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.
Build your own 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck, complete with two Power Function motors, battery box, and remote for remote controlled-functions including drive, front steering, extendable outriggers and a working crane and winch!
Includes uniquely decorated LEGO Technic 40th anniversary brick
Rebuilds into a Research Explorer Vehicle
LEGO Technic toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
6X6 All Terrain Tow Truck with boom raised and outriggers extended measures over 20” high, 24” long and 14” wide, and 10” high and 7” wide when retracted. Research Explorer Vehicle measures over 9” high, 18” long and 9” wide.
1862 pieces – For boys and girls ages 11 to 16
This item’s shipping box indicates what's inside. It's not as stealthy as our typical boxes!
6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck is rated
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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.
Date published: 2018-01-03
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 3 out of
What are they thinking?I bought this set along with the Extreme Adventure. I was excited for months to get this set. All the pictures and videos hyped it up so much. A full remote PF set, which hasn't been seen on a large set since the Volvo loader.
Getting into the build it was usual for a large set. One thing that baffled me was the use of so many different colors on the frame. This was the first set I was missing a piece from. Once the building was done, I took it for a little spin. It moves as fast as the Volvo loader, but that's where the similarity stops. The selector switches are complete garbage. I actually thought I was going to snap them off. I was able to find the lever down under the cab and switch it there. Using one remote, you only get 1/4 of the functions at a time. Forward/reverse and left right. Switch a lever and you get outriggers and crane up/down, same lever and it's winch/crane rotation.
As far as looks, this is a nice looking set, reminds me of a 5-ton Army truck. Good selection of headlights, tail/marker, and caution lights. But, really, this set is lacking on so many areas. The interior is garbage, the bed area is open and looks unfinished. I could go on but other reviews may point them out. Guessing the designer took a sick leave and the Janitor finished up this project. Hopefully this is an exception and not a new standard..
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 3 out of
Average Set That Could’ve Been Great.Many missed opportunities that could have made this set great. I want to ask Lego as to why this truck doesn’t have a working suspension? It’s the flagship model of the 40th anniversary of Technic so why not go all out? And instead of using a servo motor for steering they decided to go with an M motor. The problem with this is that the front wheels never recenter after a turn as they would with a servo motor. And the bed of the truck is unfinished completely. It looks like the designer either ran out of time or was in a hurry to go home and said the heck with it!
It’s not all bad however. The build was great fun with very little repetition and the crane arm is sturdy and strong! The play value is good but it has a hard time getting over obstacles due to the lack of a proper suspension.
I would recommend this set only if you can get it at least 30% off MSRP.