42078 Mack Truck revealed

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Mack Anthem

Mack Anthem

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Dutch LEGO shop Brick Fever has revealed pictures of 2018 Technic set 42078 Mack Anthem, which will retail for 142.99€ when it's released early next year.

Update: Brick Fever has kindly sent us hi-res photos which you'll find on the set details page.

The site has also posted images of 42077 Rally Car, 42075 Fire Truck and 42076 Hovercraft.

After a relatively lacklustre year for Technic this year, things are definitely looking up!

60 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Yep, just done so :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Two possibles then :) the truck and the yaught :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Makes 42070 look pretty embarrassing, especially considering the guestimate price.

Would have made a good set for the 40th anniversary.

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By in United States,

That Mack truck looks amazing! I'm sure somebody's going to make the large semi trailer on their own. Not sure about the rally car, though it looks like the new wheel arch is used for the foil in the back. I do appreciate the effort to create something different with the hovercraft and the already announced sailboat too. Good day for technic fans!

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By in United Kingdom,

Absolutely spectacular sets. 42077 Rally Car and 42078 Mack Anthem particularly appeal to me but all four are excellent. More for the wanted list!

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By in United States,

The Mack truck looks spectacular. The Fire Truck set I might get, it's the most appealing of the smaller Technic sets I've seen in quite a while... I don't like 42077, and 42076 I'll only get if it's pretty inexpensive. It doesn't look super large.

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By in Sweden,

I'm not really into LEGO Technic, but that truck looks absolutely amazing.

€142.99 seems a very good value, although I can't find the part count. The store page simply says 'Part count: no'.

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By in Poland,

Finally a Technic set I want and I will buy that Mack truck for sure.

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By in United States,

And it looks like that 42084 will be a $13 set based off of that shop's price in euros.

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By in United States,

That Mack Truck blows last years Technic sets out of the water.....so detailed, with what appears to be little to no gaps. Spectacular!

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By in United States,

That Mack truck is just beautiful! I'll have to break my no technic rule for that one!!

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By in Australia,

I've wanted to make a swing-lift trailer like the one on the Mack truck. I wonder whether it could be MOC'd so it extends to carry 40' containers.

The rally looks really sporty.

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By in Germany,

The Mack truck looks really good, might be my first Technic purchase after decades..

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By in United Kingdom,

As said, Mack Truck looks great. Will probably be my 2018 Birthday present. Note: no power functions. I reckon I can build it from parts I own already.

The Rally car looks good but I'm struggling to see the functions? There's an engine at the back, which is a shame, I'd hope to see a compact front engined front wheel drive drive train.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Mack is definitely one for me especially if I am driving one when I get to NZ, and the Yacht. The Rally car looks ok but doesn't quite sing from the rally sheet (can't quite put my finger on it), hoping the prices are more reflective than this years.......

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By in Netherlands,

That Mack is just great, with a very nice B model that would even have been a great set by itself.

Just as well you grabbed the pics off that site quickly Huw, because the listings seem to have gone already...

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By in Netherlands,

I love the big technic sets. And this one will definitely become part of my collection!

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By in United Kingdom,

This is the best looking technic set so far.

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By in United States,

Lego is finally using system bricks with technic again!

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By in United States,

@catwheeler: I mean, they never stopped using them here and there... the Unimog, 4x4 Crawler, and Bucket Wheel Excavator all used System parts for detailing. This one may use slightly more than some of those for the shaping of the grill, but it's not that much of a leap from what we've gotten before.

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By in Canada,

The scale is somewhat smaller than the Aroc 3245 (42043). The wheel size on the Mack truck is 49.5x20 versus 62.4x20 for the Aroc. Nonetheless a definite buy for me considering the appalling choice we had for the 40th anniversary of Technic. The secondary model is also very impressive. There is a very good deal of non square angle geometry on both models. Let's hope there are a few useful new parts as well!

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By in United States,

The hood ornament looks great, I'll need a few of them.

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By in United Kingdom,

WOW The Truck looks fantastic but I much prefer the secondary build the garbage truck, and the new golden dog piece for the hood of the truck looks very useful, I'm guessing it will cost around £140. The Hovercraft is the 2nd best and the other ones are not too interesting

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By in New Zealand,

Cool hood ornament!

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By in Australia,

Exceptionally cool! Looks reminiscent of the Model Team line, would be good to see more models with a mixture of system and technic parts.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can already tell 2018 is going to be an expensive year. The Mack truck looks stunning and one of only a few where the B model looks as good as, if not better than the A model. Check out the windscreen wipers on the B model, would be even better if it included power functions.

