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  1. Let me start with a disclaimer: this is my first ever review of a LEGO set. On the one hand, this means the review may be missing a few things you would expect from a review, most notably pictures, as I only decided to do a review after I had already built it. On the other hand, it should tell you right away that the set impressed me enough to warrant a review in the first place. Anyway, let's get right to it! PRICE According to Brickset, the RRP (recommended retail price) for a 75890 would be £12.99 / $14.99 / 14.99€. I live in Moscow, Russia, and I was able to pick it up for 1499₽ / ~$24 at an official LEGO certified store. Surprisingly, for about the same money I could get a 60256 Racing Cars or a 60242 Police Highway Arrest, though both have a noticible higher RRP on Birckset – £17.99 / $29.99 / 19.99€. You could also find a better deal, but in my case 2/3 of the price (1000₽ / ~$16) were covered by a gift card, which was a present from a friend for my birthday. PARTS The set contains 198 parts. They come in 5 bags – 3 larger unnumbered bags for the majority of the parts and 2 smaller bags each containing 2 sets of 4 wheel covers – 18978 and 29117, both in Flat Silver. As a matter of fact, I bought the F40 as a parts pack for my MOCs, and the wheel covers were what made it a must-buy – this is by far the cheapest way to get this many of them, let alone in one set. Just look at this: Other parts worth mentioning: a nice variety of brackets – 10 (6 black + 4 red) 99780 Inverted 1x2, 3 white 99781 1x2 and 2 black 99207 Inverted 2x2; 6 relatively uncommon red 33909 Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge; 5 (4 + 1 spare) black 20482 Round 1 x 1 with Bar and Pin Holder; 3 (2 + 1 spare) red 1x1 plates with a Ferrari emblem printed on the side, which only appears in 2 sets – this one and the recent 76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo; 3 (2 + 1 spare) black 1x1 plates with a red edge, which is unique to this set. BUILD As I mentioned, the set was bought as a parts pack for my MOCs. My MOCs are mostly 6-wide sports cars, so I expected there to be some similarities. Nevertheless, I was really surprised with just how densely built this set was. With City sets you often have cavities left in them, but 75890 was very reminiscent of my own MOCs in terms of density. The highlights of the build are a couple of SNOT sections. The bracket pieces I mentioned earlier are used to a great effect on the front, sides and rear. Their main purpose is to create a thin black brick-built stripe going around the car, as seen on the real-life prototype: The stripe could easily be done with stickers, so it being brick-built instead is a nice touch. The part of this assembly that made me think "Oh, that's cool, I should remember that" was this: An upside-down 4070 allows to get an odd-length half-plate black strip, and the 1x1 red tile lines up perfectly with the 33909 Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge pieces attached to the bottom. The unique black 1x1 plates with a red edge are used under the rear turn signals to have that black backdrop for the transparent pieces, but at the same time keep the red on the rear quarter panels consistent. Another thing I appreciated was the NPU exhaust pipe assembly. The real F40 has triple exhausts, which is recreated in the set using 2 20482 Round 1 x 1 with Bar and Pin Holder pieces with a 35480 1 x 2 Rounded Plate attached to them: From the picture above it is also quite obvious that the proportions of the LEGO rendition of the car are off – the car looks too narrow. The move to 8-wide in 2020, then, starts to seem natural. There was one part of the build, though, where I felt that the order of the steps could be switched. Personally, I would put step 38 after step 48, but its probably just me, so I wouldn't go into much detail. Anyway, the finished set looks very Ferrari-like with its bright red exterior, and the shape is quite accurate, in part due the relatively simple shape of the source material. The set includes a little play feature that allows you to switch between the F40 Competizione and a regular F40 looks. This is achieved by taking off some of the parts and replacing them with the alternatives also included in the set. The parts that are changed are: the headlights; the front cover, which is not actually attached to any studs, but is kept securely in place by the windshield; the front splitter; the rear diffuser; the rear wing the wheel covers. OVERALL THOUGHTS This was the first SC set that I actually built, and I was really impressed by it. The techniques used in the set are on par with what you can see in MOCs, so I would say that SC sets are to City vehicles what Modular Buildings are to City and Creator buildings – larger and better versions of the same thing with some advanced building techniques used throughout. Now that SC car are 8-wide, I am not sure the set would be worth buying if you have only just started collecting them and plan to get more in the future. Being 6-wide, it feels more like a toy and may end up looking a little out of place. However, if you are a) OK with the scale difference, b) willing/ready to modify the set yourself, or c) a Ferrari fan, don't hesitate and pick it up. I hope you liked the review, comments and critique are welcome as always. If you have any questions for a persons who just built this set, ask away.
