MrPaulo23

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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    What I think though is TLG is doing a different approach, let it's home market see the Arocs model first and then let it's other market see it, when I first talked to people I know about the Unimog they didn't believed that Mercedes-Benz has an icon capable of making a Hummer H1 or Ford Raptor embarrassed, this upcoming 42043 Arocs might also have the same thing because I think most Americans probably haven't even heard or seen a Mercedes-Benz truck, so I hope when TLG releases it here (pertaining to the 42043 and 42042 of course) every kid and kid at heart will be so curious about it that they will get their hands on one, (I'll get both of them), with 2,793 parts alone this is going to be TLG's most challenging set to be released and it should be because I'm placing my bet on it. I'm pretty sure though that the rest of the world knows that Mercedes-Benz has a truck fleet that can match any other truck company's but back here in the US it's all just Peterbilts, Internationals, Volvos, Macks, Freightliners, some from Ford, GM and Chrysler.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I'd be very pissed off too, I rarely buy big expensive sets from TLG and if they passed this out, my savings would have gone to nothing. Let's all hope for the best though.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    That's going to be a big big disappointment if Lego won't sell the 42042 and 42043 here in the US just when things starts getting better for this set, opening doors for cab forward design truck in this scale, straight 6 engine, and finally a confirmation that the final section of the crane arm does indeed stretches.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I called Lego customer service and asked when in Summer it's going to be released just to know if they have a set date, the lady just said by tradition it's going to be sometime in August as most 2nd half year sets go by, I'm just excited about this set and the 42042 Crawler Crane, sure it can just another set (42043) without the MB logo but what adds I think to the set's overall look is that it carries the official license from MB plus those details that (I think and believe) Lego has to go by upon conception of this set, I hope this big guy will be super heavy since it doesn't pack a bunch of PF motors and just plain heavy because of the 2,793 parts it has. One thing though, the shock absorbers are they the old ones? A stiffer set of springs can compensate the truck's sheer weight, same thing with the 8110, I had one of them outfitted with both the plough and crane and its height remained just about the same.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    It was overpriced because of the power functions on it. 42043 packs more parts so $229 for me seems a fair deal for this big guy.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    All I'm after for this set are the basic details as already been shown, dually setup, a straight six dummy engine, and the differentials for the rear wheels.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I don't care if it's steering is crappy or not, I'll still buy it, it's not a diecast set go improve it, I had twin unimog 8110s but it didn't bothered me of the steering because it's a toy set and I'm the only one playing them not my little devil cousins who I enjoy teasing with my Lego sets.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    very cool, I'm thinking of raising the dumper bed for more load capacity.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    The Unimog's unique suspension system which MB has pioneered over the years of its existence is a must when Lego decided they will present the 'Mog it's 60th birthday gift hence the 8110, in many ways this has if I may attracted collectors for it's system, having said that a set scaled within the 8258 shadows and carries the brand MB seems logical to follow the footsteps 8110 left behindas far as details is concerned minus the portal axles whisch obviously the real Arocs doesn't pack, I'll probably go by the details as soon as I get mine bought and built. https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/vehicles/trucks/the-new-arocs/ Funny that the name Arocs always reminds me of Auroch, an extinct relative of modern cattles. The wheels just looks awkward for me still, I mean the model looks fine but the size just seems a little small, some a tad bigger would have done the deal right and could simply spawn new sets that's a bit bigger but not very big, The real thing also packs a legitimate 10-wheeled dumper model but I guess trucks there in Europe are more common to pack 2 pairs of front steered wheels and 8 dually type wheels at the back.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Best suspension system for me is of those of the Unimog 8110 and Crawlers 9398 and 41999 which are technically the same, but squeezing such suspension system off the Arocs set and of this scale not as big as the 8110, I haven't seen it yet.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I can see another cylinder at 3:38 of the video under the box, This is why I am very excited of getting this set, Lego has done V6 and V8 on their truck models but not an Inline-6 dummy engine and I'd love to see how they pulled this though my best guess of by putting the battery box up of the final 2 sets of cylinders and by choosing the appropriate Arocs variant that that will suit up such conversion to a flagship Lego Technic set.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Yes and not only that a straight-6 is more efficient
