Was unsure when I first saw it, but finally decided I want to get the Mack Anthem when I saw Technic figures will fit inside. I do wish they had chosen a different color for the bulldog piece though. Silver might have come out better than gold, and of course a chrome piece would have been awesome.
I do think it needs improvements and was wondering what anyone has done to customize this set.
The included trailer is lacking in appearance due to it being short (I figure the truck was the designers' main focus).
A big box trailer would look nice, but will take a lot of bricks for even a respectable length unless I can find enough panel pieces in one color. May go with a flatbed trailer and some interesting cargo such as another Technic vehicle, but would need something in scale and somewhat realistic like the Mack is. Maybe a trailer specifically for construction vehicles with a removable tongue for the vehicle to drive off near ground level.
It needs more wheels. Someone at Lego must be unfamiliar with the term 18-wheeler, as this tractor-trailer combo only has 10 which is what the truck alone should have. What wheel/tire can be used to replace the included ones to give it proper dual tires for the truck's rear axles and the trailer. Looks like this wheel/tire combo
used in many Model Team models might work. Anyone know if these fit within the front wheel-well?
Also thinking of adding motors for remote control operation. Will need to get an XL motor (don't want to take it out of the 6x6 Tow Truck) )unless a smaller will do for the drive motor. Already have an extra small motor for steering (as used in the 6x6) and extra receivers from trains.