MrPaulo23

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    [HELP] Storing Parts

    I used Sterlite plastic bins for all my Lego sets, they big and sturdy enough to hold my sets in place, but with all the added parts I have for my 2 8110s I used cardboard padding in the 2 separate bins they are stored to make sure their wheels will not push outwards.
  2. I'm quite interested with Police Interceptor and the Escape Vehicle sets.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Save the best for last as they say, I opened up mine only to grab the thick manual and recreate the tipper body in LDD and I came up with a significantly taller tipper body, it recalls the image posted in TechnicBRICKS from a few months back when speculations surfaced about the 42043, I think it's more appealing a looks more realistic. I made 2 files, 1 with the complete modifications and the other a breakdown of what I'll need to integrate those modifications when I start building mine.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I wanted to do the dual setup too though but I have to study the manual and see if it can be done in the original build setup which alone can alter and ultimately delay the build process, if it's a simple retrofit I'll have to find it out. This set reminds me a lot when I put up my first 8110, the chassis is insanely complex mainly because of all the details Lego has put in it.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I know it only has one but it's a huge actuator. I've finished designing my modifications to the bed which is a taller unit just need some finishing touches and I'll be ordering the parts from Lego.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I got mine yesterday after I ordered it from Lego, it's a monstrosity, the box alone its the biggest Lego box in my collection and it's heavy too. Won't be be building it not just yet, I want to raise the dumping bed by 7M - 8M to make it more realistic, then I probably will have to order those round Lego parts to simulate gravels of different sizes, the soft shocks at the back won't cut it for me because you can never tell when you will play it with heavy loads, so that has to be changed. Has anyone already built or modified theirs with dual Linear Actuators? aside from Dokludi with his replica?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    If you neatly arrange the pneumatic pipes that should ease the rotation. On the other hand, I saw a picture on Instagram of the 42043 built by username Brickgarage, the set was outfitted with 42029's standard wheels and tires, it looked cool but I asked him if they even work seamlessly with the set, as it appears they don't, Lego should have designed a new tire size that will fit to it's existing 43.2 x 18 wheel design, like the approach it did with its other larger diameter wheels, you can fit racing slicks, road-going tires, offroad balloon-style tires or as with the largest existing wheel size, you have the Unimog's tires which doubles for off-road and road going truck tires. The set looks very excellent, no doubt with that but the tires it just makes you think this set is begging to have larger more appropriately sized tires, the front section of this set has a very large gap to it too which looks a little awkward at first.
  8. Do another Mercedes-Benz Unimog this time in U5023 guise, an even tougher looking gentle giant. I prefer trucks so this one should have over 3,000 pieces and features a search and rescue body attachment, the alternate build is pickup truck with the crane placed behind the cab, a shorter pickup bed, a new rendition of the winch and bigger tractor-type tires.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I've got 2 8110 Unimog U400s waiting for the 42043 Aroc 3245. Wouldn't it be a fun thing if someone who still has the Unimog built make a comparison of the 2nd Lego Mercedes-Benz partnership?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    11 days before release in United States. It's $229.99 and that's 2,793 parts compared to 42030 (but it's got PF everywhere so that's probably why it's more expensive, still looks bland for me), anyway that's 11 days. Has anyone even bought theirs in any Lego stores? I heard that if a certain store has enough space for the set they can already start selling the set.
  11. I really like this set, I bought mine last year and installed Unimog tires over black rims. I felt the grille is weak so I redid mine with Humvee style grille and also redid the headlights. It has a different vibe to it, the trucks seems to have been inspired by Power Wagons from the 1950's but it lacks a proper 4x4 setup, the 6-cylinder is nice but most heavy duty American trucks (Class-3 above - correct me if I'm wrong - uses Inline setup not Vee setup, but hey Ford and Ram are now championing V-6 for their trucks, which I still find disturbing). A V-8 would really have helped this set and I feel this set is underrated because of it's awkward setup but for me it's more appealing than the 42030.
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    8110 - Unimog - MODs and Improvements

