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17 hours ago, Daanski said:

So why would a parent buy a LEGO product for his kids, instead of buying two or more fake SC-sets for the same price? 

As a parent, I would never buy anything knock-off for my kids, and for only one reason; I have absolutly no faith in their use of materials. With geniuine Lego, I have faith that they use materials that don't harm kids if they e.g. suck on the bricks, my fear is that some random knock-off company only think money and use whatever materials that are the cheapest, with no regards to (child) safety. 

6 hours ago, Kit Figsto said:

I'm not saying you can't be disappointed if you aren't into the American stuff, I'm just saying that this has happened before on the other end of the spectrum, and I'm sure next year it will probably happen again, skewing the other direction again.  When the Jaguary and Lambo packs came out last year, I have no idea what either of the Jaguary vehicles were and I think I sort of recognized one of the Lamborghinis.  

I get your example, but still the cars from last year was sold in the US at least, whereas neither the Bronco or GT, the Corvette or the Challenger are sold here (in Denmark). I would say it would be comparable with Lego releasing a doublepack of a Renault 5 and the Kadjar or something like that, thats perhaps known outside Europe but only by car enthusisast. 

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Do you think this year's sets will be more expensive than last year? 

For example, elva instead of 19,99€ will cost 25€?

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Y'all got my curious on EUR vs USA sets. Although 2021 is USA-heavy, there are still (in total) fewer than half as many USA cars as EUR ones. This means that USA cars make up fewer than one third of all total cars in the Speed Champions series. The only other year besides 2021 to feature more USA cars than EUR ones was 2016. 2015 and 2020 featured no USA cars at all, whereas EUR cars have been represented every year. Data follows:

 

2015:

  • EUR - 75899: LaFerrari
  • EUR - 75908: 458 Italia GT2
  • EUR - 75909: McLaren P1
  • EUR - 75910: Porsche 918 Spyder
  • EUR - 75911: McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop
  • EUR x2 - 75912: Porsche 911 GT Finish Line
  • EUR x2 - 75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck

2015 Results: 9 (100%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA

2016:

  • USA - 75870: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • USA - 75871: Ford Mustang GT
  • EUR - 75872: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
  • EUR - 75873: Audi R8 LMS ultra
  • USA x2 - 75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
  • USA x2 - 75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
  • EUR x2 - 75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane

2016 Results: 4 (40%) EUR, 6 (60%) USA

Running total results: 13 (68.4%) EUR, 6 (31.6%) USA

2017:

  • EUR - 75877: Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • EUR - 75878: Bugatti Chiron
  • EUR - 75879: Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
  • EUR - 75880: McLaren 720S
  • USA x2 - 75881: 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40
  • EUR - 75882: Ferrari FXX K & Development Center
  • EUR x2 - 75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

2017 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 20 (71.4%) EUR, 8 (28.6%) USA

2018:

  • USA - 75884: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
  • USA - 75885: Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC
  • EUR - 75886: Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa
  • EUR - 5887: Porsche 919 Hybrid
  • EUR x2 - 75888: Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0
  • EUR x3 - 75889: Ferrari Ultimate Garage

2018 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 27 (73.0%) EUR, 10 (27.0%) USA

2019:

  • EUR - 75890: Ferrari F40 Competizione
  • USA - 75891: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
  • EUR - 75892: McLaren Senna
  • USA x2 - 75893: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
  • EUR x2 - 75894: 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy
  • EUR - 75895: 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

2019 Results: 5 (62.5%) EUR, 3 (37.5%) USA

Running total results: 32 (71.1%) EUR, 13 (28.9%) USA

2020:

  • EUR - 76895: Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • JPN - 76896: Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • EUR - 76897: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1
  • EUR x2 - 76898: Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
  • EUR x2 - 76899: Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

Results: 6 (85.7%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA, 1 (14.3%) JPN

Running total results: 38 (73.1%) EUR, 13 (25.0%) USA, 1 (1.9%) JPN

2021:

  • EUR - 76900: Koenigsegg Jesko
  • JPN - 76901: Toyota GR Supra
  • EUR - 76902: McLaren Elva
  • USA x2 - 76903: Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
  • USA x2 - 76904: Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
  • USA x2 - 76905: Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R

