Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem review updates and RC mod with SBrick

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 🙂

 

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Lego Technic 42033 + 42034 + 42035 3-in-1 RC mod

I’d like to share a small but agile creation – the remote control mod of the 42033 + 42034 Extreme Off-Roader combined set. Additional parts (mostly for steering) were used only from the set 42035 Mining truck.

The sets and Power Functions components are:

There are multiple options for the remote control:

For the video I used the 8878+SBrick combination as the control was easier with an USB gamepad through the SBrickcontroller app. It turned out to be a very fun little car, pretty quick considering the size. Enjoy the video!

Disclaimer – if you make a purchase of the parts/sets listed above on Ebay or Amazon then you’ll also contribute to my future Lego projects.

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Lego Technic 42069 RC mod with Power Functions and SBrick

After building the 42069 Extreme Adventure set the next challenge was to motorize it. Luckily the set has a spacious internal structure, it is pretty easy to squeeze in several Power Functions components. The aim was to add the Power Functions parts without taking apart the set completely or to change the original structure, so obviously there are more elegant ways to hide all the motors and to upgrade the suspension and the drive train. The list of the added elements:

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42050 Drag Racer upgrade – inner details

As I don’t have the resources at the moment to create building instructions for this set and the changes are not that difficult, I think it is enough to share some detailed photos of the set without the body. I also took some photos of the two sets side-by-side to make the differences visible.

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42050 Drag Racer upgrade – real wheelies!!

And finally, here is the second part of the 42050 Drag Racer video where you can see if the upgraded version can do real wheelies by itself (hint – it can 😉 )

The body panels and the stickers of the upgraded version are mostly coming from the 42041/8041 Race Truck, I think they fit perfectly.

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42065 RC Tracked Racer + SBrick + Android game controller

I created a separate video with the following setup – 2 buggy motors + BuWizz + SBrick and controlled with an Android-compatible game controller through the great SBrickController app of imurvai – you can find the link to the app in this Eurobricks forum thread.

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Spot the difference!

Can you spot the difference? 🙂 Full post with video coming tomorrow, check back! 😉

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