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By in United States,

Isn’t that small gold dog on the front a new piece?

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By in Norway,

The color is a little boring, i wish it was red.

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By in United States,

That new golden dog hood ornament is AWESOME! will have to bricklink it for sure!

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By in Canada,

This truck is AWESOME! INSTANT GET! Looks amazing with the 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper, vell detailed, beauttiful and ... AWESOME. I think the color/polish wanna be the "Mack's liquid silver".

Is this set sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc.?
Or the idea came from TLG?

Did you know?
"The company's trademark is the bulldog, which can be found on the front of almost all Mack trucks. A gold-plated bulldog indicates the truck was made with a Mack produced drive train of engine, transmission and drive axles. A chrome bulldog indicates other manufacturers' components were used." (source: Wikipedia)

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By in United States,

How come they have such an aversion to putting proper duallies on the back of semi trucks?

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By in United States,

The Mack truck looks so so good. Hopefully it has good functionality too, for the people who appreciate that in TECHNIC sets.

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By in Canada,

I just saw the yacht #42074 out in a toy store here locally and was wishing I would find other 2018 sets but that seemed to be the only one.

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By in Netherlands,

I like the model but I think I'd rather have had the B-model in the same scale as the other big trucks like the Mercedes, Peterbilt and Scania from the last few years.

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By in United States,

hi tires are to small !!!! need to use 62.4x20s !!!! so truck wood be the height as 42043 set !! and other trucks in europe !!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

That truck is so realistic that at first glance I thought it was a scale model! The rally car is cool too.

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By in Viet Nam,

There is one thing I don't like: front of the truck where Mack plate attached, I think it's more realistic (less solid) with beams than black plates there.

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By in Australia,

I am so badly not a technic person, but this is beautiful . It will probably be my second ever technic set, after 42043

Also bricks 29119 and 29120 in dark grey are hype. Not as hype as they would be in white though.

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By in United States,

I’d love to see a Lego version of that new Tesla truck!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ yeah, that would be cool, but I don't think it's possible with lego's current part inventory.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the mack anthem and the rally car, the truck just needs a lego sized Eddie stobart sticker on the back container and hood,

I adored the orange porsche last year every time I see it in john lewis, s on display I wanna cry coz I don't have it.

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By in Finland,

10745 is a better Mack

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By in Netherlands,

I quite like the colour-scheme, and I am glad it is not red. I have enough red panels TYVM.

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By in Canada,

Same wheels as the Wolkswagen Beetle 10252. Or Sunset Street Bike (31059)

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By in United States,

I bought an actual brass Mack truck hood ornament at an antique store a couple years ago. I must have that Lego piece, it is the stand out star of the set IMHO

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By in United Kingdom,

This is also part of the 1st wave of Technic sets for 2018, usually the bigger, better sets are released in the 2nd wave in the summer so if this is anything to go by how good are they going to be? Looking forward to seeing toy fair footage in January.

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By in United Kingdom,

8486 is a better Mack.

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By in United States,

To bad the scale is smaller than the other largest trucks. What is the release date?

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By in Belgium,

143€? Dont think thats the correct RRP.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whilst impressive in detail I yearn for the Technic sets of old, with visible beams and a distinct lack of body panels. Part of the appeal, for me personally, was being able to see the underlying mechanics in the completed build.

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By in United Kingdom,

@vader11 Probably 1st January.

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By in Hungary,

Most beautiful Technic set

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By in Croatia,

When will they be available?

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By in Australia,

Stunning Mack truck - even the secondary build looks great. Very impressive.

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By in Ireland,

Totally agree with hornz. Here's another Technic flagship set I won't be buying.

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By in Indonesia,

My favorite is the Mack truck.

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By in United States,

To someone who mentioned System bricks being used on the Mack, which btw is awesome looking, they have been used a lot more extensively in the last couple years. 42069 had a lot of them in particular. What I would like to see more of are the 2x'' plates with the holes in them again and more 1x'' bricks with holes, say 1x8 or 1x10 and up to 1x16, adds excellent rigidity in larger models. I recently made a low-boy trailer, which btw might work, with some modification, with the Mack's 5th wheel setup. Trailer was made almost entirely of plates and bricks, and those 8x16 flat panels in black for the bed. Great for hauling medium size cars, construction equipment, etc. I just plug in those 16L link chains to the holes in the side of the trailer, double them up to make 32L, etc.

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