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LEGO Speed Champions - Wishlists and Future Speculation

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Just now, Digger of Bricks said:

There's already an established topic for wishlists and future speculation for the Speed Champions theme. :wink:

 

Sorry about that. Should I copy and paste this into there? I put a lot of work into typing all of this out.

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I've been doing some thinking about what sets would be released in the Speed Champions range for the next two years if I were in charge of it. I wanted to include a few new manufacturers and have some cars from manufacturers that are already asscociated with the theme. I won't be able to include photos of the cars due to the memory limit so, you'll have to look them up if you want to know what they look like. Please let me know what you think. Thank you.

2020

Newcomers: BMW & Lamborghini

Stand-Alone Cars

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The range has almost all of the major supercar manufacturers. But not Lamborghini. Why? They're owned by VW like Audi and Bugatti are, so Lambo should be within easy reach. So, in this wave, Lambo is represented in the stand-alone £12.99 car collection by the latest variation of the company's flagship: The Aventador SVJ. My choice of colour scheme would be a yellow one with black wheels. The accessory would be an overhanging set of traffic lights.

BMW iFE. 18

Another easy manufacturer to drag into the SC range would be Mini's current owners: BMW. Not only that but their entry in the current season of Formula E. It would really be interesting to see how Lego would tackle the complex design of current Formula E cars such as the wings and the halo around the cockpit. The trackside accessory would be a piece of wall with a jail door piece attached to the top as a fence.

Ferrari 330 P4

Yes, I know, Ferrari have shown up to the party a lot already but when it comes to classics, the Stable Of The Prancing Horse still has some unplumbed depths. Plus, the 330 P4 would be a way to get the new mudguard pieces in red cheaper and easier. It wouldn't have a trackside accessory but instead, similar to the F40, this set would include pieces to turn it from the hard top Berlinetta version to the open top spider version.

BMW M4 GTS

We round up the 2020 stand alone car range with another Beemer. This time, the hardcore M4 GTS. It would be coloured dark grey and include orange wheels with silver wheel covers. The McLaren Senna was dark grey with orange wheels so the M4 GTS should already be easier to make. The trackside accessory would be a tool cart.

Playsets

2019 BMW M8 GTE & 1979 BMW M1 Procar

This would be the small £34.99 price range playset for 2020 and features two BMW race cars both old and new. Both would share similar paint schemes (white, red and blue) and would also include a pit wall with a control centre. Minifigures included would of course be two drivers and two BMW pit crew members. One male, one female.

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO & Diablo GT2 Challenge

Finally, we top off the 2020 range with a set that fits into the £69.99 range. It would include the latest iteration of Lambo's Huracan GT3 race car in lime green and the 1998 GT2 spec Diablo in orange. And the buildings included would be a start/finish line light setup, a podium building similar to that from the 2015 Porsche 911 GT set, a tool cart, a fuel cart and a jumbotron with interchangeable decorated tiles, each with an image of one of the two cars racing around the track with some TV graphics. Minifigs would include 2 drivers, 3 pit crew members, a cameraman and a reporter with a microphone.

2021

Newcomers: Toyota and Aston Martin

Stand-Alone Cars

Mercedes Benz AMG ONE

Mercedes are readying their new F1 engined hypercar, the AMG ONE. Now, come on. How could this not be in the Speed Champions range? Mercedes have been a partner of the theme already and I feel if they were to return, it should be with this. It would be light bluish grey with silver wheels. The trackside accessory would be a set of cones like you got with the McLaren P1 and Bugatti Chiron sets.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

The AMG ONE's main rival should also make an appearance here too. In a similar way the 2015 range kicked off with the "Hybrid Hypercar Holy Trinity". It'd be interesting to see how TLG would pull off it's simple yet complex shape. The colour would either be dark grey, dark blue or black with black wheels. The trackside accessory would be a digital readout similar to the accessory we got with the 1968 Mustang set but with a speed readout.

Mini John Cooper Works GP

Last year, at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed, I first laid eyes on the latest Mini JCW GP in concept form and thought it was one of the best looking hot hatches I had ever seen, especially amongst the vintage racing paraphernalia that was displayed with it. It would also be a way that Lego could release the SC wheels in red. The accessory included would be a pair of 1x6 rumble strips.

