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
3.5 out of
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 2 out of
All show, no go.I was very excited to get my hands on this set, it was definitely the pick of the late 2017 sets, but when I had finished it, my opinion had changed somewhat, the lack of suspension on a set of this size is a massive oversight and that alone takes it down to a 4/5, the power functions operate very slowly, driving the wheels and the crane which take it to 3/5 , the hugely inflated price it the final straw, 2/5.
Huge disappointment and combined with Lego's poor customer service recently, I can't recommend this set.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of
Feels unfinishedFinished product looks, nice but I feel that it felt short in the details like unfinished.
Just couple of example:
Like other review mentioned it does not have any shock absorber, but there would have been enough space to add it.
There is nothing to cover the battery box like the other sets they have. All the other set for example like the class xerion or the bucket wheel excavator they all have it.
Towing arm is not expandable it is fixed one.
Do not feel that the set is really the flagship one for the technic sets I would not feel that for this price it was worth it. If you planing to purchase a set look into some other one which are more value and they feel as a finished products.
Date published: 2017-07-29
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.