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LEGO Technic 8110 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 [News]

The VW Camper Van isn’t the only German vehicle released in LEGO form this year. Long-time readers of the blog will recall that I’m obsessed with the Mercedes Unimog, and I’ve featured several — starting with Adam Grabowski’s Unimog back in 2006. Adam now works for LEGO as a designer. I don’t think Adam works on Technic sets, but it’s nice to see an official LEGO version of this awesome vehicle.

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It’s been out for a few months, but I suspect it might be news for a couple of you out there. TechnicBricks has the full review.

MisterZumbi’s LEGO Unimog

One of my favorite vehicles is the Mercedes Unimog. I’ve seen two of them in real-life. One was in Nagano Prefecture, in Japan. That one was all tricked out for Arctic explorations or something (it was white and it had lots of compartments; I was ten; I made assumptions). The other one was on the Microsoft campus when I interviewed there back in 2001. It was dark green and orange (hand-painted, for some reason — very distinctive). I saw it again at the apartment complex we lived in a few months later.

Aaaaanyway, Brickshelf user MisterZumbi has made a really cool LEGO Unimog:

It looks a lot like the one I saw at Microsoft. Given how many configurations this vehicle is available in, how coincidental is that?

Note how he used the steering wheel as the Mercedes symbol. Very nice.