2021 Results: 2 (22.2%) EUR, 6 (66.7%) USA, 1 (11.1%) JPN

Running total results: 40 (65.6%) EUR, 19 (31.1%) USA, 2 (3.3%) JPN

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19 minutes ago, Carbohydrates said:

Y'all got my curious on EUR vs USA sets. Although 2021 is USA-heavy, there are still (in total) fewer than half as many USA cars as EUR ones. This means that USA cars make up fewer than one third of all total cars in the Speed Champions series. The only other year besides 2021 to feature more USA cars than EUR ones was 2016. 2015 and 2020 featured no USA cars at all, whereas EUR cars have been represented every year. Data follows:

 

2015:

  • EUR - 75899: LaFerrari
  • EUR - 75908: 458 Italia GT2
  • EUR - 75909: McLaren P1
  • EUR - 75910: Porsche 918 Spyder
  • EUR - 75911: McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop
  • EUR x2 - 75912: Porsche 911 GT Finish Line
  • EUR x2 - 75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck

2015 Results: 9 (100%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA

2016:

  • USA - 75870: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • USA - 75871: Ford Mustang GT
  • EUR - 75872: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
  • EUR - 75873: Audi R8 LMS ultra
  • USA x2 - 75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
  • USA x2 - 75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
  • EUR x2 - 75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane

2016 Results: 4 (40%) EUR, 6 (60%) USA

Running total results: 13 (68.4%) EUR, 6 (31.6%) USA

2017:

  • EUR - 75877: Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • EUR - 75878: Bugatti Chiron
  • EUR - 75879: Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
  • EUR - 75880: McLaren 720S
  • USA x2 - 75881: 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40
  • EUR - 75882: Ferrari FXX K & Development Center
  • EUR x2 - 75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

2017 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 20 (71.4%) EUR, 8 (28.6%) USA

2018:

  • USA - 75884: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
  • USA - 75885: Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC
  • EUR - 75886: Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa
  • EUR - 5887: Porsche 919 Hybrid
  • EUR x2 - 75888: Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0
  • EUR x3 - 75889: Ferrari Ultimate Garage

2018 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 27 (73.0%) EUR, 10 (27.0%) USA

2019:

  • EUR - 75890: Ferrari F40 Competizione
  • USA - 75891: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
  • EUR - 75892: McLaren Senna
  • USA x2 - 75893: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
  • EUR x2 - 75894: 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy
  • EUR - 75895: 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

2019 Results: 5 (62.5%) EUR, 3 (37.5%) USA

Running total results: 32 (71.1%) EUR, 13 (28.9%) USA

2020:

  • EUR - 76895: Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • JPN - 76896: Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • EUR - 76897: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1
  • EUR x2 - 76898: Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
  • EUR x2 - 76899: Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

Results: 6 (85.7%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA, 1 (14.3%) JPN

Running total results: 38 (73.1%) EUR, 13 (25.0%) USA, 1 (1.9%) JPN

2021:

  • EUR - 76900: Koenigsegg Jesko
  • JPN - 76901: Toyota GR Supra
  • EUR - 76902: McLaren Elva
  • USA x2 - 76903: Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
  • USA x2 - 76904: Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
  • USA x2 - 76905: Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R

2021 Results: 2 (22.2%) EUR, 6 (66.7%) USA, 1 (11.1%) JPN

Running total results: 40 (65.6%) EUR, 19 (31.1%) USA, 2 (3.3%) JPN

Excellent research!   Can argue about the objective data. 

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Thanks Carbo, I'd forgotten about how much American iron was in the 2016 lineup...

If we're looking at patterns, only three more years till the next Audi model :) and four more years till the next time a Ferrari doesn't appear.

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13 hours ago, User5346 said:

It’s more so the fact that there are 3 American 2 car packs in this one wave. Another thing is, I’m pretty sure that there are more European car brands out there when compared to the amount American car brands, so that could influence the choice of cars that are made into sets.

 

11 hours ago, jpx said:

I get your example, but still the cars from last year was sold in the US at least, whereas neither the Bronco or GT, the Corvette or the Challenger are sold here (in Denmark). I would say it would be comparable with Lego releasing a doublepack of a Renault 5 and the Kadjar or something like that, thats perhaps known outside Europe but only by car enthusisast. 

