Elaborate LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Actros Truck

Mercedes-Benz Actros Truck – LEGO Technic MOC Version

This is one super tight package, and an answer to a recent official LEGO Technic Arocs set (42043). Contrary to the official set this LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Actros Truck  does not have any functional attachments, this is a truck and its job is to pull a trailer.

White is the dominating color and it is easy to distinguish every element used to create this elaborate and detailed construction. It is interesting how many various elements were used to recreate the cabin shell. The constructor also tried to keep the true scale of this model, apart from the wheels, which actually look better in this variant.

Notice how tight this package is, just look behind the cabin. It involves pneumatics and electric Power Functions. Pneumatics operate cabin lift, and trailer lock on truck’s ‘fifth wheel’. Suspension movement resembles the real truck movements, also there are 12 LED lights on the front for that special effect.

The Mercedes badge is made out of a small grey steering wheel, and there is a clever door lock mechanism using LEGO rubber band. Overall this is one majestic looking construction, it looks great slowly rolling through. It just needs a nice trailer to make it a true showpiece.