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LEGO Technic Mack Anthem 42078 Building Set (2,595 Piece)

Model: 42078
Walmart # 566262241
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Explore state-of-the-art engineering and design with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica of the Mack Anthem truck and trailer. Developed in partnership with Mack® Trucks Inc., this 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 building set also features a Mack bulldog hood ornament, and can be rebuilt into a detailed replica of the iconic Mack LR garbage truck.

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Most helpful positive review
Absolute fantastic building experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and watching this amazing mechanism come together. My thumbs are sore from all the little parts but it was worth it seeing what came together. It was really interesting seeing the amount of detail going into this truck, the little engine is definitely my favourite part! I would recommend this to any heavy machinery lover. Just make sure you have the space for this at it is long, but a marvel to see.

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Explore state-of-the-art engineering and design with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica of the Mack Anthem truck and trailer. Developed in partnership with Mack® Trucks Inc., this 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 building 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 LEGOcom/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

Specifications

Features
Teether
Brand
LEGO
Theme
LEGO Technic
Gender
Unisex
Character
LEGO
Model
42078
Age Range
11 years
Assembled Product Weight
7.62 lbs
Color
Black
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
22.91 x 18.90 x 4.88 Inches

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Most helpful positive review
3 customers found this helpful
Fantastic heavy machinery
Absolute fantastic building experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and watching this amazing mechanism come together. My thumbs are sore from all the little parts but it was worth it seeing what came together. It was really interesting seeing the amount of detail going into this truck, the little engine is definitely my favourite part! I would recommend this to any heavy machinery lover. Just make sure you have the space for this at it is long, but a marvel to see.
Most helpful negative review
1 customers found this helpful
Not good for kids to play with
I bought the Mack truck for my grandson for his birthday. He loves Legos and trucks. I followed the directions carefully. It looked nice when it was finished, but is extremely fragile. Many of the parts fall fall off when I simply moved it from the table to the floor for my grandson to play with. The bumpers, mirrors, fenders, and other details fell off when I picked it up. I though the purpose of Legos was to be played with. The truck trailer seems to be made much better than the cab. So far it has not fallen apart even with loading and unloading the container. It was neat to see the valves move in the engine when the truck moves, but when you open the hood, parts fall off. In summary, this truck is not meant to be played with.
Most helpful positive review
3 customers found this helpful
Fantastic heavy machinery
Absolute fantastic building experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and watching this amazing mechanism come together. My thumbs are sore from all the little parts but it was worth it seeing what came together. It was really interesting seeing the amount of detail going into this truck, the little engine is definitely my favourite part! I would recommend this to any heavy machinery lover. Just make sure you have the space for this at it is long, but a marvel to see.
Most helpful negative review
1 customers found this helpful
Not good for kids to play with
I bought the Mack truck for my grandson for his birthday. He loves Legos and trucks. I followed the directions carefully. It looked nice when it was finished, but is extremely fragile. Many of the parts fall fall off when I simply moved it from the table to the floor for my grandson to play with. The bumpers, mirrors, fenders, and other details fell off when I picked it up. I though the purpose of Legos was to be played with. The truck trailer seems to be made much better than the cab. So far it has not fallen apart even with loading and unloading the container. It was neat to see the valves move in the engine when the truck moves, but when you open the hood, parts fall off. In summary, this truck is not meant to be played with.
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Absolutely brilliant set

I received this as a Christmas present last year. Building the truck to start off with was amazing, the intricate detail that the people at lego have been able to capture is incredible! For the price to piece ratio is great value when compared to the price of the Porsche, which I also have! I've recently built the second model to the set and that too is very well put together, even more so than the first model. The B model was definitely more challenging as this took me longer to complete it! Overall, the whole set with both models is amazing and really worth the price!! Worth every single penny!

Excellent 2018 addition

It 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... :-)

I love the steering wheel

Everyone 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.

Mack Anthem 42078

Just building Legos as a hobby this was one of my first Technic sets i have built i think its very detailed on the truck part, I'm a fan of simi trucks this one looks great and is fun to build a little high priced but over all it's worth it would recommend to truck fans. I am now on my third set it was that much fun to build.

The only recommendation i have to Lego is for there next set is to have the truck full R.C. with a light set that would be stunning.

Ideal for rainy days

I 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. :)

Hey, Bulldog!

The cool Mack Anthem truck was my second true LEGO build in my life. Due to the generosity of a brother-in-law, I had the honor, privilege and enjoyment of building the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket. What a great build and, of course, I was now hooked on LEGO! He bought me the rocket, so I returned the generosity by buying him the Porsche. What a guy! Being hooked, I needed to find my next project and, in consultation with my brother-in-law, selected the Mack Anthem.

I am not a marathon LEGO builder...maybe taking one package of parts at a time or working on it in spurts. My brother-in-law doesn't understand this. I did take my time and did make mistakes when I rushed things a bit. And compared to the Saturn V, the build was more challenging for me. In the end, it is a beautiful piece of work and really impressive.

I have only one negative comment about the truck. With chrome and shades of gray available, I don't understand why the iconic Mack bulldog hood ornament comes in gold/baby poop yellow. Given the crispness of the lines and decals and the overall color scheme of the Mack, I find the yellow bulldog standing out like a sore thumb. Therefore, while visiting my brother-in-law (my PLP or Primary LEGO Physician, aka LEGO Doctor), he was kind enough to paint it silver. Now it looks like it belongs! Even if the bulldog couldn't be provided in chrome, it, at least, should have been in a shade of gray.

Back to my LEGO doctor. One of the rear wheel assemblies fell off and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to re-attach it. So, knowing I was heading to Raleigh to visit my brother-in-law, I took the truck with me to obtain his guidance. The doctor not only repaired it, but also showed me where I had gone wrong in building the assembly initially. Good, understanding LEGO doctors are hard to find!

During the "appointment," I also expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the truck tended to tip when the container was fully extended towards the ground. I groused that LEGO had really messed up by not making the stabilizers actually functional. This is a comment other Mack truck builders have made. But, again, the good doctor came through, by showing me that, indeed, the legs (or arms) quietly click into place, thereby ensuring that the truck does not tip and the rear wheel assembly does not fall off. My "co-pay," it turns out, was the just released James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Worth every penny! Thanks, Doc.

Great build!

Bought this for my birthday so my 3 year old son and I could build it together. He lost interest after a few minutes.

The build itself was great, very detailed, easy to follow instructions.

I've built both versions of the kit and it's been a ton of fun. Everything works well and looks great!

Great set

This was an awesome set to build. It took me a while to build as a piece was broken so I had to wait about 2 weeks for it to arrive. Other than that it was an amazing build. It was especially useful that the bags were numbered to.

Let's start of by talking about the cab. I found it very interesting how the steering wheel mooves when you turn the wheels. A feature I have not seen before. The bed - although you can't really see it - is a nice little feature that adds some detail. The detail is amazing inside the cab. It's has great mechanical workings inside the cab.

The trailer is amazing, the lifting features are cool but it does take some time to use. The locks on the container doors are pretty interesting. The legs to keep it stable is a nice added feature.

Overall this is a great set and I'd recommend it to people who enjoy building LEGO.

Awesome Mack truck

I love this Mack truck

I would recommend this to everyone who loves LEGO as much as I do

And value for money

Just love it so much

Fantastic heavy machinery

Absolute fantastic building experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and watching this amazing mechanism come together. My thumbs are sore from all the little parts but it was worth it seeing what came together. It was really interesting seeing the amount of detail going into this truck, the little engine is definitely my favourite part! I would recommend this to any heavy machinery lover. Just make sure you have the space for this at it is long, but a marvel to see.

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