Both are fair points, I can agree that they probably should've gone with 2 American and one European/Japanese pack just so the market wasn't so exclusive.  I think my impression of what was more well-known around the world was wrong, I assumed the Corvette and Challenger were still somewhat known in other parts of the world.  I guess I'm pretty biased because both the Dodge and Ford sets are the ones I'm super excited for out of this line, but I can see why it's disappointing, since the TF dragster is pretty niche, and none of the other vehicles are super relatable to those outside of the US/Canada.

 

4 hours ago, Shiva said:

1 complaint tho, the dragsters rear wheels seems to be a little bit too small? If comparing to https://www.circlebdiecast.com/leah-pritchett-2018-angry-bee-1320-1-24-top-fuel-dragster-nhra-diecast for example. Driver is Leah Pruett.

I thought of this as well, I think the reason they scaled it down a little bit is because any larger of tires and they'd be bigger than the minifigure.  I know dragsters have huge rear wheels in real life, but they'd just be way out of proportion with a figure (realistically they're probably going to look big next to a figure already, but it's hard to really capture the big tire without it looking like that in Lego form).  I am, however, excited they went with the Angry Bee graphics, and it even looks like the driver in the set is based on Leah Pruett, which is kind of an awesome little Easter Egg, even if it's not officially NHRA licensed.

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In fairness, given SC models do not have functional steering, we should probably be wondering why the entire range isn’t American!

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41 minutes ago, Big Adam said:

In fairness, given SC models do not have functional steering, we should probably be wondering why the entire range isn’t American!

😆🇺🇸

+1 🤪👍🏼

 

2 hours ago, Carbohydrates said:

Y'all got my curious on EUR vs USA sets. Although 2021 is USA-heavy, there are still (in total) fewer than half as many USA cars as EUR ones. This means that USA cars make up fewer than one third of all total cars in the Speed Champions series. The only other year besides 2021 to feature more USA cars than EUR ones was 2016. 2015 and 2020 featured no USA cars at all, whereas EUR cars have been represented every year. Data follows:

 

2015:

  • EUR - 75899: LaFerrari
  • EUR - 75908: 458 Italia GT2
  • EUR - 75909: McLaren P1
  • EUR - 75910: Porsche 918 Spyder
  • EUR - 75911: McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop
  • EUR x2 - 75912: Porsche 911 GT Finish Line
  • EUR x2 - 75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck

2015 Results: 9 (100%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA

2016:

  • USA - 75870: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • USA - 75871: Ford Mustang GT
  • EUR - 75872: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
  • EUR - 75873: Audi R8 LMS ultra
  • USA x2 - 75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
  • USA x2 - 75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
  • EUR x2 - 75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane

2016 Results: 4 (40%) EUR, 6 (60%) USA

Running total results: 13 (68.4%) EUR, 6 (31.6%) USA

2017:

  • EUR - 75877: Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • EUR - 75878: Bugatti Chiron
  • EUR - 75879: Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
  • EUR - 75880: McLaren 720S
  • USA x2 - 75881: 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40
  • EUR - 75882: Ferrari FXX K & Development Center
  • EUR x2 - 75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

2017 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 20 (71.4%) EUR, 8 (28.6%) USA

2018:

  • USA - 75884: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
  • USA - 75885: Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC
  • EUR - 75886: Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa
  • EUR - 5887: Porsche 919 Hybrid
  • EUR x2 - 75888: Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0
  • EUR x3 - 75889: Ferrari Ultimate Garage

2018 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 27 (73.0%) EUR, 10 (27.0%) USA

2019:

  • EUR - 75890: Ferrari F40 Competizione
  • USA - 75891: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
  • EUR - 75892: McLaren Senna
  • USA x2 - 75893: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
  • EUR x2 - 75894: 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy
  • EUR - 75895: 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

2019 Results: 5 (62.5%) EUR, 3 (37.5%) USA

Running total results: 32 (71.1%) EUR, 13 (28.9%) USA

2020:

  • EUR - 76895: Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • JPN - 76896: Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • EUR - 76897: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1
  • EUR x2 - 76898: Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
  • EUR x2 - 76899: Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

Results: 6 (85.7%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA, 1 (14.3%) JPN

Running total results: 38 (73.1%) EUR, 13 (25.0%) USA, 1 (1.9%) JPN

2021:

  • EUR - 76900: Koenigsegg Jesko
  • JPN - 76901: Toyota GR Supra
  • EUR - 76902: McLaren Elva
  • USA x2 - 76903: Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
  • USA x2 - 76904: Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
  • USA x2 - 76905: Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R

2021 Results: 2 (22.2%) EUR, 6 (66.7%) USA, 1 (11.1%) JPN

Running total results: 40 (65.6%) EUR, 19 (31.1%) USA, 2 (3.3%) JPN

Credits for your research. The numbers tell the tale!

