I just finished the 2019 Speed Champions Ferrari F40 75890, McLaren Senna 75892 and Camaro ZL1 Race Car 75891 builds. These all are great sets, $15 US IMO excellent value. Also built the Desert Racer 60218, $10 here in the US. Wow, the Racer was no where close to the Speed Champions. Lower piece count, complexity, weight of set, etc. Way less then $5 worth of stuff! Something does not seem correct here regarding pricing.
I would think it should cost a significant amount more for the Speed Champions line vs City. Speed Champions has: Product licensing, more complex stickers, has to take longer to design these sets, increase time to make the instructions, etc. How is TLG able to offer so much more for $5??? Has TLG reduced their profit expectation for Speed Champions or are the City sets (specifically the Desert Racer) overpriced? I have no idea on how much of each set TLG sells, but guessing they sell 3 or more Desert Racers to a single Speed Champions.
Guess I am trying to figure our if I should be upset for overpaying for City sets or happy TLG is discounting the Speed Champions line. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night. Ether way, very happy with the Speed Champions line and hope TLG continues the series for years to come.