Harness the power of the mighty 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck!
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Carry out vehicle rescue operations with the fully remote-controlled 6x6 All Terrain Truck. This authentic 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic model features a blue, red, yellow and black color scheme, large chunky tires, heavy-duty bull bar with chain and hook, movable lights and a detailed driver’s cab with opening doors. Remote-controlled functions include forward and reverse drive, front steering, extendable outriggers, and a working crane and winch. Rebuild this model to create a Research Explorer Vehicle for a double build-and-play experience.
Features a LEGO® Power Functions large motor, medium motor, battery box, receiver and a remote for an array of remote-controlled functions, including forward and reverse drive, front steering, extendable outriggers and a working crane and winch.
Also features large chunky tires, heavy-duty bull bar with chain and hook, movable lights and a detailed driver’s cab with opening doors.
Check out the vibrant blue, red, yellow and black color scheme.
Activate the LEGO® Power Functions and use the remote control to maneuver the vehicle into position, extend the outriggers, rotate, raise and lower the crane or raise and lower the winch.
A uniquely decorated LEGO® Technic 40th Anniversary brick is included with this model.
This LEGO® Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
Designed for indoor use only.
This product requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for types and quantities.
2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Research Explorer Vehicle.
6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck with boom raised and outriggers extended measures over 20” (51cm) high, 24” (63cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide, and 10” (26cm) high and 7” (20cm) wide with boom lowered and outriggers retracted.
Research Explorer Vehicle measures over 9” (23cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 9” (23cm) wide.
6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck is rated
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Rated 1 out of
A disappointing flagship modelAs the 40th anniversary of Lego Technic, many fans have been anticipating the flagship set to be a special model, but we end up getting a highly disappointing model.
Before I go on to list the negatives I would like to note a few positive aspects of this set so it does not appear i'm hating on this set.
-After the build I was actually surprised on the size of the set. It's size by no means equals or surpasses that of the 42055 Bucket wheel excavator, but for the small piece count is pretty sizable.
-The outriggers on the sides and back are very effective and cool looking.
-Six huge wheels
-Partially remote controlled
Now on to the negatives...
- Only partially remote controlled. One IR receiver, remote, battery box, and 2 motors, which alone costs under $50 somehow adds over $100 to the set. (If going by the average10 cents per piece)
- If you just want this for the wheels, but the 42054 tractor set, it has four of them for a much better price.
- The crane in back of the truck is disappointingly small and the set contains no cargo.
-The set includes a new shade of blue, the third new shade of light in technic three years straight making it hard for us collectors.
-Looks crude and unfinished, especially the cargo bed seeing that there are holes everywhere in it. It looks very ugly.
-Only has a V4 engine for a massive truck.42050 drag racer has a V8 engine and costs five times less! Not saying that I won't more engine pieces, but it just doesn't make sense.
-Doesn't work well outside in bumpy areas, it gets stuck to easily and the remote can't be more than five feet away from the model.
-The B-model manages to be even worse
A very disappointing model especially for the flagship model of the 40th anniversary of Technic and extremely overpriced for no apparent reason. Below I am comparing this model with some previous models, sets that are cheaper and more well worth your money
42070 Tow Truck: 1862 pieces, $289.99 (USD)
conclusion: 15.5 cents per piece horribly overpriced
42069 Extreme Adventure: 2382 pieces, $179.99
conclusion: This set is a more worthy candidate for this years flagship model. Not only does it have 500+ more pieces it also costs $110 dollars cheaper!
42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator: 3929 pieces, $279.99
conclusion: Last year's flagship model costs $10 cheaper, but has three times the amount of pieces! Really Lego? What were you THINKING?!?!? This set has a much better use for your money.
42054 Tractor: 1977 pieces, $179.99
conclusion: You get one hundred more pieces for a hundred dollars cheaper. What more can I say?
42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs: 2793 pieces, $229.99
conclusion: 900+ more pieces costing $60 less. This set also happens to be one of my top three favorite Lego sets of all time, so I'd definitely recommend this to especially since it'll retire soon.
8043: Motorized Excavator: 1123 pieces, $199.99
conclusion: I wanted to include at least one other remote controlled set, so since i have this one, I thought that I'd use it for this comparison. Although it has 700 less pieces it does cost $90 less, and is even fully remote controlled. The power functions alone cost about $90 which makes this set a pretty decent deal.