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3 hours ago, Carbohydrates said:

Y'all got my curious on EUR vs USA sets. Although 2021 is USA-heavy, there are still (in total) fewer than half as many USA cars as EUR ones. This means that USA cars make up fewer than one third of all total cars in the Speed Champions series. The only other year besides 2021 to feature more USA cars than EUR ones was 2016. 2015 and 2020 featured no USA cars at all, whereas EUR cars have been represented every year. Data follows:

 

2015:

  • EUR - 75899: LaFerrari
  • EUR - 75908: 458 Italia GT2
  • EUR - 75909: McLaren P1
  • EUR - 75910: Porsche 918 Spyder
  • EUR - 75911: McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop
  • EUR x2 - 75912: Porsche 911 GT Finish Line
  • EUR x2 - 75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck

2015 Results: 9 (100%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA

2016:

  • USA - 75870: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • USA - 75871: Ford Mustang GT
  • EUR - 75872: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
  • EUR - 75873: Audi R8 LMS ultra
  • USA x2 - 75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
  • USA x2 - 75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
  • EUR x2 - 75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane

2016 Results: 4 (40%) EUR, 6 (60%) USA

Running total results: 13 (68.4%) EUR, 6 (31.6%) USA

2017:

  • EUR - 75877: Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • EUR - 75878: Bugatti Chiron
  • EUR - 75879: Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
  • EUR - 75880: McLaren 720S
  • USA x2 - 75881: 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40
  • EUR - 75882: Ferrari FXX K & Development Center
  • EUR x2 - 75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

2017 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 20 (71.4%) EUR, 8 (28.6%) USA

2018:

  • USA - 75884: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
  • USA - 75885: Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC
  • EUR - 75886: Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa
  • EUR - 5887: Porsche 919 Hybrid
  • EUR x2 - 75888: Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0
  • EUR x3 - 75889: Ferrari Ultimate Garage

2018 Results: 7 (77.8%) EUR, 2 (22.2%) USA

Running total results: 27 (73.0%) EUR, 10 (27.0%) USA

2019:

  • EUR - 75890: Ferrari F40 Competizione
  • USA - 75891: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
  • EUR - 75892: McLaren Senna
  • USA x2 - 75893: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
  • EUR x2 - 75894: 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy
  • EUR - 75895: 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

2019 Results: 5 (62.5%) EUR, 3 (37.5%) USA

Running total results: 32 (71.1%) EUR, 13 (28.9%) USA

2020:

  • EUR - 76895: Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • JPN - 76896: Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • EUR - 76897: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1
  • EUR x2 - 76898: Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
  • EUR x2 - 76899: Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

Results: 6 (85.7%) EUR, 0 (0%) USA, 1 (14.3%) JPN

Running total results: 38 (73.1%) EUR, 13 (25.0%) USA, 1 (1.9%) JPN

2021:

  • EUR - 76900: Koenigsegg Jesko
  • JPN - 76901: Toyota GR Supra
  • EUR - 76902: McLaren Elva
  • USA x2 - 76903: Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
  • USA x2 - 76904: Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
  • USA x2 - 76905: Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R

2021 Results: 2 (22.2%) EUR, 6 (66.7%) USA, 1 (11.1%) JPN

Running total results: 40 (65.6%) EUR, 19 (31.1%) USA, 2 (3.3%) JPN

Great analysis but having spent much of my childhood in the back of a 950cc mk.2 Ford Fiesta, I can’t agree it belongs in the USA group!

 

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12 minutes ago, Big Adam said:

Great analysis but having spent much of my childhood in the back of a 950cc mk.2 Ford Fiesta, I can’t agree it belongs in the USA group!

 

Well I'd argue the Supra should be under EUR, but I'm keeping it "clean" here. :classic:

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I'm not American and all of the recent US cars have been pretty iconic.

Any kid who is into cars is probably going to recognize a Challenger or dragster. 

