Even vintage cars can be built wonderfully from bricks. With the Mercedes 770, COBI has perfectly combined this genre with the military series.
|Building Time ca.:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
In contrast to the standard version, these instructions are of course somewhat more extensive, as a large stand is also built. As usual, on the last page there is a tabletop map and the parts list. The construction is child’s play thanks to colored parts on a completely grayed-out substructure.
In the first construction steps we create a base from small plates. The first printed tiles, which are supposed to represent the grooves of a running board, are already being used here. After both the seats and the steering wheel have been placed, the fenders are attached to the car as molded parts. Here you have to pay attention to the correct position, as 4 different shapes and sizes are used. At this point, all mountings for wheels, doors, convertible top, trunk lid and flags are already available on the vehicle.
In the first step we build the hood for the trunk. This is massive and also has the well-known star printed on it. Now it’s the turn of the doors. While the back has a width of 2 studs, the front 3 studs. There are no prints on these doors. There is even more for that at the front. The grille consists of a large molding that is completely printed. Directly below is a 1×2 tile on which the license plate is printed. We put the separately built convertible top on the two C-clamps at the rear.
The following construction steps continue with numerous printed parts. The 6 rims have a large Mercedes star printed on them. Of course, there is also a license plate for the rear. Some of you will probably know the two printed flags from one ship or another. The actual vehicle is now ready and it is the turn of the stand. This is reserved for the limited edition, which also contains an officer as a second figure.
Building this little vehicle was a lot of fun. Of course, the curves of this classic car require a molded part at one point or another, without which it would not be possible on this scale. In addition to the additional figure and a certificate, the limited edition also contains a large display stand, which justifies the low surcharge. Unfortunately, for some time now, these limited models can only be ordered directly from COBI, which has made them significantly more expensive, not least because of the high postage.