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Rusty rat rod ready to rumble

Are six-stud-wide LEGO cars considered historical vehicles yet? Builder Isaac Wilder. may find it hard to step away from this style but his execution definitely sets him apart from older Speed Champion sets. What the builder gives up in space for minifigures, he makes up in shaping and scale. Fantastic building techniques balanced through nice parts usage gives us a greebly, exposed engine suitable for such a reinvention of a hot rod. Its worn-down, rusty body is an aesthetic choice classifying it as a “rat rod” which is meant to show off the builder’s personality through the worn-down, rusty parts. The nicely executed transition to five-studs wide near the engine also helps give the hoses (used as the exhaust) a nice angle away from the body.

Rusty

The main thing I’m unsure of is the tires. There aren’t many examples of actual white-walled LEGO tires so most builders usually make their own by wedging parts together or pairing white wheels with black tires. Though it’s possible 1saac made his own, or that I couldn’t find these exact parts while writing, it is also possible these are from a diecast model that just happened to have tires that fit around the silver discs. Even if it isn’t a “purest” model, this is still quite a satisfying example of proper six-stud LEGO cars.

LEGO Speed Champions 76900 Koenigsegg Jesko – An obscure supercar [Review]

Speed Champions have been widely regarded as on of the best themes LEGO has to offer. Even if cars and similar vehicles are of no interest to you, these small display sets may have impressed you in one way or the other. LEGO Speed Champions 76900: Koenigsegg Jesko may look like the weaker sets from the Summer 2021 lineup, but it may be a long-awaited model of the Swedish car brand. It is still a great-looking LEGO car with an enjoyable build, and more importantly, it has fewer stickers than the average Speed Champions set. Coming in at 280 pieces and one minifigure, it is currently available for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99. Does this set convey LEGO’s love to its neighbouring automobile industry? Let’s find out!

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LEGO Speed Champions 76906 1970 Ferrari 512M, 76907 Lotus Evija, and 76908 Lamborghini Countach [Review]

When the Speed Champions theme first launched in 2015, it was clearly targeted at younger builders, but over the years, the construction techniques, attention to detail, and the inclusion of some very popular racing car brands have steered the theme to a more adult audience (pun intended). The quality of the finished models is definitely shelf-worthy. LEGO has announced the latest wave of sets featuring brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Lotus, and Aston Martin. We got our hands on the entire wave, and we’re revving up to take a look at three of them. LEGO 76906 Ferrari 512 M, 76907 Lotus Evija, and 76908 Lamborghini Countach. These three Speed Champions sets and more will be available on March 1, 2022. 76906 Ferrari 512M includes 291 pieces and will retail for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99, 76907 Lotus Evija includes 247 pieces and will retail for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99, and 76908 Lamborghini Countach includes 262 pieces and will retail for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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Spring 2022 LEGO Speed Champions sets revealed, including Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 512 and more [News]

Today we’re getting our first look at the Spring 2022 wave of LEGO Speed Champions thanks to German retailer JB Spielwaren. The new lineup of 8-stud-wide cars includes both old classics like the Lamborghini Countach and new supercars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro. The sets are slated to be available March 1.

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Spacey-Racey Swoosh Champions

When you love spaceships, it’s impossible not to like racecars. And vice versa. They two go hand in hand like… Cheerios and milk. PaulvilleMOCs combined the best of both worlds in this colourful racer. The racecar influence, as well as the respective sponsor decals, stems from usage of odd car elements from an old promotional LEGO set released in Cheerios boxes.

Cheerios Spacecraft Space

PaulvilleMOCs originally built this racer as a parts experiment for our good friends at New Elementary. Check out his article where he explores these strange promotional sets which barely pass as LEGO, proving that even the weirdest of the weird can be used in LEGO creations!

McLaren’s GT for the win

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automotive endurance race that tests the limits of cars and their teams. Highlighted in the film Ford v Ferrari, the race challenges teams to beat the competition by going the farthest within 24 hours instead of getting to a finish line first. Speed and reliability were crucial factors that led this notable design to victory, though Ford forcing Ken Miles to slow down helped. This model by KMP MOCs pays homage to the 1966 winner, by technicality, the Ford GT40 Mk2 driven by Bruce McLaren. The white circle and hood stripe nicely contrasts with the black body of the rest of the car. Gotta love those rounded 1×1 plates for their utility in design. The builder also makes use of new Speed Champions pieces and techniques to achieve a smooth, 8-stud wide design for this iconic car.