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Oh yea but that's not a truck, its a construction equipment. I'm more excited to this set and the 42042 than the Volvo set.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    This is why the Arocs 3245 will be very interesting because it will be the first Technic set to feature such engine layout off a truck platform, Lego has done I4 but not an I6 as of yet (or had they done such and I just missed it)
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I'm saving my funds for both of them for the Crawler Crane 42042 and Arocs 42043 will make a good tandem, because so far both sets have detail I like so much, they may not be in same scale but scaling them to other Lego sets will them great additions to one's collection, should it have all details we are all looking forward too, it's going to give a hard time choosing among 8110, 41999, and 42043 which will become my all time favorite. I think so, but wait isn't that most trucks employ Straight-6? not counting the Unimog which has 4 and 6, American trucks which has 6 and 8 cylinders on their variants. Concentrating to Mercedes-Benz Trucks alone I haven't seen any in their data showing that trucks include a V8 engine as most has BlueTec engines plus V8 is fuel-thirty. I'm not sure with other trucks from other countries.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Why TLG didn't do that for 8258, 9397, 9395 (pertaining to the dually setup) still puzzles me, knowing their designers always look for actual vehicles to turn to another Lego Technic sets, I think it will always be part of the deal that when make a licensed set it has to downright correct, 42043 and before it 8110 seems to be standing to that principle, Euro trucks feature less cylinders but they pack power for work and hauling stuff, another thing that I really want to see this set packing is the differentials for the last 2 axles, I'm just basing everything off the data I pulled from Mercedes-Benz which is certainty for this set given that it has the Straight-6 (with the last 2 cylinder heads resting most likely underneath the battery box), a suspension system, dually tires for the final set of axles so this just makes sense. I like the outrigger design I hope this one somewhat raises a portion of the truck a little bit off ground or at the least makes the truck stable while the crane is being operated, crane arm - I would like to see the final section of the arm extending with at least 5 - 7 studs more, man that would make it more fun to play with.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    For me it's the 8110 Unimog, it's awkwardly handsome.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Now I'm really going to buy this set, even if it was a 4 i can modify it but why go to all those if as a licensed set Lego can go to all the standard details. The B-Model reminded of this green Arocs semi Mercedes-Benz showed of in AgroTechnica back in 2013 or probably 2014, it has 4 super-sized single tires and if this set has enough wheel travel on it it might pose a good recreation of that Arocs. Just saying :)
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Or modifications-wise keep the main model's layout and replace the tipper with coupling system for the trailer bed, would make a good tractor and even a road train
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    The B-Model looks interesting too but for a proper semi truck it has to be an 18-wheeler
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I think most of us care, because Lego was able to squeeze a dummy V8 on the 8258 and a V6 on the 8285, Technic sets that are somewhat of close scale to this upcoming 42043, I'll stick with my argument, yes it's a toy regardless of whether someone else will care if it's a 4 or a 6 inline engine on it wouldn't it be more compelling for this set and scale if it's got a Straight-6?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    They had the turntable lifted which makes space, I'm still inspecting the latest video from 2:20 - 2:25. Really wish this is an L6
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Could it really be, the first video posted on this topic just shows 4 exposed cylinders but underneath that turntable/ crane arm unit could be another 2 cylinders?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Land Rover had the Defender 127 and 130 pickup trucks too
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Yes it's also the authenticity since this a licensed set, the Unimog was an exception because they have standard 4-cylinders especially the U4023/5023 variants only the UGN series Unimogs U423/523 carry 6 as their optional engine, the Arocs like the Zetros, Actros, Axor, Econic, Atego and probably a couple of G-Wagens carry Straight-6 units so having the Arocs 3245 set with a Straight-6 is very logical and necessary. It will be longggg wait before our speculations can even be cleared. Mate the technical data of the Arocs on Daimler-Benz's press release back in 2013 and the official website shows its a 6-cylinder beast so it having 4 cylinder is going to be a problem among purists like me unless someone has no clue MB makes trucks too then it's okay, then again it's a toy set AFOLs sure have pieces in handy when this set arrives, my main argument is that wouldn't this set be more presentable and fun if that Straight 6 is underneath between the cab and the turntable?