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[MOC] Mercedes-Benz Actros MP3 - Mammoet & Nooteboom

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By reading the title you may thought - Yeah i know this model, you designed it 4 years ago...
Yes... but nope. This is an entire new version relying on the same real truck but this time in 2 different colours.

The previous version designed in December 2012 used Technic beams and liftarms. Since brick build models can be way more detailled - I chose that technique to build the new model with. Also i discovered the truck could use some more power so there are now 2 PF XL motors in it. 
There are a lot of improvements on this new 2016 version. All features, included by the fact its SBrick controlled, are listed below:

  • Powerful 8x4 drive train by 2 Power Functions XL motors
  • 2 axle steering by Power Functions servo motor
  • 2 Power Functions front LED lights
  • Sbrick Controlled
  • Openable cabin doors with realistic hinge design
  • Openable storage doors with realistic placed lever behind the seats
  • Tilt able cabin with easy acces to the V8 fake engine
  • Fully adjustable seats and steering column 
  • Fifth wheel suited for automatic steered trailers
  • Front and rear tow bars
  • Easy accessible Rechargeable battery box on top of the cooler behind the cabin
  • Improved playability with sturdy overall build quality

Off course there is a building instruction available for these new models. Compared to all my other instruction this one goes again one step further in quality. With all stickers implemented in the instruction you can't make a mistake anymore regarding their position. 
Check out my website for more information about the building instructions: JaapTechnic Website

Check out the entire photoshoot on Flickr

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LEGO - Mercedes-Benz Actros 4165 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO - Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 & 4165 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO - Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 & 4165 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO - Mercedes-Benz Actros 4165 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

Edited by jaaptechnic

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This is near perfection, my friend! I love especially the yellow truck :wub:! This incredible oxcart can pull 15 kg easily as demonstrated at Legoworld!  Brick built Model Team style packed with modern electronics – incredible realistic looks in pair with max performance. Very sharp quality pictures made in an epic environment :thumbup::thumbup:. And most important: you have reworked and improved again and again your favourite model - that requires a lot of patience and love to this hobby!

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They look really great Jaap! So many details!!! Is that the new rail bridge between Muiden and Almere?

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1 hour ago, M_longer said:

Do you have pictures of front bumper without stickers?

Beneath the stickers there are just bricks and some more bricks - As you would expect from a LEGO model :laugh:
But i don't have a proper foto of it at this time. I used some brackets and slopes to make the lines from the grille continue in the bumper. 

1 hour ago, LvdH said:

Is it possible to use an IR receiver instead of Sbrick?

Edit: are there any rare or hard to find pieces in this moc?

When you are a little bit creative you can build an IR receiver on the place of the Sbrick. I am sure it can be done easily.

- reply on your edit: The only hard to find thing in this MOC are the Dark Grey arches. But you can decide to build it with black fenders instead. 

45 minutes ago, JopieK said:

Is that the new rail bridge between Muiden and Almere?

Almost guessed it right - Its a rail bridge located at Zwolle which reaches over the Ijssel (the local river here)

8 minutes ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Will you post a video?

Yes i will! but not anytime soon. When i have a new trailer i will make a new video.

Thanks everyone for the nice reactions!

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Great truck again Jaap ,verry well detaild  ,i build the model before also the MB 4160 in  black ,hard to decide wich coler i'am gonne build this model .

New trailer ??? ,now i'am curios .

 

 

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Superb job. especially happy you took the time to take some outdoor pics with a nice background fitting the vehicles. thanks for sharing. 

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21 hours ago, technicbuilder said:

Great truck again Jaap ,very well detailed  ,i build the model before - also the MB 4160 in black ,hard to decide wich coler i'am gonne build this model .

New trailer ??? ,now i'am curious .

Two trucks - one trailer... you can do the math :wink:
Not sure which one though. Something with a lot of wheels for sure.

9 hours ago, Boulderer said:

I had to double take on the first photo to check it wasn't of the real truck. Amazing lines and details!

Thanks all for being confused - Its really nothing more than 3400 stacked bricks guys :grin: allright maybe some stickers.

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I thought the first photo was the real model, and then I started looking for the Lego one. Oh hold on.  That is the Lego Model.  The building is one thing, but it is the photography that really brings the trucks to life.  Great trucks and great photos.

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On 12/5/2016 at 11:38 AM, JunkstyleGio said:

And first look i thought it was the real deal...

Brilliant!!

 

 

As everyone said, only the wedge plats, I give this a 16 on a scale of 1-10!

P.S. Thumbs to match: :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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Beautiful. I love your original from a few years ago, but the new one is at least 5 better :grin:

btw - would you propose offering any discounts if we already bought the old 4160 but would like to mod it into the new bricky 4165 please? :wub:

Edited by bonox

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Amazing work as usual Jaap!  Your attention to detail really shows in the design.  The yellow color scheme looks very good so I think it will be my next project once my current one is finished.  I've already got my dark grey arches ordered since they are getting a bit rare on Bricklink!

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Awesome!! I'm really impressed with your work!

Both trucks are very detailed and looks great, congratulations and thanks for sharing @jaaptechnic

Are they 100% Lego (excluding Sbrick) ?

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Thanks all for the nice comments! 

Last month the truck was presented at LEGO World Copenhagen DK. For this event i build a large extension on the Nooteboom semi trailer which then could be loaded with a huge concrete bridge part.
This resulted in a combination length of 3 meters! See them in action in the short video below. Thanks to @2LegoOrNot2Lego... for driving the truck around :thumbup:

 

Last but not least i am working on an alternative for the Dark Grey Arches #6060. Since these trucks drained the world supply of these arches. OR build the truck with black fenders and your problem is solved :wink:
More information about that soon

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That is a seriously amazing model, at first glance it looks like a normal RC scale vehicle, but if you get closer you will realize it is actually made of Lego, that is really cool, the details and the functions are outstanding, about the arches, i think that they wouldn't look bad in black, by the way, what do you think about making this version: https://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/14157264/1024/Nieuwsfoto's-4/Mammoet-Benz.jpg, do you think that it could be made in the same scale?, if it could be possible, i think it would be a cool addition and a very nice looking model to show, the only part that could be a problem to recreate is the grille because of its design, and maybe some other round-shaped parts.

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Jaap, 

I purchased the plans from you as well.   Are you planning on making plans for the VW escort Van still?  I think that would really complete the package.  Also, I think you should post the parts list for the noteboom extension on your site as I didn't get it until after I had purchased the instructions (and I had already purchased the parts).  Either way, thanks again, fantastic model, sorting the parts as we speak!

 

 

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