Lego has declared a slew of new Velocity Champions sets, the kinds based mostly on real certified cars, for 2022. The newest batch contains a smorgasbord of supercars, from beloved classics like the Lamborghini Countach to nonetheless-to-be-launched guarantees like the lengthy-awaited Mercedes-AMG Just one. There are seven cars in complete, launched in 5 sets.
Our favourite is most likely the 262-piece Lamborghini Countach, dependent on a later LP500 variant. Not only does it tick the box of a childhood dream machine, but the angular form of the actual-daily life Countach lends itself properly to currently being recreated in Lego bricks. Also, it can be modeled in white somewhat than the regular red.
We also genuinely dig the Ferrari 512M. It marked the very last of Ferrari’s V12 endurance racers, and even nevertheless it was soundly spanked by the Porsche 917, the cars are undeniably wonderful. The 291-piece Lego set does a fantastic job of capturing its brutal wedge silhouette in brick sort.
Rounding out the solitary-car sets is the 247-piece Lotus Evija. The electric Lotus has a little bit of a generic supercar search about it, but that’s not fully the fault of the Lego package. Its extraordinary vents can not genuinely be replicated with the limited “resolution” of the Lego bricks. Its rear, with special taillight-encircled air tunnels, is a little bit more distinct.
In addition to the single car sets, there are two bigger sets of two cars just about every. 1 is a 592-piece Aston Martin-themed pack that contains the Valkyrie AMR Professional and Vantage GT3. All over again, it truly is a bit tricky to sculpt the cars’ curvaceous traces out of straight-edged bricks, but the energy is admirable. The Valkyrie is possibly the far more successful of the two, as the Vantage would resemble a Corvette or Viper if it failed to have stickers to explain the information.
Very last but not least is a twofer comprised of 564 bricks to construct the Mercedes-AMG One and seven-time Formula 1 entire world winner Lewis Hamilton’s W12 racer. In Lego’s official solution description the driver is not mentioned by name, but the selection 44 gives it away. The design of the Just one in truth appears like a sharp supercar, but the blocky pieces don’t particularly replicate the lines we have witnessed on camouflaged test mules. The F1 car product looks a bit much more like the genuine issue, comprehensive with the Petronas livery that graces Hamilton’s steed.
Lego has been doing a wonderful career of immortalizing supercars and classics in brick type in their Velocity Champions lineup. Last year noticed kits of the McLaren Elva, Koenigsegg Jesko, Toyota GR Supra, Chevrolet Corvette, as very well as the Ford GT and Bronco. Their a lot more comprehensive Technics line has noticed vehicles like the Ford Raptor, Volkswagen Camper Van and BMW M1000RR motorcycle.
Although the kits appear entertaining, we wouldn’t brain if they didn’t skew so heavily in direction of unobtainably expensive, confined-creation vehicles. What child wouldn’t want a package of their parents’ Chrysler Pacifica, a Ford Transit Connect to replicate a metropolis scene, or a Mazda Miata for some clean up, trustworthy entertaining? The solitary-car sets will retail for $19.99, the two-packs for $39.99. All five sets are scheduled for a March 2022 release.