Its good looks and attention to detail extend to the back of the cab. How hard would it have been to divide it into two parts — one for the truck and one for the trailer? If this is a soft return of the Model Team, I am all for it. Bags 1-4 have everything you need to build your Mack. What is particularly special about it is that it is connected to the actual steering wheel inside the cabin. As others have said, lifting the container can be quite difficult due to the sheer forces involved.
You can only get the instructions on line for the garbage truck. This set was fun to build,and great value for the cost. Instructions The instruction book is a single, heavy 420-page-long guide. The trailer completely defeated me because there was one point where the model would not come together according to the plan. 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.
This is the eighth large set sixth Technic I've completed in recent years. Back in the day we were lucky to get a pallet made from a few bricks, or a cubic Technic frame, to unload from our vehicles. A box car or flat trailer would probably have been more typical but a bit boring so instead we have a self-unloading container carrier which looks great and packs in some cool Technic functionality. The tractor unit is stylish but clumsy - it doesn't seem to fit scale-wise. An interesting piece was used for the engine fan. What does matter is that the steering mechanism has been implemented properly: the actual steering wheel is coupled to it, in addition to a wheel at the back of the cab.
There is a very good deal of non square angle geometry on both models. I had so much fun building this model. It feels kinda flimsy and looks a little odd, but is nearly completely hidden once the cab is fully-assembled. Have you, or do you know anyone who has added power functions to it. Bought this set in early january and it is fantastic! Word of advice to other future garbage truck builders: Do not bother trying to open the pieces in the order the bags are numbered.
Developed in partnership with Mack® Trucks Inc. I spent ages re-checking the build and could not find any errors so had to abandon it. When they are fully extended they are locked in position to prevent the trailer toppling over. The truck is massive and heavy due to a huge amount of System pieces used for the hood and interior of the cabin. It took me a while to build as a piece was broken so I had to wait about 2 weeks for it to arrive.
Also features a detachable trailer with extendable outriggers, landing legs, synchronized crane arms and a container with lockable doors. He bought me the rocket, so I returned the generosity by buying him the Porsche. An interesting piece was used for the engine fan. This set includes over 2,590 pieces and is suitable for ages 11-16. But as it stands, you will have a lot of pieces left over if you build the garbage truck model. Save yourself time and headache and open all the bags from the get-go. I did make one small improvement.
Huge Technic panels envelope the cabin, hiding all the mechanisms inside. 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. I was initially disappointed with the engine in the Mack, using standard pieces to build the cylinders rather than the engine mimics as in other products. I think pneumatics would have been better, but would have been much messier in design, with all the necessary hoses. It takes a bit of force to turn the cog to get it back up not ideal for motorising.
I bought this set just out of a hobby and getting back into Lego Technic sets for fun. This is not a well designed nor well prepared mod, just a test for fun. This is a comment other Mack truck builders have made. It sure would be helpful if the lift arms were motorized. A cantilevered side lift is difficult with the best of materials- plastic just adds to that difficulty. I wanted something that I could spend an hour on at night to decompress and clear my head before bed.
My thumbs are sore from all the little parts but it was worth it seeing what came together. Maybe just one more set. The white box feels packed as dense as possible. While I prefer the traditional Lego Technic piston engine, the 6-cylinder design for this set is an ingenious compromise, given the limited amount of space. The Anthem itself looks stunning and it's great to see increasing quantities of System parts being used in Technic sets to improve the aesthetics and to provide small details that are normally lacking. I waited until this morning to make my purchase, though, so I could get the 60th anni set as well. Comparing it against the Acros, there are two main differences, one is the control of the vehicle.
At first glance you might be hard pressed to tell it's actually a Technic model. The dumpster is a little disappointing, as itâs a miss-match of extra pieces. This is definitely good for the instruction book; no way it can be damaged during transportation or unpacking of the set. The mechanisms for the cargo hold is nice, I think it was best not to include the motors, the movement is overall very strong and stable through the whole process. Let's hope there are a few useful new parts as well! Is it possible to get a List of required parts for this upgrade. As a result the cylinder movement is not accurate because, as you'd expect given the parts used, the cam offset is 90 degrees, so during the cycle two cylinders 'fire', followed by another two, followed by one and then the last one. Itâs has great mechanical workings inside the cab.