Lamborghini Countach: an 80s icon

The Lamborghini Countach is what I imagine when I think of Lamborghini. The trendsetter of the “Italian wedge” cars that are still the golden standard to this day, and the original 80s supercar before the 1980s. Builder Barneius Industries painstakingly recreated the Countach LP-5000, which was a popular variant produced in 1985, making it a true 80s supercar. This small, yet detailed build is in current LEGO Speed Champions scale, which is also minifigure compatible. Barneius carefully selected 325 pieces to best represent all the angles and fine details of this supercar.

Lamborghini Countach LEGO MOC

A minifigure can fit in the driver seat, as configured by the windscreen piece from the Ferrari F8 Tributo set. Barneius also uses custom stickers for some of the details of the Countach, such as the iconic wheel rims. This isn’t different from official Speed Champions sets using stickers for headlights, racing decals, and everything in between. Seeing an 80s icon built from LEGO pieces makes me appreciate its more angular nature. As many curved pieces, LEGO has introduced, they can’t exactly nail some of the more recent supercars.

Lamborghini Countach LEGO MOC

In other news, Lamborghini just announced a brand new iteration of the Countach to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I wonder if Barneius timed his build to coincide with the reveal…

Check out a few more builds of the Countach we have featured! If you want other Lamborghinis, we have plenty more!

LEGO Speed Champions 76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R [Review]

Even if you are not a motorsport geek you may have heard about the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race known for Ford’s 24-hour endurance win. By the way, the event was portrayed in the 2019 movie Ford v Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon. To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the legendary achievement, last August, Ford revealed a brand new Ford GT Heritage Edition. And while car collectors are hunting down the new edition of the GT, another Ford’s icon, Bronco R, is competing in one of the most dangerous off-road races in the world, Baja 1000. Together these two very different vehicles ended up in one 660-piece LEGO Speed Champions set, 76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R which will be available starting June 1 for US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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First look at the 2021 LEGO Speed Champions lineup featuring Toyota, Ford, Dodge and more [News]

German retailer JB Spielwaren reveals six new sets featuring 9 new vehicles to be added to the Speed Champions lineup for 2021. The new sets are expected to be released on June 1st 2021.

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Shrink the Mustang, but horsepower remains the same

The 10265 Ford Mustang set is regarded as one of the best LEGO car models ever produced. It’s big and packed with details, and unfortunately doesn’t fit in your city layout. Not to worry, Thomas Gion built a small, minifigure-scale of the iconic 1967 Mustang. The shapes and curves capture the essence of the car better than an official LEGO Speed Champions playset of a very similar car model. This small Mustang is truly a feast for the eyes.

1967 Ford Mustang (minifig scale set 10265)

Thomas’s small build retains the iconic dark blue and white colour scheme of the Creator Expert model. He also included some of its functions, like the adjustable rear suspension, and the additional supercharger, front splitter, side exhausts, and rear spoiler. Unfortunately, steering is the only function that didn’t make it to Thomas’s build, but at this scale it’s impossible. LEGO City and Speed-Champions-scale cars don’t need steering anyway.

1967 Ford Mustang (minifig scale set 10265)

Thomas submitted this wonderful creation to us on our Discord server. Head on over to join conversations with your fellow readers and builders!

LEGO Speed Champions 76899 Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO [Review]

LEGO may have released a batch of new March 2020 LEGO sets yesterday, but there’s still a wealth of sets from January worth taking another look at. One of the biggest changes to happen within a LEGO theme is the change in LEGO Speed Champions models from six studs wide to eight studs wide. While I personally enjoyed 76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO, comments from builders indicated that the GT-R may not showcase the change as well as other models might. 76899 Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO (US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £54.99) includes two models built from 663 pieces that I think both illustrate the benefits of the change.

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Your guide to 153 new LEGO sets now available for 2020, including City, Technic, Star Wars, Architecture and more [News]

2020 has arrived and the floodgates of LEGO have opened with 153 new sets available today. Fans of Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, City, Architecture, Creator 3-in-1 and even the new Trolls product line have a lot to choose from. The new modular Bookstore is available today as is a new white baseplate. Nearly every LEGO theme has some new sets–it can be a lot to process!– so we have your complete guide right here detailing each and every new set and item.

Some regions have seen these sets on shelves already, but now they are all available online. There are a few sets that really stand out to us, and you can see the complete list of all 153 sets and items after the jump.

See the entire January 2020 wave of new LEGO sets now available