Last week we received the pictures for the complete Lego Technic lineup for first half of 2018. I have to say I really like the 42078 Mack Anthem truck, it’s got plenty of details, tons of pieces for a fair price and a B model that could easily be an A model on it’s own. I read a lot of complaints (as usual), and one of them is about the proportions of the truck. I made a quick comparison with the real thing:
Please note that the perspective of the 2 photos is different and it is a very quick and dirty alignment. What I can see from this:
- on the Lego version the nose is longer and the curve of the bonnet is not that significant
- the rear wheels are 1-2 studs too close to the front
It is very important too see that this is not a scale model but a Lego Technic interpretation of the Mack Anthem truck, with all the limitations of the system and the available pieces. I think the designers did a very good job, and as always – it’s Lego, you can build it just the way you want 🙂
Bought this to build front load garbage truck…when will instructions be available for that? Any clue?
As far as I know the official release date from Lego is the 1st of January. I assume the instructions will be available after that date.
who designed this set?
The Truck and the Garbage Truck was designed by Milan Reindl. You can see a short designer video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qV45_J1beA
The trailer was designed by Markus Kossmann.
I would like to know the actual scale of this model. I know the length of the model but can’t seem to find the length of the prototype. Do you know what scale this was designed to? Tks