I made my first quick proof of concept rc mod of the Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem truck to see which motors fit and how in the chassis using some spare parts I had. I did not plan to release any instructions or images about it as it was just a test and I will do a proper RC mod sometimes in the future.
Since the instructions are available now I built the B model of the 42077 Rally Car as well. It is a buggy, following the design of the Beetle-based beach/dune buggies. The car does not have any special Technic features just the standard ones so I felt the need to spice up the review video a little bit 🙂 You can see all the motorized decorations in details at the end of the video.
Lego made the building instructions available yesterday so I’d like to present you the official B model of the 42078 set, the Mack LR Garbage truck:
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas with this video and thank you for your support!
The Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem received additional rc functions with the lights and the motorized trailer, controlled by 2 SBricks. The light sequences of the container are also controlled by one of the SBricks. The trailer has 2 Power Functions L motors built in. Also tested with M motors but they could not handle the load. Please note that this is a test RC mod, so there won’t be any instructions for the time being. I’m planning to do a proper rc conversion and I’ll share that one in details.
The upgraded container interior is based on the following alternate build of 40223:
Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem review updates and RC mod with SBrick
– Updates/correction of my review
– RC mod with Power Functions and SBrick
This is my first proof of concept RC mod of the 42078 Mack Anthem truck with Power Functions Servo motor and L motor, controlled via SBrick. I’ve also posted some updates and correction of my review published yesterday. I was informed via the comments how to properly operate the crane so I did a test again and apparently the whole structure is much more stable when the trailer is connected to the truck. As you can see I’m not an experienced crane operator or truck driver but I’m learning quickly 🙂
This is the second set form my lucky early bird Lego purchase. Let’s start with the unboxing, review & speed build video:
The Mack Anthem is the result of a new partnership between Lego and Mack Trucks Inc. The Anthem is the newest highway truck from Mack, introduced only a couple of months ago. The B model is a Mack LR garbage truck – instructions will be available later online.
I was lucky to pick this set up really early, did not expect to have it until January. Have a look at the speed build and feature presentation video:
I finished the instructions for the 1st Stormtrooper motorcycle from the Darth’s Angels photo scene:
This MOC only uses parts from 42036 Street Motorcycle and 42039 24 Hours Race Car.
The inventory can be found on the rebrickable page:
Photo gallery instructions can be found here:
If you’d like to purchase the sets I used to create this MOC and you’d like to support my work then please use the Ebay/Amazon links below:
You can see two Lego Technic pullback sets in action today – 42058 Stunt Bike and 42059 Stunt Truck are doing jumps and crashes in 180 fps slow motion 🙂
I finished the building instructions for my buggy motor mod of agrof’s class 1 unlimited buggy. Please note that these are not complete instructions, the aim was to show you the main modifications I made on the car. There’s no part list either this time. I tried to highlight which part/sequence needs to be changed compared to the original build. I was using 2 BuWizz units to power the buggy motors, the units were replacing the seats in the cabin.
Link to the original build & instructions on rebrickable: