On a display of all Cars 2 movie gear.....I give you......
8423-1: World Grand Prix Racing Rivalry
Oh, joy I felt and guess what this is only the first of my four or more reviews....yes, I have another three sets to review in my first batch !
Okay, back of the box now.
Link - BRICKSET
Now we need a close up of these two racers, and yes, Lightning does look well, might I say upset (I guess I could have used stronger words but hey kids might be reading this ) !
Okay, now the DSS is not a bad one I guess and none goes on any of the cars !
Next, Bag ONE which are the parts for the two racing cars - note a white for the F1 car is seperate from bag 1.
Right, now the special parts and man, it was hard photographing all this so we'll see how we go eh ?
Well. those were the printed tiles.
And no wonder with this guy eh ?
Don't you love the detail, he doesn't look his normal happy go lucky self ?
Okay now to make things easier on me, sorry......shots are from after steps 5, 10, 15 and final builds of Lightning McQueen and Francesco - remember that name as I feel it will pop up quite a bit in the new movie !
First, our hero.
Now, for Francesco (man, I'll bet he is a real you-know-what eh ?)
Our hero had one more shot taken of him, only because they call him Lightning !
Now the start/finish line is pretty simple so I'll only highlight a few things.
NO WAIT !
Well, we knew who would win that race eh ?
Right then lets rate this set.
Design - 3.5/5 - though not as challenging as Speed Racer sets still enjoyable and when you think about it....it's really for kids who want to race Lightning McQueen right !
Parts - 4.5/5 - a lot of thought has gone in to this theme and a line between classic Lego and juniorized parts has run along well to keep everyone happy !
Playability - 5/5 - hey, it's racing cars isn't it....just keep racing !
Cost - 4/5 - still higher but better than POTC - like 24 bucks AU for this and 25 bucks for the cheapest POTC set - do the math !
So now a total....mmm, 17.5/20....pretty dam good !
I actually wasn't going to enter this theme but it's just good fun and it will rock better than old Speed Racer ever did !
Brick On Race On everyone !