LEGO Technic - Mack Anthem - 42078

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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 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I bought this set mainly for the LR garbage truck, but I built the Anthem first (I didn't want to take appart the Garbage truck, build the Anthem, then rebuild the Garbage truck) and I think they are amazing! The Anthem is amazing in detail, and the functions of the trailer are great. The Garbage truck is overall fantastic! The bin is kind of bland, and there is about a sixth of the pieces go unused in the Garbage Truck. Over all this set is great. Well done Lego!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice detail all in all this build was a great way to spend the weekend has some nice hidden details and do recommend this one.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oops... I might have built this too quickly, now my fingers are in continuous pain. I can't even finish my Bugatti Chiron :(
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. :)
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mack Anthem I found the build to be interesting and fun with great challenges here and there (other than the container) with plenty of variety. I enjoyed the 'modular' aspect to this truck (the 'sections'). It built up the suspense for the kids. It's a beast of a truck and fun to play with. I think it's great value for money and a must for technic / vehicle fans.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome model Started building today. What an incredible model. Love the details. Adjustable seats and steering wheel. Found the build quite easy going. Love the fact that there are separate bags for specific parts. Size is very large.
Date published: 2018-06-09
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  • Build an authentic Mack Anthem truck model!
    Meticulously detailed, developed in partnership with Mack Trucks Inc.

  • A realistic and authentic replica!
    Enjoy rebuilding this model into a LEGO® Technic Mack LR garbage truck.

  • LEGO Technic Mack Anthem
  • Engine

    Build the 6-cylinder straight engine with moving pistons and a spinning radiator fan.

  • Cab interior

    Features authentically designed bodywork, opening and lockable doors, and adjustable wing mirrors.

  • Trailer

    The detachable trailer has outriggers, landing legs, crane arms, and a container with lockable doors.

  • Steering system

    Use the working front-axle steering and rear wheel drive to steer the truck into position.

  • Outriggers

    Extend the outriggers and lower the landing legs to secure the truck in position for heavy loads.

  • Crane arms

    Operate the synchronized crane arms to lift the container onto the trailer for transport.

  • Rebuild into a Mack LR garbage truck
    This is a 2-in-1 model with even more authentic details!
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