December 7, 2022

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The Ultimate Driving Machines

Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 512M and more immortalized as Lego sets

Lego has introduced a slew of new Speed Champions sets, the types dependent on true certified cars, for 2022. The most current batch includes a smorgasbord of supercars, from beloved classics like the Lamborghini Countach to nonetheless-to-be-produced promises like the prolonged-awaited Mercedes-AMG One. There are 7 automobiles in whole, released in five sets. 

Our preferred is almost certainly the 262-piece Lamborghini Countach, primarily based on a afterwards LP500 variant. Not only does it tick the box of a childhood desire device, but the angular shape of the true-everyday living Countach lends alone well to staying recreated in Lego bricks. Also, it truly is modeled in white instead than the usual purple.

We also actually dig the Ferrari 512M. It marked the final of Ferrari’s V12 endurance racers, and even nevertheless it was soundly spanked by the Porsche 917, the automobiles are undeniably stunning. The 291-piece Lego set does a terrific job of capturing its brutal wedge silhouette in brick variety.

Rounding out the one-car sets is the 247-piece Lotus Evija. The electric Lotus has a bit of a generic supercar seem about it, but that is not entirely the fault of the Lego package. Its remarkable vents are unable to genuinely be replicated with the confined “resolution” of the Lego bricks. Its rear, with special taillight-encircled air tunnels, is a little bit more unique.

In addition to the single auto sets, there are two much larger sets of two cars and trucks just about every. One particular is a 592-piece Aston Martin-themed pack that features the Valkyrie AMR Professional and Vantage GT3. All over again, it is really a little bit complicated to sculpt the cars’ curvaceous traces out of straight-edged bricks, but the exertion is admirable. The Valkyrie is possibly the more effective of the two, as the Vantage would resemble a Corvette or Viper if it didn’t have stickers to make clear the information.

Final but not the very least is a twofer comprised of 564 bricks to develop the Mercedes-AMG One particular and seven-time Formula 1 world winner Lewis Hamilton’s W12 racer. In Lego’s formal products description the driver is not pointed out by title, but the selection 44 presents it away. The product of the A person indeed appears like a sharp supercar, but the blocky pieces never specifically replicate the traces we’ve found on camouflaged examination mules. The F1 car or truck design appears a little bit much more like the actual thing, complete with the Petronas livery that graces Hamilton’s steed.

Lego has been carrying out a wonderful work of immortalizing supercars and classics in brick form in their Speed Champions lineup. Very last year noticed kits of the McLaren Elva, Koenigsegg Jesko, Toyota GR Supra, Chevrolet Corvette, as nicely as the Ford GT and Bronco. Their much more detailed Technics line has witnessed automobiles like the Ford Raptor, Volkswagen Camper Van and BMW M1000RR motorbike. 

When the kits search entertaining, we wouldn’t mind if they did not skew so intensely toward unobtainably highly-priced, restricted-output vehicles. What child would not want a package of their parents’ Chrysler Pacifica, a Ford Transit Connect to replicate a town scene, or a Mazda Miata for some thoroughly clean, truthful entertaining? The solitary-vehicle sets will retail for $19.99, the two-packs for $39.99. All 5 sets are scheduled for a March 2022 release.

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