The massive Rosenbauer Panther 8X8 fire truck is made up of almost 3,000 LEGO parts


Ask a group of kids what they want to be when they grow up and I bet you the profession of “firefighter” will appear more often than you might imagine. So it’s no wonder that fire trucks are such popular toys, and sometimes they stick with adults too. Take this guy, for example, who built a Rosenbauer Panther 8X8 fire truck using 2,900 LEGO pieces.
The Rosenbauer Group is based in Austria and is one of the largest manufacturers of fire engines in the world. Their Panther 8X8 fire truck is their flagship and most impressive product in the Panther series, with the company also releasing a 4X4 and a 6X6 version.

The Panther 8X8 fire truck is a 42.6 foot (13 meter) beast that contains two engines with a total power of 1,450 HP. It has a top speed of almost 84 mph (135 km / h) and can accelerate from 0 to 50 mph (80 km / h) in under 25 seconds. The truck weighs 52 tons and has a capacity of up to 19,000 liters of extinguishing compound. Its pump can deliver 10,000 liters per minute. The vehicle’s roof turret can project water up to nearly 100 m.

The LEGO Panther built by “redera00” is a 1:22 replica. It is two feet long and requires 2,900 LEGO pieces. The turret can be raised and you can open the side compartments. The two engines can also be seen under the removable rear bodywork.

The Rosenbauer PANTHER 8×8 LEGO Fire Truck has been submitted on the LEGO Ideas website. The site is run by the LEGO Group and allows people to use their imaginations and come up with ideas for new Lego products. You submit your project on the website and if successful it will be turned into a commercially available package. If this happens, the designer is rewarded with 1% of the royalties.

For your project to be chosen, it must have at least 10,000 supporters. The Panther fire truck already has 9,650 supporters and there is more than a year left to collect more.

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