“This is the first time the launch of a Lego Technic set has coincided with the launch of the actual product to market,” said John Walsh, vice president of marketing, Mack Trucks. “We worked extremely hard with the Lego team to deliver a true-to-life representation of the Mack Anthem that folks everywhere will enjoy, whether they’re associated with trucking or not. Lego has traditionally required that all pieces come from their existing inventory, but made a pretty incredible exception in agreeing to develop and include a replica of the Bulldog hood ornament, which speaks volumes to the value they saw in partnering with the Mack brand.”
Mack and Lego designers began collaborating on the project in mid-2016 with a series of online and in-person meetings. Lego designers even came to Mack's Greensboro, North Carolina-based headquarters to drive the Mack Anthem and LR models on a test track, giving them first-hand experience with the trucks' scale and presence.
The result is a highly accurate model of the Mack Anthem that follows in the footsteps of previous Lego Technic sets with extreme attention to detail and several functional elements. At 2,595 pieces, the Mack Anthem set is the fifth-largest Lego Technic set ever.
Features include an interior complete with a detailed dashboard and steering wheel, sun visors, adjustable seats and bunk bed. A working driveline featuring an engine with a spinning radiator fan and moving pistons is also part of the kit.
"The Mack product design team had fun working with Lego and their team, but we took this as seriously as we would any other project," said Lukas Yates, Mack chief designer – exterior. “We’re excited about outcome and the opportunity the partnership has provided to build another lasting impression of the greatest name in trucks."
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