    I retrofitted mine with an L-Motor, works very fine.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    A friend in Australia posted this picture 42043 and 42040 in their official Lego catalog glory pictures, as announced release date is September. Thats like 2-3 months from now. I'm excited though on the review by Sariel this coming July 1st.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Well talked to George from Lego Customer Service just now and asked if Lego has an official release date for the Arocs, not available at this time still. Best guess is going to be August September. Better start saving that $250 if you're in the US because I bet it will sell like hot pancakes!
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    The turntable is on the 3rd and 4th axles adding suspension articulation for this set, and I believe this set uses 2 types of shock absorbers. Anyone has an idea if the XL-motor can be fitted in place of the L-Motor?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Best guess is sometime this summer. On the other side, I thought what if Lego's portal axle component can be fitted to the Arocs' axles, will it be possible to make the wheels and tires bigger? Super singles design, the candidate design being the ones used in set 42029 Customized pickup truck.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    ehem 8110 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 this 42043 is a follow up mate, whereas the Unimog showcased Power Functions and Pneumatics working together in one set the Arocs will be a hybrid of Linear Actuators, Gen 2 Pneumatics and Power Functions.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Its the tires that somewhat looks awkwardly small for this set and the rim design is fine but a larger diameter tire design for the rim design would have done the trick to make it look larger than it already is for its scale, the video and pictures show the set's weight is somewhat making the wheel (rim) and tire combo push a on both sides of the truck. Zetros should be the next project on the Mercedes-Benz series, super singles 6x6 setup and about the same size as the 8110. If this is the perfect term, the tires they chose to use are too "conservative" looking for this set.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Lets face it, the current tire size for this set is just a flimsy looking design.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    They can but it will be aftermarket tires, wish TLG could've just designed inhouse an all-new tire size for this set.
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    42030 Getting Down to Business

    I don't like the 42030 still however, subjecting Lego sets to harsh conditions that will scratch it is not my thing, sure I've put and and taken my Lego sets outside for some photo sessions but never played with them, consider me overprotective too because I don't let my cousins touch nothing more play with them, and they are well kept on their own totes. Still nice to know this set can actually lift serious dirt but not my stuff.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    right now, I guess the most obvious mod I can do when I get my hands on one is raising the tipper bed section by 6 studs by adding an extra set of 5x11 technic rectangular panels for more "brick load" capacity, this uses 2 large LAs right? so that should be fine, probably color-coordinate some parts that aren't and black is my favorite color of choice whenever replacing red or yellow parts that TLG designers are fond of putting on their sets. Probably refine or fine tune some details but still keeping the original design intact, at $250 I might get only just one of this and retain the main model for play and display purposes though don't get me wrong, the semi-truck design is cool but I'm just not really attracted to it as a whole. I'd like to point out that should any from The Lego Group be reading this comment of mine, to keep the Mercedes-Benz lineup by introducing only the toughest designs both old and new, the series which was jump started by the well-loved 8110 Unimog U400, then followed by the upcoming 42043 Arocs 3245 has to have the: LK-Series trucks, Zetros (set modifiable for portal axle replacement) - 4x4 but the 6x6 version is tougher for me, Actros, Unimog U4023/5023 as a stand alone recreation of the beasts of the Unimog lineup, Unimog U423/523 as a follow-up for the 8110 set, G-Class (can be the G63 AMG 6x6 or the G500 4x4 with portal axles on it) for its future MB lineup for the Technic theme or probably Creator Expert series. In general, because American branded cars have not been officially introduced by TLG, Land Rover is the next step for Technic for serious builders and collectors alike.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    My thoughts about the Zetros were wrong then, I think still Lego should keep up the Mercedes-Benz series with the tough trucks it sells in Europe. The digital file for the 42043 is great! With the proper mods this set can accommodate super singles right? The render on the rear axles, it exposes the "innards" of this set, the small turn table-ish linking the 3rd and 4th axles, those were used for 9397's grabber claw, it's purpose for this set - correct me if I'm wrong - is to give flexible axle movement right?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    The Mercedes-Benz Zetros (Unimog's bigger brother) uses portal axles and lately the G63 AMG 6x6 and the G500 4x4squared Concept.
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    Which set is the one you enjoyed building the most?

    My 2 8110 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 and 41999 BOSS Rock Crawler, being a Technic fan i like the portal axles on those sets, it took me about 10 straight hours to build my first 'Mog set and almost the same for my second 'Mog all two customised to my own liking, 41999 I had to get one because I like the overall design and it is my first RC set from Lego.