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The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog

Illustration for article titled The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog

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.

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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.

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Illustration for article titled The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog

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.

Illustration for article titled The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog
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The toy — if you can call it that — goes on sale in August and will cost about $250.

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MichaelScrip
Michael Scrip

I had these... got them both for my birthday one year. One from my dad... and the other from my grandma!

I was a Lego freak when I was a kid!