Discover innovative design with the Mack Anthem truck and trailer!
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Explore state-of-the-art engineering and design with the LEGO® Technic 42078 Mack Anthem truck. Developed in partnership with Mack® Trucks Inc., this authentic replica model comes with an array of realistic technical details and functions, including front-axle steering, rear wheel drive and a 6 cylinder straight engine with working pistons and spinning radiator fan. The detachable trailer has extendable outriggers, working landing legs, synchronized crane arms with side loading capability, and a loadable container with lockable doors, while the accessible driver’s cab has opening doors, adjustable seats, detailed dashboard, steering wheel, sun visors and a bunk bed. This 2-in-1 advanced builder set also features a Mack bulldog hood ornament, and can be rebuilt into a detailed replica of the iconic Mack LR garbage truck.
Features authentically designed bodywork, front-axle steering, rear wheel drive, 6 cylinder straight engine with moving pistons and spinning radiator fan, detailed driver’s cab with opening doors, adjustable seats, steering wheel, dashboard, sun visors and a bunk bed, and adjustable wing mirrors.
Also features a detachable trailer with extendable outriggers, landing legs, synchronized crane arms and a container with lockable doors.
Includes special decorated elements and manufacturer´s logo, plus an iconic Mack® bulldog hood ornament and a collection of authentic stickers.
Check out the authentic gray, black, white and green color scheme.
Steer the truck into position, lower the landing legs, extend the outriggers and operate the synchronized crane arms to side-load the container onto the trailer.
Lift the hood to reveal a detailed 6 cylinder straight engine with moving pistons and spinning radiator fan.
Open the side panels to access the fuel tanks.
This LEGO® Technic advanced building set is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
This set includes over 2,590 pieces and is suitable for ages 11-16.
2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a replica of the iconic Mack LR garbage truck.
Building instructions for the Mack LR garbage truck are available at LEGO.com/technic.
Mack Anthem truck and trailer with crane boom and landing legs extended measures over 10” (27cm) high, 32” (83cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide, and over 8” (22cm) high and 5” (15cm) wide with the crane boom and landing legs retracted.
Mack LR measures over 7” (19cm) high, 22” (58cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide with forks and container lowered, and over 12” (33cm) high with forks and container raised.
Rated 5 out of
I love the steering wheelEveryone who has seen this has taken it off the shelf and played with it, it looks outstanding!
The hardest part of the build is the fourth set of bags, I spent about four and a half hours on it.
My favorite part of this is thae way the steering wheel tilts and turns as the steering on the rear of the truck is turned.
The hood tilts up showing the engine which is not the usual V engine, it is a nice look.
My only real complaints are that the antennae on the doors come off easily as does the front of the truck. I can't let most people play with it as they are not going to be careful with it. Also the cranes have a problem lifting the cargo container, maybe I am not doing it right, but the cargo box with the chains almost tips the truck over when taking the container off of the truck.
As stated before it looks amazing, the features are cool. The steering and the engine are a welcome change. Whoever designed this it looks great and the steering is cool to play with. The engine is nice to look at. The outriggers and winches are not ideal for me.
All in all, I love this for display.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of
Excellent 2018 additionIt was cool to see this offering for 2018, a big fan of technic trucks. I also have the Acros Truck too and it would be good to compare the two The build was straight forward but it took some time. The most intense part was building the cab, there were a lot of small parts for it construction.
Comparing it against the Acros, there are two main differences, one is the control of the vehicle. The Mack control system is more stable than the Acros, where the Acros system gives you the feel it was going to break based on the tension being applied.
the accessibility to the engine is relativity the same as the Acros.
I was initially disappointed with the engine in the Mack, using standard pieces to build the cylinders rather than the engine mimics as in other products. But after building it I was quite happy with the turnout, gives you a nice clicking sound and is the right size.
I find the hitch to be strong in the Mack, the Acros kept falling off during the drive. What I do not understand is the insertion of the bed in the cab with no easy access to use it.
The mechanisms for the cargo hold is nice, I think it was best not to include the motors, the movement is overall very strong and stable through the whole process.
While I like the pumps and motors, the can complicate the design
For playing, I find the engine hood to be sensitive with part easily falling off.
As with Acros, I have some parts missing.
now on to the garbage truck... :-)
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of
MACK ANTHEMExcellent model, nice to see a scale model that's not a car.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of
Ideal for rainy daysI bought this set knowing it would be a challenge and boy it did not disappoint. It took me a while and took me several days to complete. Having a kid and family I could only afford 30 to 1 hour build time and the set is well designed to accommodate small moments like these. Overall I am impressed by the level of details in the truck. It's visually stunning and fun to play with. My only problem is that you need to play with both wheels to lower the container otherwise there is an imbalance issue if you only use one wheel at a time. I cant wait to motorize this one. :)