Toyota Supra

Many fans have begged for a Japanese manufacturer to appear in the SC range and after some consideration, the one most likely to show up would be Toyota which is being represented in the £12.99 range by none other than the new Supra. Possible colours would either be red, yellow or white. Or if the Supra were to take part in GTE racing, then that version would be the one getting picked. The accessory would depend on which one is chosen. If it's the road one, then a traffic light. If it's the race version, a small podium with a gold cup.

Playsets

2020 Toyota GR Super Sport "LM Hypercar" & 1999 Toyota GT-ONE

This is where things get good. In case you don't know, in 2020, the WEC is to replace LMP1 with a new class of "Hypercars" which will be more cost efficient and more based around road cars. Plus, Toyota recently announced that they would be making a new supercar after their 2018 Le Mans victory. I have no doubt in my mind that the GR Super Sport will be Toyota's representitive in this new class and as a result, this set will include the racing version of that. As for the other car, anyone who is familiar with the Gran Turismo games will know this car. A fine example of the old GT1 class that used to rule Le Mans in the 90's. It would be cool to include it in this set. The accessory would be a medium sized trophy podium. Minifigures would include 2 drivers and a photographer.

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Fuel Stop

The mid-size playset in this range would include a lime green GTE spec Vantage but without a second car, it leaves more room for a larger structure. In this case a pit stop similar to the one from set 75883 but a bit shorter in length and include a fuel tank on the outside of the pit entrance, a tool cart, and a small control centre on the inside of the garage. Minifigures included would be a driver and 4 pit crew members.

1954 Mercedes Race Transporter, 1954 W196 and 2020 Mercedes Petronas F1 Car

And we top it all off with a very interesting addition. The very unique blue "Renntransporter" would be an 8 wide build with the SC wheels coming out in blue for the first time. The set would also include the number #12 W196 F1 car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and of course, a modern Mercedes F1 from 2020. Accessories would include a finish line with some rumble strips and a small marshal's post. Because this set would include 2 cars and a medium sized truck, the rest of the set would be quite minimalistic. Minifigures would include drivers for the 2 F1 cars and the truck, a marshal with flags and a spectating enthusiast.

 

So, that's it. That's what I would have lined up for the Speed Champions range if I were put in charge of it. Please let me know what you think of my ideas below.

 

Thanks for reading!

Edited by RacerRabbit

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5 minutes ago, RacerRabbit said:

Sorry about that. Should I copy and paste this into there? I put a lot of work into typing all of this out.

That's quite alright, you just unfortunately weren't aware of it! :classic: As for this post, I would've suggested asking a moderator such as @WhiteFang or @Rick to merge this post into the earlier one; but, seeing that you've already copied/pasted there, perhaps they can instead fuse/overlap the two posts together somehow. :shrug_oh_well:

 

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11 minutes ago, Digger of Bricks said:

That's quite alright, you just unfortunately weren't aware of it! :classic: As for this post, I would've suggested asking a moderator such as @WhiteFang or @Rick to merge this post into the earlier one; but, seeing that you've already copied/pasted there, perhaps they can instead fuse/overlap the two posts together somehow. :shrug_oh_well:

 

Or they can just get rid of it and leave the copy in the right topic.

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49 minutes ago, RacerRabbit said:

Or they can just get rid of it and leave the copy in the right topic.

Certainly, I'm sure any of the moderators could work something out! :classic:

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Great topic @Digger of Bricks  :thumbup::classic:

 

Here's my list of what I'd like to see Lego introduce:

1. Nissan Skyline R32 (in gunmetal or black), or a Datsun 240Z in rally livery Or a 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo.

2. Peugeot 205 rally car, (fingers crossed that awesome Lego Ideas submission will get the green light).

3. James Bond Lotus Esprit S1.

4. 1999 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le Mans, (I think it would go well with the Ferrari F40). Or an Aston Martin Valkyrie.

5. Porsche 928, or a Porsche 935/78 (Moby Dick).

6. 1992 Honda NSX Type R, or A Honda S2000, (although a 5 wide S600 would look great!).

7. Mercedes 300SL (W198), or a Mercedes 230SL (W113), for a classic take. Plus it would be nice if it was to sell as a set alongside a Mercedes Project ONE.

8. 1971 Ford Transit MK1 Supervan, alongside (or towing) a Ford MK1 Escort RS 1600, (both with bubble arches).

9. Ferrari 288 GTO, or Ferrari Testarossa.

10. 1976 Tyrrell P34. Or a 1975 Brabham BT44, or a 1978 Brabham BT46, (Fan car).

