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REVIEW: 8169 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4!


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#1 Tung T. Le

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:50 AM

Awesome!  My co-worker got his hands on a semi-early release of the 8169 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.  He said it sold out in 2hours at the Orlando, FL Lego Store.  So excited after work and came home and started the build.  I was especially excited because its the same scale as the other Ferrari vehicles.  

This set definitely has a lot more detailed compared to the counter Ferrari sets.  Opening doors, better interior detail, better shaping, etc.  The price is a little steeper, I think by $10?  Not sure, I think the previous Ferraris were $49.99, but the new Lamborghini set being $59.99.  I definitely had to get this set, being that Lamborghini is one of my top known named exotic car manufacturer.  

The major con of this set is the stickers.  They're great stickers, but they definitely could have made printed parts instead, especially with the headlights.  I didnt like how it took 2 separate stickers to make one headlight, but I guess they didnt really figure out how to make the top of the fender flush.  Loved the new black matte wheels which were for the specific model.

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Some unique pieces, my favorite has to be the 1x2 slopes.  Thats definitely new to me, never really seen it in any other sets yet.

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My favorite detail of the car

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Extra left over parts, haven't got the chance to build the Spyder version.

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Ketchup Ferrari or Mustard Lamborghini?

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Conclusion:

Price $59.99 - 9 of 10
Parts 741 - 10 of 10
Build - 9 of 10
Overall - 9.5 of 10

741 pieces for $60, some new pieces (or at least to me).  Took about 2.5 hours to build considering I stopped to take pictures.  Would definitely buy another set to store away for collective purposes.  Lego definitely upped it from the previous Ferrari sets, hopefully they make the Murcielago in the next wave.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:57 AM

Wow, that's one pretty sleek looking car.  Thanks for the review of it.  I just love the interior detail, it looks great.  I hope you'll make a review of the Spyder, too.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:38 AM

That's awesome!

Thanks for the review.

Sold out quick!!!
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:18 AM

This review made me consider purchasing this set.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:22 PM

That's amazing :thumbup: It looks good beside the Ferrari. Time to convince my mom to let me get this :devil:

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:13 PM

Looks very realistic, the wild thing  :wink: ! Unbelievable what's possible with bricks!

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

looks awesome
Really like those wheels, and the interior looks really nice

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

A very nice car! I just love it  :wub: Thaks for the review, I was waiting for it!  :sweet:

The wheels look awesome!!! Legen....wait for it DARY!  :grin:

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:26 AM

Did you know, that the first Lamborghini was meant to show Enzo Ferrari how a real sportscar should be build?

Lamborghini's are orginally sportscars for the publicroads. Ferrari's are more racecars meant to race at circuits. Around 1960 Lamboghini Miura was the first production car which could reach a topspeed of 300km/h and Ferrari had only 1 prototype as answer.

And a Lamborghini LM004 (only 1 or 2 build) is a 4x4 with a V12, which could drive on a ramp of 70 degrees. Frontwheels didn't touch the survice anymore, but this car did climb up.

The Lamborghini Diablo and only a big V12, 500kg heavier and just as fast as a Ferrari F40, which had aV8 with 2 turbo's.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:24 PM

Are you going to build the Spyder?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:46 AM

I wonder whether splitting the headlights into 2 stickers is Lego's response to criticism about the need to apply stickers across 2 or more pieces ?

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:25 AM

View Postdrdavewatford, on Jul 20 2009, 04:46 AM, said:

I wonder whether splitting the headlights into 2 stickers is Lego's response to criticism about the need to apply stickers across 2 or more pieces ?

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Probably not because the main headlight sticker still goes over 2 pieces

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:46 AM

I do not own any Racer set, but this review might change that, wow.

Actually, i was never paying attention to Racer, until now.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

This is a great model, I just recently got this and built the Spyder mode, and I must say, I absolutely wub it! I would recommend this to anyone.  :thumbup:

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

View PostGlacarcheo, on Jul 27 2009, 02:46 PM, said:

This is a great model, I just recently got this and built the Spyder mode, and I must say, I absolutely wub it! I would recommend this to anyone.  :thumbup:
you should do your own review then

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:51 PM

Good review. This is a must buy for me. How long is the model when completed?

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:14 AM

Cool review. I saw this in the store the other day. I look like the Spyder version's convertible top retracts and tucks away. This alone makes it worth it! Though i have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the front end. Pretty much just like the Ferrari's. I do like that the doors open. Nice touch. I'll definitely be picking this up!
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 02:47 PM

View Post5150 Lego, on Jul 29 2009, 01:14 AM, said:

Cool review. I saw this in the store the other day. I look like the Spyder version's convertible top retracts and tucks away. This alone makes it worth it! Though i have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the front end. Pretty much just like the Ferrari's. I do like that the doors open. Nice touch. I'll definitely be picking this up!

Damn, now I'm torn! I thought the Spyder version just looked kinda bad so when I bought I was going to build the regular!

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

View Postcottonwood, on Aug 1 2009, 10:47 AM, said:

Damn, now I'm torn! I thought the Spyder version just looked kinda bad so when I bought I was going to build the regular!
So do you have it? If you do you can just change it. And if you do, you should cross it out in your sig :tongue:

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:53 PM

View Postprateek, on Aug 1 2009, 01:52 PM, said:

So do you have it? If you do you can just change it. And if you do, you should cross it out in your sig :tongue:

I wish I had it! Hopefully I will have it in about seven days, I'm wishing to recieve it as a birthday gift.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:09 PM

If you do get it, just check brickshelf for pics of the spyder and coupe versions to determine which you like better

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:46 PM

View Postprateek, on Aug 5 2009, 05:09 AM, said:

If you do get it, just check brickshelf for pics of the spyder and coupe versions to determine which you like better
Or just buy two.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

View PostSpaceMonkey, on Aug 5 2009, 11:46 AM, said:

Or just buy two.
That would be expensive (IMO)

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:55 AM

This does actually look really cool, great pics too.  Has anyone got any similarly awesome pics of the spider version?  Quality..!
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