LEGO Technic - Mack Anthem - 42078

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Product Information

Height 48cm
Width 58.2cm
Depth 12.4cm
Shop By Age 12 + Years
Number of Pieces 2595
Range LEGO Technic
Material Plastic
Minimum Age 11 years
Model Number 42078
Product Type Building Blocks
Type Building Blocks
Weight 3.794kg
Brand LEGO

Why we love this

Enjoy a rewarding and innovative building experience with this exceptional 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic replica of the MACK® Anthem™ truck. Developed in partnership with MACK Trucks Inc., this meticulously detailed model features an array of realistic details and functions. Open the doors and you'll discover a well-equipped driver's cab complete with a detailed dashboard and steering wheel, sun visors, adjustable seats and a bunk bed, while under the hood you'll discover a 6 cylinder straight engine with moving pistons and spinning radiator fan.

You can steer the truck into position, lower the landing legs, extend and secure the outriggers and operate the synchronized crane arms to lift the container onto the detachable trailer. And when you feel like another building challenge, you can rebuild it to create the iconic MACK® LR garbage truck featuring an array of authentic details.

Product Features:

• 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 Garbage Truck are available at
• 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.

Number of Pieces: 2595

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LEGO Technic - Mack Anthem - 42078 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mack Anthem This set is mostly intended for display purposes as it lacks in functions. However, it is very detailed and looks amazing. I just wish the trailer was a lot longer.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MACK ANTHEM Excellent model, nice to see a scale model that's not a car.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mack Anthem The 2017 Technic releases didn't appeal to me, (thank goodness that there was plenty in the Creator series to fill the gap) so I was very pleased when this came out at the beginning of 2018. I had to wait three weeks for it to arrive but it was worth it. On opening the box I initially thought I would be disappointed at the size of this model based solely on the wheel size, the picture on the box is a great deal bigger than the model, but the end result is terrific. I found the build to be very easy, but delightfully time consuming. There are a large number of small pieces to contend with, but the numbered bags deliver exactly what you need for each stage of the build (for the Mack Anthem anyway, probably not the rubbish truck), which is extremely helpful when trying to find a small part. Others have complained of missing parts, but there were no missing parts and all the right colour - as is usually the case in my experience. This will make a great display model as the compactness of the build makes it look very realistic. I have built many Technic models and this one rates highly along with the mobile crane mark II, the crane truck, Volvo front loader and the tracked digger. Much as I still like the old style of engine, especially the V8s, the new engine design turns out to be a great success despite my initial scepticism and clearly the old style engine would not have fitted in the available space. I usually much prefer the model to be motorised, but I can understand the lack of motorisation as the torque required to turn the gears to raise and lower the load is obviously too much for even the biggest of the Technic motors, But I may still try and motorise the drive and steering with infra red control, although the compactness of the build may make hiding the motors difficult. I would highly recommend this model and it marks a great start for Technic for 2018.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best so far My son loves this, he calls it the ice road truckers lorry, lots of play ideas. I just loved the build hard on the fingers but a great result
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly detailed build I have built many technic sets. This by far takes the cake. Every small detail inside the truck is spot on. The size of this set is impressive also. The color scheme was great and playability is awesome. Who wouldn't want a mini model of a mack truck? Lego designers did a fantastic job on this build.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First technic build This was my first ever technic build, and while I found it a bit challenging, I really enjoyed it! I did not build the garbage truck part, but I am happy with the way the parts work and how everything seemed to come together nicely. I will definitely be trying out more technic builds!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall it is a good looking design and worth the money to buys as it have 2500+ bricks However, it doesn't have a very complex gear train system nor good suspension system.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Subpar for Lego Standards This is the eighth large set (sixth Technic) I've completed in recent years. In all of the previous sets, I've never had a problem with part quantity or color. On this build, though, I had problems with both. Not only were parts missing, some of the included parts were the incorrect color. Sure, the structure turned out the same, but the aesthetics are off having a grey piece where there should be a black one. As others have said, lifting the container can be quite difficult due to the sheer forces involved. A cantilevered side lift is difficult with the best of materials- plastic just adds to that difficulty . The steering of the cab is also difficult at times due to the close quarters of the tires to the fenders and frame. Overall, this set was average, at best. There are far better Technic sets available
Date published: 2018-01-08
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