MrPaulo23

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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I would have loved if those were such, having an air tank would save battery power and from my standpoint will slowdown the L-Motor's deterioration process. Any final confirmation though if it's a Straight-6 resting under the turntable?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    a new video that probably all of you have already seen and though this may have been pointed out already, when you pause the video at 2:20 and keep inspecting the video frames through 2:25 though it seems vague it is a 99% possibility that a Straight-6 (Inline-6/ I-6) engine is resting under what seems to be a new variant of the turn table, can anyone confirm if those yellow bricks resting before the third pair of wheels are reserve air tanks for the pneumatic system? I also like to point it out that (again if it has been posted in this discussion forgive me) the HOG steering is through the pair of beacon lights I kept watching how the guy steered it and both moved, it is the cleanest version of Lego's HOG steering system for it's Technic sets. I can't really confirm it though but if anyone can try to scale the video - if that's even possible - with an actual sized Lego Technic Straight-4 engine to which it's being feared to be a 4-banger just to make an unofficial confirmation that it's not a 4 but a 6. I have no problem if it's a 4 because it's a toy set still but wouldn't it be a more exciting set if the Straight-6 has indeed been replicated well under the set's belly.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Oh I meant I disagree to agree that it's just Star Wars and Simpsons but that being said TLG must still have like Classic American Line for the Technic theme and everything are licensed sets of Peterbilt, Ford, GM, Chrysler. But you're correct the Europe has more iconic vehicles, Unimog is one of them, Arocs though relatively new to the game poses to get the same status, I haven't personally seen one in real life but the beast looks tougher than the Actros that's why TLG must have chosen this over the latter, though a nicely done set I didn't bothered getting the 42030 and waited for Lego to release something better. I'll be sure to shell out another $250 on a set like this, because it has the most parts in a technic set so far and its a Mercedes-Benz.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I agree to disagree with the American part, before I proceed any further, Lego still has a lot of HOMEWORK to do, I'll give them an A+ for the 8110 Unimog for it's sheer size and outstanding suspension system given that it's about a 12th of a scale over then real beast, a pending A for the Arocs until I get my hands on 1 or 2 of it. TLG still has Zetros, Unimog 5023, Unimog U423/523, and Actros left to recreate in Lego scale. As for the Americans, TLG should make representations of classic American machines like Peterbilt 379, Deuce 1 1/2. Back to the Arocs, with the image presented by Cumulonimbus, I'm hoping the crane arm for the Arocs will be taller which I think is a 100% possibility given that it has gen 2 pneumatic pumps on it. This is the 1st set to feature this right?
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    That strayed a little I'm just too attached to my unimog twins, but after inspecting set 42043 through the only existing video and close-up stills, this set proves to be very promising, with a working suspension system on all axles, I'll have to get existing specs from Mercedes-Benz to advance the details on this set, still it's going to be a big let down if our speculations of a Straight-6 turns down if LBG made it a Straight-4, but hey the 8258 which is its closest predecessor had a V8 on it, save for this set which has 2 working differentials at the back and dually setup last seen in 8285 so I'm still hoping its a Straight-6. If it has enough space to where they installed the L-Motor, I might ditch it and place an XL-Motor :D
  6. Go make a technic set that has both manual and remote functions, like can disengage from RC to manual and vice versa and let it have a hybrid tire between Unimog and crawler tires but has to be bigger it will have to be 4x4 or 6WD truck
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Yea its quite heavy (I've got about $600 - $800 worth for the set and parts I've put on the Twins), it's pretty good because its free shipping, bought my first one at a Lego Store in NJ second one was on eBay, and its in pristine condition, I try to keep my twin Unimogs for myself until I get settled down and introduce them to my future kids (girl or boy), these are the gems of my collection, don't get me wrong I like the Arocs but I was expecting another Unimog set (UHN-series U5023, the last one was a UGN-series U400), I may just get one but I'm still open to getting another one if the Arocs turns out well worthy of a successor for the 8110. Some of my pics are on my IG account www.instagram.com/mrpauloabesamis
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I love Mercedes-Benz trucks so this 42043 set stands as a big brother for this 8110 but until we get our hands on it, I think everything is like 50% true about the set and 50% speculation. I like the B-Model which is a semi-trailer but I prefer the main model, looks very construction grade, I do really hope that it's not a Straight-4 but a scaled version of the Straight-6 MB uses for its trucks. 8110 Unimog was like an exception because you get those beasts in either Straight-4 or Straight-6, but what they lack in cylinders, they gain up for their sheer load of torque. I'm still betting the Arocs will have a Straight-6 on it because it will be a crime if it ain't have it. The sets looks promising and challenging, only thing is that the wheels are just too small I think, I was hoping something this big of a set would have packed bigger set of rolling stock bur Lego chose it's 3rd largest wheel diameter for use.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I hear you man, the smaller pullback series sets are disassembled for parts for the big guys in my collection, my second Unimog would have been a parts set but after paying $300 for it I built the cab and chassis and modded the back area.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Same here I never disassemble them, the bigger sets I have 9397, 8110 x2, 41999, 42000, 42029, 42022, 42037 to mention my lean composed Technic fleet are all modded and reinforced to last.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I build them and play them but I don't disassemble them.
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    8110 - Unimog - MODs and Improvements

    This is my take on the Unimogs they use in Dakar, I simply dub it the Unimog U400 Off-Road Support Truck. I revised the side mirror mounted lights to replicate those used by US-spec Freightliner Unimogs, while the wheels have been blacked out, my take on the cab mounted light bar inspired by the newer Unimog U423/U523. The winch attachment has been modified to cater for ramming-like bumper and it also has a tow hook mount for the winch, the lower bumper sees additional component for a "Road Armor" like bumper that simulates exposed stamped steel courtesy of the grey grille panels, I also loosened the small gear inside the winch as I discover that slows the release and recovery of the winch cable, the motor has been changed from M- to L-motor for more power. The main feature of this 'Mog is the custom bed with a large hatch that doubles as a loading ramp for the spare wheels and tires. I started with the basic bed design and added panels on the second layer playing on the technic turn table as the mounting point for the wheels, I was inspired by the expedition style cages used on some Unimogs so I played on that part and replicated it to create a blacked out roof with mounting rails for the cargo area.
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    8110 - Unimog - MODs and Improvements

    I have a Unimog that is about 90% stock/ as is had done some minor modifications on it but my main concern is changing the standard Unimog tires to the ones they use for the power puller set. I want to keep my Unimog as stock as possible with the exception of the tires, as far as the steering will the tires ever hit or rub against the beams and when the shocks move up and down will the tires tend to rub against the fenders (on the stock tires I know it does but only when the suspension is pushed to its limits) any suggestion guys?
  14. Here's my work, I modified the rear frame, dually set-up widened the truck's rear, I also modded the clearance lights, I'm now down to small details I can add to 9397.