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I also thought those tires looked a little too small on the back of that dragster as well as the front tires are to big but I suppose they did as well as they could as mentioned. 

I always like when those cars launch off the start the back wheels get huge when they start spinning. So cool to see in real life.

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3 hours ago, Merlict said:

I'm not American and all of the recent US cars have been pretty iconic.

Any kid who is into cars is probably going to recognize a Challenger or dragster. 

 

Dragster, probably yes, im pretty sure very few dutch kids will now what a challenger is. I personally cant keep the challenger and charger apart. I know today one is a four dour, the other a two, but in the seventies, both were two door...

 

On 5/5/2021 at 8:24 AM, jpx said:

As a parent, I would never buy anything knock-off for my kids, and for only one reason; I have absolutly no faith in their use of materials. With geniuine Lego, I have faith that they use materials that don't harm kids if they e.g. suck on the bricks, my fear is that some random knock-off company only think money and use whatever materials that are the cheapest, with no regards to (child) safety. 

I get your example, but still the cars from last year was sold in the US at least, whereas neither the Bronco or GT, the Corvette or the Challenger are sold here (in Denmark). I would say it would be comparable with Lego releasing a doublepack of a Renault 5 and the Kadjar or something like that, thats perhaps known outside Europe but only by car enthusisast. 

 

Agreed, i am into collecting brick tanks, and mostly stick to Cobi (polish product), which is excellent in terms of quality, although a while back i bought a model from Quan-guan, which Cobi EOLed years ago. The chinese bricks smelled funny to a point where im not entirely comfortable handling them myself... No way would i give stuff without proper quality assurance to a kid to play with, and that is before we get into moral stuff around supporting china etc..

 

I like your R5/kadjar example by the way, although i very much doubt anyone is going to get excited at the idea of a lego kadjar :P

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18 hours ago, Big Adam said:

Great analysis but having spent much of my childhood in the back of a 950cc mk.2 Ford Fiesta, I can’t agree it belongs in the USA group!

 

 

I would also, rather mishievously, suggest that the original Le Mans winning GT 40 (up to Mk 4) don't belong in the USA group either :classic:

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3 hours ago, McLaren said:

I would also, rather mishievously, suggest that the original Le Mans winning GT 40 (up to Mk 4) don't belong in the USA group either :classic:

Realistically, while most would probably classify all of the GTs as American, they've always stylistically appeared more similar to European supercars than anything to me.  They just don't really have similarities at all to any other American sports cars from the same era.

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Having seen these images i am disappointed. 

I expected much more out of almost all of these sets apart from the Elva.

Jesko: In my opinion the front is a bit too tall and the splitter is too thick. However i am impressed with the rest of the car, especially the rear as the brick built lights look great.

Jesko - 8/10

Elva: I don't have many complaints but the nose is slightly too pointy. Would have liked to see transparent front lights, but brick built lights are better than stickers any day of the week. The rear lights are slightly too high and close together but should be modifiable enough.

Elva - 8/10

Supra: I am not sure how TLG made such a meal of recreating such a beautiful but easy enough to recreate car. The headlight stickers look terrible and the car is too blocky and bland at the back. Can't say there is much which is actually good about it as this was probably the car i had the highest hopes for.

Supra - 5/10

Corvettes: I don't mind the C8R, however it is too reliant on stickers and does not have the characterful point of its nose. Now the C3 is another thing. The front is acceptable but not great. However the rear is atrocious and i am not sure i have seen a worse brick built attempt at the rear of a car. TLG failed to capture the C3's curves and is a big fail.

C8R - 8/10

C3 - 6/10

Dodge's: I had never known about this challenger existing  before this set was found in a store, and i still have no connection too it For what it is it does not look bad but i am just not interested in it. However the dragster is a different story. Having seen (and not buying) the Technic dragster on sale for quite a while now, i am not sure why they needed a licensed dragster where not much is different apart from less functions on the speed champions version. I am not sure why i can buy a dragster which can be pulled back and launched like a dragster is, for less than a third of the price of a set which has a slightly smaller dragster without this function, along with a car that is rather basic and that is it. No extra accessories or anything. I am just confused about why this set came to be.

