Any person who has always dreamed of owning his own Unimog now has the chance to put one in his garage: the first DIY Unimog U 400 (1: 12, 5) will be available by August on: the LEGO Group, third largest manufacturer of toys in the world, has created a model with elements of 2048 - the LEGO Technic model far more important in the history of the company. The impressive vehicle that connects a combination of electric and pneumatic drive was produced in exclusive cooperation with Mercedes-Benz as a real adaptation of the original down to the smallest detail. As a more versatile workhorse of the world, the Unimog grows far snow in winter, mows embankments highway in summer or helps to build new roads. The so-called "Power Functions" operate the pump pneumatic crane operated with a grabber arm that can rotate almost 360 degrees. With its gripper and front winch, the Unimog can move any load out of the way. It also has a good control system and an engine that is accurate to each detail for the pistons. The gear unit provides a ground clearance good like the portals in the original, individual suspension axles dulls shocks and off-road 4 x 4 guarantees thus mobility. For winter use, the crane and winch can be converted into a huge Snowplow. The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 will be available at retailers on August and Mercedes - Benz toy and it awards approximately 190 Euros.
Mercedes-Benz Unimog celebrates his 60th Jubilee
This top LEGO model comes just at the right time for the two big Jubilees the Unimog famous at this time: 60 years earlier, on June 3, 1951, to be exact, the first Mercedes-Benz Unimog was created in Gaggenau and December 2010 the inflation Unimog product range U 300/U 400/U 500 rolled off the coast of the band at the Mercedes-Benz of Wörth plant. A unique vehicle concept was created with its mobility off-road exceptional because of its four wheels motor and characteristic of driving fast on the road. Since then the Unimog has been proven, not only for winter services, take care of green spaces or for various work in horticulture and landscaping - they are also used to fight forest fires and the planting of trees, digging ditches and holes in the ground, and manoeuvres on railway lines and the intervention of disaster impassable country.
In total more than 380,000 units of the "Universal-motor-shoulders (tool)" rolled off the coast of the line. In the early days, the Unimog was produced in Gaggenau, but since 2002, it was produced in Wörth. Daimler AG is the celebration of the Jubilee in 2011 with a wide range of events.