…And Start Your Engines
2018 was a good year for car lovers amongst LEGO fans. I always like remembering the first of June when the Technic Bugatti Chiron was officially introduced in Billund. And while everyone was mighty impressed with the Technic version next to the real one, Woody and Jessie took the very first spin on the roof of the LEGO House. Good memories for sure.
2018 also saw som fantastic Speed Champions sets. The next year will be no exception. The series of modern cars in mini figure dimensions will continue. Just in time for their release next week, we´re having a look at the models that will roam the streets of many LEGO cities and race tracks around the world.
From January 1st of 2019, five new sets will be available.
Ferrari F40 Competizione
I have to admit that I never really was a Ferrari fan. This might change with this model of the iconic F40. It was the last model Enzo Ferrari himself worked on. I absolutely like the shape of this red beauty.
But what I like even more ist he possibility to customize this Speed Champions. You can either have your street version with a red spoiler; or you can build the Competizione , the racing version with a black wing, clear headlights and different alloys (next to different decals on the bonnet and a different exhaust design).
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
The Camaro shows up dressed in black and blue. As it´s a race car, it is equipped with a real cage to protect the happy driver in the unhappy case of an accident. The shape of this racer is also easily recognizable. So, fuel up and off you go!
Here´s another supercar. Unlike the earlier McLaren Speed Champions the Senna looks like a real supercar. Similar to the 2017 Ferrari development center, the McLaren Senna comes with a big fan that will put your car in a wind channel. I´m sure this racer will easily compete on any circuit.
And on to double power.
After the single fun the next two sets provide double fun.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Now we´re getting to see some real icons. The Dodge Challenger is presented here as the 2018 SRT Demon version. The yellow car is also a beautifully shaped dreamcar. And with a price of around one tenth of the price of a Mclaren Senna this musclecar is more likely affordable.
Also from the Dodge family comes the Charger. This black version takes us back to the year 1970. The shape of this build is my favourite among them all. When thinking of a typical car this would be the ideal version. The Charger also comes custamisable. Just look at the bonnet…
The only car from the 2019 Speed Champions that may be more famous will be the little one from the last set:
1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Buggy
Yes, it´s true: This last set contains two Minis. The John Cooper Works Buggy is a model made for rough terrain. No sand or dune will stop it from finishing the rally.
Number two is the legendary 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally. This light-weighted racer is equipped with two spare wheels that are attached to the roof. And if you take them off this icon looks like it only just finished The Italian Job. What´s not to like?
Want To Go For A Spin?
If you’re looking forward to taking one of these machines to the streets yourself, then here’s your chance. We’re giving away one package containing each one review set (meaning they’re already built) of the Ferrari, the Chevrolet, the McLaren
A huge THANK YOU goes to The LEGO Group for providing these sets.
Ready? Set! Go!
A Non-Belgian living in Hamburg, Germany. Curiosity-driven and mostly to be found on tiny adventures and great journeys.