Lego Unimog – Review (Set 8110)

Lego Unimog BoxThe Lego Unimog is the largest Lego Technic set ever made- and that is saying something!

When images of this Lego model of the Mercedes Benz masterpiece were first released (leaked) fans went nuts over the Unimog’s design.

It is without a doubt one of the most awesome Lego models ever made and a definite must have if you can endure the hours and hours of painstaking (but ultimately rewarding) construction involved in putting this model together.

Lets Take a Closer Look

Lego UnimogLego Unimog – Details

Lego Set Number: 8110
Pieces: 2048
Minifigures: N/A
Price: US $199.99 / £154.99
Ages: 11-16
Released: 2011
Theme: Lego Technic
Our Rating:  (5/5 – A Recommended Set)
Best Prices: We recommend Lego Shop At Home for the Unimog or Amazon (More Expensive at time of writing).

Lego Unimog – A Closer Look

This is a big model and really only recommended for older Lego Technic fans who have already wet their feet in the world of beams, pins and cogs. All up you are looking at around 8 hours of construction so be prepared to set aside some serious time!

Having said that, the build may be long but if you or your child is interested in the details it is never boring.

The Lego Unimog box is big and heavy. Seriously consider getting this shipped to you for a flat rate or be prepared to pay alot for postage. If you plan to buy from a physical store, don’t park your car too far away :0)

Lego Unimog InstructionsThere are 5 instruction books in total, each full of detailed construction.

Unlike many Lego instruction books where one can spend a long time discerning whether a piece is supposed to be Black or Dark Grey, these particular instructions makes the difference easily identified.

Which is a blessing because, with a 2048 piece count, you do not want to get half way through building the Lego Unimog only to discover you have put the wrong color piece in 30 steps ago!

The pieces are sealed in 4 different bags – 1 contains the chassis, 2 has the cab, 3 the dump tray, and 4 for the rest.

…8 hours later…

Wow! Seriously…wow!

The completed Lego Unimog model is so full of playable goodness and just looks so impressive.

The model rolls very easily on the large rubber tires and the suspension is very bouncy.

The crane (which operates using Pneumatics) is a very cool addition. It is powerful, and would be interesting to test the amount it can lift (if you are interested in that sort of thing).

Really describing the Lego Unimog in words is a little difficult for me because I don’t know all the technical terms to convey the various elements accurately enough…Perhaps I’ll let others do the talking (and video-ing).

Value For Money: Big and Expensive but SO worth it /5
Play Experience: Good build experience and great powered functions – 5/5
Pieces & Minifigures: Some great new pieces for Technic fans– 5/5
Value For Kids:  If your kids are into Technic this is THE model of 2011 5/5

The Brick Life Rating
Lego Review Ratings 5/5

Lego Unimog – What Others Are Saying

  • “This really is the greatest Technic set for me, and I would love to see TLG top that with next year’s flagship, but I’m not looking forward to that yet, I would just enjoy my Unimog a little more.”
  • “Look past the price if you like technic you’ll love this set this is the most impressed I have ever been with a technic set the only thing it’s missing is full RC capability”
  • “This set is one of the best LEGO Technic sets out there. The detail is incredible and it works very well.”

Lego Unimog Gallery

Lego Unimog Video

Where To Purchase The Lego Unimog

We recommend Lego Shop At Home for the Unimog orAmazon (More Expensive at time of writing).

Comments

  1. Salvador Rosas says:

    Very good set. I think its cool. But it has competition. Set #9398. I TRULY think my son will love 9398 just a little better than 8110. But still a very awesome set.

  2. Salvador Rosas says:

    Box weighs like more than 5 1/2 pounds!

  3. Salvador Rosas says:

    9398 also costs $200. It is a NEW set. Barely released in fall of 2012. Let’s see what technic set Lego will release later in 2013. Since it’s already Jan. 3,2013. I just remembered!! THE HORIZON EXPRESS WAS RELEASED JUST 2 DAYS AGO IN JAN.1,2013!!!!!!!! Anyone have $129.99 please?

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