Fasten Your Seatbelts

…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.

Good times with Woody, the Chiron and Jessie.

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.

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Ferrari F40 Competizione

Ferrari F40

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.

The Competizione and the street version. Note the different headlights, alloys and wings.

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).

The black and the red wing.

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car

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!

The Camaro with its wide tyres.

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McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna

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.

Two of five hundred worldwide.

And on to double power.

After the single fun the next two sets provide double fun.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
1970 Dodge Charger.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T. More Power.

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.

The Challenger with its female driver- a demon in disguise?

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…

Fast or superfast?
Charger and Challenger ready for giving it all.

The only car from the 2019 Speed Champions that may be more famous will be the little one from the last set:

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1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Buggy

1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.
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.

Ready for some desert fun.

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?

Still going strong and fast.
The little one and the big one.
Receiving another trophy at the camp, while…
…the Buggy is up for maintenance.

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 and the two Dodges. All you have to do is leave a comment below saying that you want to increase your fleet. One lucky winner will be drawn on Sunday, 6th of January 2019. The sets will then be delivered to their doorstep with p&p on us. Worldwide entries welcome!

A huge THANK YOU goes to The LEGO Group for providing these sets.

Ready? Set! Go!

The new Speed Champions team wishes you good luck and a happy new year!
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Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
2 years ago

Thanks for the great review. Another fantastic SC lineup. I am beyond excited for the Mini set. Can’t wait to add that to my collection.

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
2 years ago
Reply to  HerrSM

Yes I want to win some of the new sets to add to my collection. Been collecting the Speed Champions sets since they first came out. The Ferrari and McLaren are my other favorites.

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
2 years ago
Reply to  Stefan

Fingers crossed! Yes, a Mini Cooper set will be in my SC garage. I just love. Is whole series!

Matt Osborne
Matt Osborne
2 years ago

Love the mini. Shame it doesn’t come in a set on its own

David Rasmusson
2 years ago

Great pictures + informative text = excellent review. I would of course love to take them all out for a spin! <3

Jan Zilliacus
Jan Zilliacus
2 years ago

Fantastic cars! The Charger would probably be the most coveted one for my 5 and 7 year old boys :)

Ian Cockayne
2 years ago

Great looking sets, the designers have done well in capturing the shapes of the cars even at this scale. Being a closet petrolhead I would love to take some of these for a spin, particularly the classic Mini and Dodge Charger, Stefan.

Maëlick
2 years ago

I really like the red Mini and the Charger. It’s too bad they need to be bought alongside another big ugly car

Kenton Anderson
2 years ago
Reply to  Maëlick

I agree. The big mini is not appealing at all but the small one is awesome!

Boris
Admin
2 years ago

Cool to see the love for these small cars.
I kinda like the classic expert cars better, but these take much less space for sure.

Tomasz Lasek
2 years ago

Thanks for a great review of these iconic cars. All are great but I would be more than happy to put my hands on this Italian, red beauty. Or that little boy collecting car magazines which still lives inside me would be more than happy. The premiere of F40 was when I was in golden age of my interest with cars so when I saw it in the first place in your review, my heart started to beat in its V8’s rhythm! I would love to have this one!

Alexander Alekseev
2 years ago

I’ve just finished my first SC set this Christmas and, oh boy, these cars are beautiful. So, I definitely need more for my garage! :)

Davidgrafika
2 years ago

Thanks a lot for this one more time very nice giveaway.
My SC small collection will be very thankfull if some badguys and fast&furious guys cars come to join the gang.
The Dodge Charger will be a super cool pal for the GT40… ;)

Davidgrafika
2 years ago
Reply to  HerrSM

Yes, it’s more a symbol than the F40, I think . The American way of life.

Matteo
Matteo
2 years ago

Thanks for the review and the giveaway! I love the Ferrari F40 and I will buy (or win ) it probably. So I will increase my fleet.
Kind regards
Matteo (legometropol on Instagram

Thomas Thoresen
Thomas Thoresen
2 years ago

Please add me to the list. These sets are soo cool That Charger…

Thomas Thoresen
Thomas Thoresen
2 years ago
Reply to  HerrSM

Yes… very much so!

Peter Fairhead
Peter Fairhead
2 years ago

Would love to win a set

Peter Fairhead
Peter Fairhead
2 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway

Ian Saunders
Ian Saunders
2 years ago

Would be great to receive any of these awesome motors!!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Great review, the 2019 speed champions sets are amazing and I need all of them, please!

Thomas Thoresen
Thomas Thoresen
2 years ago
Reply to  HerrSM

Thank you very much! I am so excited and can’t wait to take pictures… Have a wonderful day.
Thomas

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Congrats Thomas!!

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I wanna increase my fleet

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Sorry, I was to late …