The LEGO Speed Champions series has been quite popular with both LEGO fans and car enthusiasts, due to the very nicely detailed minifig-size version of real racecars. Those who have been collecting all of the sets would have close to thirty LEGO Speed Champions cars by now, and there is likely more coming in the future. 🙂
Whether you have the whole collection of LEGO Speed Champions vehicles, or just a few, displaying them is going to take a bit of planning. Of course, you can just line them up on a shelf and they will look fine, however if you really want to showcase them properly, you are going to have to build them a racetrack!
Fortunately, building a racetrack out of LEGO bricks is not that difficult, especially since the LEGO Speed Champions sets already include some of the most difficult sections. The #75911 LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop includes a fully equipped pit stop that you can use for any of the vehicles. The #75912 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 GT Finish Line comes with a start/finish line, as well as a podium that doubles as a mini-garage (see above). The set also includes eight interchangeable national flags (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, UK, and USA), trophies, and some other useful accessories. The #75874 LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race includes a start/finish line as well. And the #75876 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane has another well-equipped pit stop. The most complete of all of the sets is the #75883 LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team with a grandstand, a pit garage, a corner barrier, a hairpin corner with camera rig, a pit wall section, and even a hot dog stand (see below).
You can pick any of these sets to add some really nice details to your racetrack – see the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop. Other than that, all you need is some road-plates for creating the tracks, and stands for the spectators. You can get both straight and curved road-plates, as well as standard large baseplates directly from LEGO from the Brick Accessories section of the Online LEGO Shop.
For the bleachers, all you need is some standard LEGO bricks and plates to make a very nice and functional structure. I particularly like the one made by BrickVault, as you can see in the following video. Only basic blue bricks are used to build up the height, and 2×8 plates in white and red make up the seats. It’s a very simple, but really good looking design. I also like the addition of white and red tiles at the edge of the road-plates to make it more like a racetrack. If you would like to build the bleachers yourself, Richard from the BrickVault shares the LEGO Digital Designer file here: LEGO RACETRACK LDD FILE
If you don’t have enough room to display an entire racetrack, you can just make a straight section with the bleachers behind and the road-plates at the front. Such an arrangement should fit on most shelves. This way your racetrack doubles as a permanent display for your LEGO Speed Champions cars, and whenever you want to play, you can take the assembly down from the shelf and quickly expand it to a full track with more road-plates.
The LEGO Speed Champions cars are fun for racing, look good on display, and are perfect for minifigs to drive around or even race in your LEGO city! If you want to make your display extra special, you can add a bit of detailing with the ideas mentioned above.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Speed Champions sets? Do you collect them? Or just have a few? How do you display them? And how do you like the racetrack we discussed here? Feel free to share your thoughts and own display ideas in the comment section below! 😉
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