If by now you don't agree with me on how bad this set is you either really want to support Lego or you are just too optimistic. $290 is a waste of money on this set, and I'd highly recommend any of the sets listed above. All Technic sets this year in general have been disappointing, (with the exception of 42069 Extreme adventure and 42063 BMW Adventure) especially after the great wave of sets that came last year. Lego has said that this is because that they had three licensed sets last year and only one this year. However, I don't think this is the case. Shouldn't it make the licensed sets more expensive? Even with the small increase from a total of $1163 to $1200 the price per part range has increased from 8.9 cents per piece (12,934 pieces) to 11.4 cents per piece.(10,526 pieces)
I hope Lego will learn from these mistakes and continue to improve over last year's sets. I can't wait to see what they have next, but let's just hope we don't have another year like this.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of
Excellent build and play experience 5 starsWhat a great kit! The build overall was very satifiying with many different powered mechanisms running through the main frame. Once complete you have a beautiful blue all terrain recovery truck that actually does what it's supposed to and does it great! The boom crane is strong and can upright my overturned EW160 or Claas Xerion tractor, check out pic. It also looks great with a mean stance on 6 all terrain look tires. The outriggers are strong and do thier job well. In driving mode it runs good quicker than I expected ans easily goes over our indoor obstacle course.
My 3 yo son and I are having a great time running it I reccomend it to everyone who enjoys Technic.
A tip for future builders, turn the string before you tie the knot to the boom so the 2 hook lines hang parallel and not twisted. Overall, my favorite set so far. Keep up the great work Lego and happy 40th for Technic!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 2 out of
Why such a high price?Flagship model checklist:
* Exotic looking sports car or awesome looking off road vehicle? YES
* Power Functions? YES
* Brand name licensing? NO
* Realistic looking? Maybe... The outriggers look very much like what you would find on a real tow truck designed to haul a big rig. The truck itself looks a bit like a customized Russian Ural-4320...
* Multi speed transmission? NO
* Suspension with shock absorbers? NO, It has a fixed front axle and the rear axles are just flapping in the breeze...
* Working V8 engine? NO Well, it does have a straight 4 which wouldn't have enough power to move the truck itself, let alone pull another out of a ditch. Gotta dock some realism points for that one...
* Play or Display? Definitely display only. The differentials and clutches hamper this model's driving capability
* Unique features? Um, do outriggers and a simple tow hook count?
So why does this set cost more than 42055, the biggest Technic set ever released? (42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator, 3929 pieces, $279.99)
The 42069 Extreme Adventure is a far better value is a better candidate for flagship status.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of
Interesting build and decent RC truckThis is the biggest Technic set I have tacked since the space shuttle decades ago. Following on from the Tracked Racer last year this is my second Technic RC.
The build took a long time and was a good challenge. It has a lot of pieces and some complex gearing mechanisms that require concentration and are very interesting to put together. I kept double checking the gears as I was building the model wondering if I had made a mistake but it turned out fine.
Learning how the gears all work together and switch between the different functions was the most fun part of the build and I found this rewarding in itself. It is great to see things like proper differentials making it into a Lego model.
The finished model looks great. I love the blue colour but did not like the dark dishes for the wheels so I left them yellow. I think the blue and yellow go together well. The bear on the front is a nice touch and the chains add to the scale look of the model.
The engine although a little small for the truck has pistons that move as the truck moves which I thought was a nice touch.
I do think more could be done with the bed at the back of the truck. I see the advantage of leaving it open so that the gears can be seen but a removable flat cover so things could be loaded onto it would have been nice.
As for the motorized side of things the truck moves and turns well enough and can navigate over some small dips and bumps. The outriggers and crane all operate smoothly but you do need to flick a switch on the model to switch between these modes.
If I had any suggestions regarding the motorized side of the model it would be that the drive train could do with a little more grunt. As I said with the Tracked Racer I would also like to see Lego offer an 2.4Ghz alternative to the IR transmitter and receivers at some point.
All in all this is one of my favorite builds of recent years. It was fun and challenging to build as well as a great model to play with afterwards.