As we mentioned at the beginning of the month, the newly released LEGO Speed Champions sets are considered by many LEGO fans as some of the best in the collection so far. There are vehicles for fans of modern racecars, as well as for those who prefer the iconic classics. 🙂
Building minifigure-scale cars with LEGO bricks based on real vehicles has always been a challenge. Even the smallest LEGO pieces are quite large, and the shapes are not exactly suitable for building modern cars with rounded shapes. However, it is clear that LEGO designers are committed to making the LEGO Speed Champions cars as tastefully realistic as possible. This is achieved by working closely with different car manufacturers, using decorative stickers to provide some of the shaping and details, and taking advantage of recently released small elements.
The 2018 LEGO Speed Champions line includes four sets with a single car and driver. This includes the #75884 LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, the #75885 LEGO Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC (see both above), the #75866 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa, and the #75887 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid (see both below). Further down, I have included video-reviews of all four of the sets, so you can see them in detail. Pick the one you like the most. There are no bad choices here!
There is also one set with two vehicles and two drivers. The #75888 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 also includes some additional accessories and an extra minifigure. Love the classic car in this set, especially the shaping of the hood and headlights. Another nice feature is that there is minimal stickering on this vehicle. Again, you can’t go wrong with this set; nice designs, nice minifigs, great accessories. See the video-review below for more details.
The largest in the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions collection is the #75889 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage with three cars, including another classic! Also, check out that start/finish line shaped with the new roller coaster pieces!
I’m not an expert on racecars, so I don’t feel qualified to analyze the vehicles in detail, but I have included JANGBRiCKS’ reviews in the playlist below. He is an enthusiastic racing fan and will give you his thoughtful and informed opinion on each of the cars in the collection. You can select the review you would like to watch using the drop-down list in the upper left hand corner of the player, or just let them play one after the other.
If you appreciate what you see, and you would like to try out building some of the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions sets, they are available at various LEGO retailers and at the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions sets? Do you have any favorites you are planning to get? Have you been collecting the LEGO Speed Champions cars? Which ones do you have already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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