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2019 LEGO Speed Champions sets review

by admin on January 30, 2019

in Other LEGO Themes

LEGO Speed Champions has been a very successful line with minifig-scale versions of real-life racecars. Of course, on such a small scale, it is hard to build realistic vehicles, but LEGO designers have been doing an awesome job! A great number of small elements have been released in the past couple of years, including small tiles, corner pieces, angled tiles, small slopes, etc., which makes it possible to create more subtle shapes. In addition, LEGO designers also use stickers to make the cars recognizable. The LEGO Speed Champions line has an enthusiastic following, with fans collecting their favorite cars, or even the entire series. Some of the cars with few or no stickers and more generic shaping can also work as LEGO City vehicles, or the parts can be used to build custom cars. For this year, we got five new LEGO Speed Champions cars, so let’s take a look. 🙂

➡ #75890 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS FERRARI F40 COMPETIZIONE: This is one of those LEGO Speed Champions cars that could be used in a LEGO City setting. It comes with few essential stickers, and the shape resembles a generic sports car. A unique feature of this model is that it can be transformed into a classic F40 road car – the last car that Enzo Ferrari oversaw in his lifetime. It comes with interchangeable hood and spoiler and four sets of hubcaps! Now, that’s amazing! The set also pairs up well as the smaller version of the large #10248 LEGO Creator Ferrari F40 released in 2015. This is a solid little set overall, and could even be considered one of the best LEGO Speed Champions sets due to its versatility and great parts selection. A minifig driver is also included. You can check out further details at the video-review below. 198 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

➡ #75891 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 RACE CAR: This is one handsome racecar! It comes with an adjustable roll cage, and wheels with exclusive printed Chevrolet Camaro-branded rims. There are a couple of more printed pieces towards the back of the car with Chevrolet print, and the rest of the decorations are stickers. JANGBRiCKS’ video-review on this set is particularly educational as he compares the car to the real life version. This is another very nice addition to the LEGO Speed Champions line-up. A minifig driver, and fuel canister are also included. 198 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

➡ #75892 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS MCLAREN SENNA: The Senna is a seriously difficult car to replicate in LEGO, especially at this scale. LEGO designers used some very tricky and unusual techniques here, and thus putting the set together is full of delightful surprises. JANGBRiCKS has a lot to say about this set, so you might want to take a look at the video-review below. A minifig driver and a buildable wind tunnel with rotating fan are also included. 219 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

➡ #75893 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS 2018 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON & 1970 DODGE CHARGER R/T: This is a larger set with two vehicles, three minifigures, and a lever-operated start light. The Dodge Challenger features two sets of wheel rims, and the Dodge Charger – an iconic American muscle car – has a removable supercharger and alternate engine cover. Both of these cars can be used in a LEGO City setting, which makes them extra versatile. 478 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

➡ #75894 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS 1967 MINI COOPER S RALLY & 2018 MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS BUGGY: This is the largest of the 2019 LEGO Speed Champions cars with two vehicles, four minifigures and a fully equipped pit stop station with car jack stand, mechanic’s creeper, tool racks, and tools. The 1967 MINI Cooper S Rally features a roof rack with 2 spare tires (just like the original car), while the 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy has suspension to drive over rough terrain. The little red MINI has been an instant favorite with many LEGO fans, even those who are otherwise not interested in LEGO Speed Champions. It is probably the cutest car LEGO ever released. The dark-green MINI looks kind of cartoonish, but that’s how the real vehicle looks like as well (as JANGBRiCKS points out in his video-review, this is actually some mix-up in the naming of this vehicle). 481 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

And that wraps up the 2019 LEGO Speed Champions sets. The collection is not too large, so even if you want to get all the vehicles, the price is not too overwhelming. And if you are just looking for certain vehicles for your city, or parts for your own models, you can just get the set(s) you like the most. All in all, this is a very well designed wave of LEGO Speed Champions cars. There is a good variety of vehicles, interesting designs, pieces, and colors, and the prices are not bad. You can find all the new sets (along with some of the previous releases) at the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the 2019 LEGO Speed Champions sets? Do you have any of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉

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Tito January 30, 2019 at 1:35 PM

The mini is so good! I wish lego put it in a small set, not a double pack. I don’t care for the weird larger mini.

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waverider January 30, 2019 at 2:13 PM

I agree. I so want the Mini, but I don’t care for the rest of the set. The Ferrari is really cool too.

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admin January 30, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, a lot of people say that. The MINI is the star of that set! 😀

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Martin January 30, 2019 at 3:16 PM

I like that they are doing some classic cars too. The MINI is probably one of the best, and I also like the 1968 Ford Mustang. I agree that they are getting better with all the new parts. It makes them less rely on stickers.

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Rob January 30, 2019 at 7:12 PM

I just bought the F-40 at the Lego store last week. I had just enough credit to cover the cost. I currently have it sitting next to the Creator Expert F-40 on tall, narrow book shelf. Amazing details; even my mom was impressed with the details and weight of the Speed Champions version. What also impressed me was I had no idea Lego could print on the side of such tiny elements! Four of the 1 x 1 plates were printed, two with the Ferrari logo.

Gotta give Lego credit, they really do put an effort into details. Also I’m glad they printed those logos on the side of the pieces, I don’t even want to imagine the pain of trying to work with a sticker that tiny. 😛 😉

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Rob January 31, 2019 at 10:04 AM

I just realized this morning after commenting on my age in a previous comment and now with the above, that yes, I am currently living with my mom, I’ve been taking care of her (and my step-dad as a home care giver until he passed away) but I’m not just living in my mom’s basement! LOL! Right now it’s the best situation for both of us and I do work pretty hard in helping her out! 🙂

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TomTom January 30, 2019 at 8:37 PM

It seems like the newer cars don’t rely on stickers as much. They still have them, but you don’t have to apply all of them if you don’t want to. Like others, I love the MINI!

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Oldtimer January 31, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Does anyone know how are the stickers on these sets? I have been staying away from Speed Champions because I’m afraid the stickers will peel.

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Rob January 31, 2019 at 10:11 AM

I have a couple of the models from when they first came out and I’ve not seen any issues with stickers peeling off or even coming loose. Lego stickers seem to stick really well, as I have the UCS Darth Vader’s Tie Advanced with the description placard and the sticker on that one is still firmly in place, and that model is a good ten years old, so I think for the time being they’ll be good.

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Rob January 31, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Or I should say for the long haul they’s probably be good. Gotta stop posting while I’m still not awake yet! 😀

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OhioBricker January 31, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Probably my favorite wave of Speed Champions. I already have the Ferrari F40, which I mostly love because of its lack of necessary stickers. At some point, I’ll get the Dodge drag race set (even though I’m not a Dodge guy at all.)
I dislike the giant Mini so much that I wouldn’t buy that set for any more than $14.99, which is what I assume the Mini Cooper would cost.
I’ve already ordered all the exclusive pieces from Bricks & Pieces, though, so it’s just a matter of time before I have my very own Mini Cooper.

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admin February 3, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Yeah, the MINI should have been its own set. Good thinking ordering the unique parts at B&P! 😀

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