible and go right down to the engine pistons.
The toy — if you can call it that — goes on sale in August and will cost about $250.
Is it Half-Christmas yet?