The new Lego technic top model: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245.

The new force in the sandpit.

The new Lego Technic top model: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245.
Photo: Tom Roelecke
  • The new force in the sandpit.

  • Small wonder.

    The latest Arocs is not rolling off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, but in Billund in Denmark – a Lego model, which “Mercedes-Benz Transport” let two young experts put through its paces. The Lego Technic Arocs 3245 tipper will be available from retailers from 1 August 2015.

    A quick flip of two small switches, one click and the pneumatic pump starts to whirr. The bright red crane jib rises gently from the tipper body and swivels to one side along with the clamshell grab.

    The new Mercedes-Benz Lego-Arcos 3245.

    Child’s play.

    “You’ve got to extend the supports, otherwise it’ll overturn!”, a young girl’s voice warns amidst the noise being made by the wheel loader and a jaw crusher. On the outskirts of Lübeck, on the premises of the company Bernd Grabowski Abbruchgesellschaft, there’s an atmosphere of tense expectation on this sunny morning in May.

    Marie (8) and Tim Grabowski (12) test the new Lego Technic model.
    Marie (8) and Tim Grabowski (12) test the new Lego Technic model.

    The reason: in the middle of a huge heap of sand, a very special vehicle is about to be put into operation for the very first time. Even though it’s not really an outdoor toy.

    2,793 elements and Power Functions.

    “The new Lego Arocs not only looks exactly like Dad’s three Mercedes-Benz trucks, it can also do just as much”. Marie is not entirely wrong there. The latest Arocs in the fleet of managing director Dirk Grabowski’s family is full of functionality and technical ingenuity – just like its big brother from the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth.

    The Lego Technic top model is building site approved.

    On the 45,000-square-metre company premises of Dirk Grabowski, Marie and Tim take a very close look at the Arocs prototype. Watch the Video at RoadStars.