 

If I was living in fantasy world, I'd love to see some of my own creations produced as Speed Champions sets. :laugh:

I won a Lego Rebrick  Speed champions contest back in 2017, with my interpretation of a future Mercedes F1 car:

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Of course, it would naturally need some competitors:

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To go with the futuristic (electric) Mercedes F1 car, I've recently been messing about in the LDD, trying to come up with a team transporter for it. It's a really early stage WIP, but hopefully it gives an idea of what I'm thinking.

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Edited by Dazzzy
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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 6:28 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

You know what would be amazing? A General Motors Motorama playset! :excited:

 

That indeed would be amazing!  Would be awesome if they could do the GM Futureliner too! :classic:

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2 hours ago, Dazzzy said:

If I was living in fantasy world, I'd love to see some of my own creations produced as Speed Champions sets. :laugh:

I won a Lego Rebrick  Speed champions contest back in 2017, with my interpretation of a future Mercedes F1 car:

Dang, that there look real snazzy (or should I say, Dazzzy :laugh: )! Plus, that transporter concept there is quite something too! :thumbup: :smug: 

2 hours ago, Dazzzy said:

That indeed would be amazing!  Would be awesome if they could do the GM Futureliner too! :classic:

Heh, a set with a single GM Futurliner plus two Motorama concept cars would be PERFECT!!! :thumbup: :grin_wub:

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4 minutes ago, Digger of Bricks said:

Dang, that there look real snazzy (or should I say, Dazzzy :laugh: )! Plus, that transporter concept there is quite something too! :thumbup: :smug: 

Heh, a set with a single GM Futurliner plus two Motorama concept cars would be PERFECT!!! :thumbup: :grin_wub:

:laugh: Thanks Digger of Bricks! :thumbup::classic:

And yes, a GM Futureliner and two Motorama concept cars would be the perfect combo!! It could make a very cool retro flavoured GM set for sure!!   

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3 hours ago, RacerRabbit said:

Or they can just get rid of it and leave the copy in the right topic.

Merged

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1 hour ago, Dazzzy said:

:laugh: Thanks Digger of Bricks! :thumbup::classic:

You're most welcome! :grin:

13 minutes ago, Rick said:

Merged

Thanks alot @Rick:thumbup: :classic:

1 hour ago, Dazzzy said:

And yes, a GM Futureliner and two Motorama concept cars would be the perfect combo!! It could make a very cool retro flavoured GM set for sure!!   

Realistically, I could see the two Motorama showcars in such a hypothetical set namely being the 1951 General Motors LeSabre and perhaps one of the experimental Firebird turbine cars. But, if I were to throw plausibility out the window though, I'd wish to see those two showcars be the 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket and the 1954 Cadillac El Camino:wub:

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23 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

You're most welcome! :grin:

Thanks alot @Rick:thumbup: :classic:

Realistically, I could see the two Motorama showcars in such a hypothetical set namely being the 1951 General Motors LeSabre and perhaps one of the experimental Firebird turbine cars. But, if I were to throw plausibility out the window though, I'd wish to see those two showcars be the 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket and the 1954 Cadillac El Camino:wub:

 

I'm with you on that DoB! :thumbup::excited: Those two cars look fantastic!

 

Had a little mess about with one of the cars on my wish list:

MK1 Ford Escort RS1600:

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I'd love for them to use their 007 license on a DB5 with a classic-face Bond and a DBS with a Daniel Craig Bond. If they do a 2-pack with the new Supra and old, I'd want the old one to be orange to low-key go with the 1970 Charger.

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On 1/12/2019 at 7:03 PM, Dazzzy said:

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Future stuff is not really my cup of tea, but wow what a great build! You've got some great design skills there!

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Lamborghini Egosita and Bugatti Divo for me please. Egoista is my favourite!

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You know what I would like to see? Cars with accessible engines. I mean, TLG managed that on tiny four-wide classic town vehicles in the eighties, and in some smaller Creator cars, so why not on these larger builds? I mean, my WRC Fiesta has a replaceable bonnet, but no detail underneath. I intend to correct that. 

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Here's a little bonus idea to add to my rather extensive list for the 2020 section

2019 McLaren 720S GT3 & 1995 McLaren F1 GTR

This set would be 2020's mid size playset. Somewhere in the £40 - £45 price range. And it would be celebrating 25 years since the McLaren F1 GTR took victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. And would include a trophy podium with somewhere to park the two racers.

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