Challenger - 7/10

Dragster - 6/10

Ford's: I was surprised and slightly disappointed, when i found out the third two pack was a ford and that nearly all the big american car brands had two cars each in this wave. However i am neutral about this set. I don't feel the GT is necessary, as we had the same model with different livery 5 years ago. Also the headlights would be sooooo much better if they were brick built as half a Lego set these days is made up of stickers. The Bronco R is something i had never heard of until now and i am still not interested in it. I had heard of the old Bronco though i know little about it, and would have been more accepting of this if they made an old model rather than a new one. However i think they have recreated it well anyway so for something i am not interested in it is ok.

GT - 7/10

Bronco R - 7/10

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I hope there will be a new Ferrari Speed Champions set the next year! The F8 Tributo one is by far my favorite of the line, blaming the currently wider style.

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Do we know what the UK prices will be?

 

I am guessing that the single car sets will be £18 and the double Dodge pack £55??

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17 hours ago, Sam27 said:

I hope there will be a new Ferrari Speed Champions set the next year! The F8 Tributo one is by far my favorite of the line, blaming the currently wider style.

I am pretty sure they will as long as they continue the speed champions line.

 

Ferrari are one of the best known car companies in the world and they are always producing interesting models as well as very limited edition special models. Future Ferrari Lego sets could include the SF90, and the 812 Competizione are ones that spring to mind.

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On 5/4/2021 at 7:43 AM, User5346 said:

So what’s everyone’s thoughts on the new wheels? Will people be changing them back to the old ones?

I certainly will on some of my MOCs, particularly the recent vehicles I modelled (the vintage ones work well with 'smaller' wheels)

Any ideas when the new SC Sets will be available for Pre-order on the official Lego Website?

It has been a week now since some Toy retailers have started taking pre-orders (Sadly none in the UK yet)  - why is Lego soooo slow :pir-sing:

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1 hour ago, AbFab1974 said:

Any ideas when the new SC Sets will be available for Pre-order on the official Lego Website?

It has been a week now since some Toy retailers have started taking pre-orders (Sadly none in the UK yet)  - why is Lego soooo slow :pir-sing:

Yes I would like to know the same thing, Lego still hasn't officially released any details on the Speed Champions line. 

 

It would be nice to get some UK prices to, I presume they will be near the Euro prices as we in the UK always have to pay more.

 

I have a Legoland and official shop only a 15 minute drive from where I live but when I popped in last week and I asked staff they didn't even know!!

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3 hours ago, LegoMFP_David said:

Yes I would like to know the same thing, Lego still hasn't officially released any details on the Speed Champions line. 

 

It would be nice to get some UK prices to, I presume they will be near the Euro prices as we in the UK always have to pay more.

 

I have a Legoland and official shop only a 15 minute drive from where I live but when I popped in last week and I asked staff they didn't even know!!

Interestingly, it is still not on display on Lego UK Website, but a Promotion video on the same website shows the new Elva model at the end... see link below

Toy Cars – Drive What You Love | Vehicles | LEGO.com | Official LEGO® Shop GB

 

I just wish Lego gave more 'Love' and prime time to their Speed Champions series, as opposed to some other themes...

Edited by AbFab1974

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5 hours ago, LegoMFP_David said:

Yes I would like to know the same thing, Lego still hasn't officially released any details on the Speed Champions line. 

 

It would be nice to get some UK prices to, I presume they will be near the Euro prices as we in the UK always have to pay more.

 

I have a Legoland and official shop only a 15 minute drive from where I live but when I popped in last week and I asked staff they didn't even know!!

As I went to the LEGO PickABrick page in the lost parts and typed the numbers of these sets from SC 2021 it jumped out only pictures of models, but parts were not available, so I think it's only a matter of time as they announce everything officially. So I think there's nothing to worry about, and we're starting on June 1st. 

 

1 hour ago, AbFab1974 said:

Interestingly, it is still not on display on Lego UK Website, but a Promotion video on the same website shows the new Elva model at the end... see link below

Toy Cars – Drive What You Love | Vehicles | LEGO.com | Official LEGO® Shop GB

 

I just wish Lego gave more 'Love' and prime time to their Speed Champions series, as opposed to some other themes...

Wow, cool. 

Edited by Bartlomiej

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7 hours ago, AbFab1974 said:

I just wish Lego gave more 'Love' and prime time to their Speed Champions series, as opposed to some other themes...

+1

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