  2. Finally built it after getting it on launch day. Here is my video review. I think this is one of the best if not THE BEST speed champions set ever. THE GOOD: The look and what else you can say with only 198 pieces with such beauty. (This also keep the price down) Printed Ferrari logo piece You can also say this is a 2 in 1 build THE BAD: NONE! If you haven't buy this yet, I strongly recommend you go buy it! Don't hesitate just buy it =D
  3. TLDR: super-detailed fully-modular Creator-scale build of epic early-90s Ferrari race-car version of street car version of a race car. The F40 LM is the race car version of what was already mostly a race car. Nineteen competition-ready F40's were built by Chinetti Michelotto for Ferrari; lighter, lower, more powerful and full of racing-specific tweaks. My 10248 "Super-Mod" builds one of these legendary LMs inside the lines of TLG's design. The kit's brilliant overall shaping and clever build solutions provide a framework for revised proportions and deeper detailing. Nearly every step of the build is altered and most assemblies have been heavily redesigned. The LM-spec bodywork has an extended front splitter, fixed headlights, a top-vented front hood, taller rear wing and open mesh rear bodywork. The lengthened doors and repositioned fuel-tank pods were informed by Brickmonkey's modified build, while the gray interior firewall was removed entirely, allowing the seats to be extended back along with the stretched doors for a more properly-scaled cabin. The black trim line is now brick-built the full circumference of the car, and the chromed #56145 rims from Bricks4All have fully scratch-built BBS LM wheel inserts (see my F40 album on Flickr for some in-progress photos). My original goal of just lowering the 10248 model's ride height rapidly evolved into in a fully revamped chassis, keeping only a portion of the central floor and the clever side sills from TLG's model. The race-spec front section carries an oversize radiator, air jacks, sway bars, repositioned hydraulic reservoirs and low-mounted battery suspended on Technic beams. The redesigned rear chassis lifts the axle position and provides mounts for the sway bar and air jack details as well as vestigial rear springs and oil coolers. The engine and transmission assembly was also lengthened and lowered and features details for turbos, wastegates, exhausts, a larger intake manifold and intercoolers. Also tucked in there are the cam-drive ancillaries, oil filter, and transmission-oil line. I followed the spec of a particular F40 LM which underwent a comprehensive resto-mod; much larger intercoolers, dual wastegates and many other updates went into the build. It's all well documented here: www.build-threads.com/tag/Ferrari-F40-LM-Restoration/ Custom stickers were created for the Braille battery, Magneti Marelli digital dashboard, and labels on the master cylinder fluid reservoirs. This project was a first for me at this scale (well, since I was a kid anyway) and a blast to do. It went way, way deeper than I had intended; motivation and inspiration for what was possible came from the large-scale masterworks of Luca Rusconi, Carl Greatrix, Norton74, and Robert Alexander (also Biczzz’s Alfa, Gerald Cacas, Sir.Manperson, Alex Paschoaletto). Hope you enjoy checking it out. Original base model: 1157 pcs. As built, appx: 1270 pcs. Parts changed or added: 490 pcs (39%) (*ps, missing a good clean "finished" front 3/4 shot, have to set up another shoot and add it back here)
  4. It will be just a MOD but I am very excited about the changes. This time front and rear axles are modular so I can work more easy but there is much more. Competizione version hasn´t got retractable lights so I will do a better hood and thanks to the smaller front axle it will be more rigid. I won´t use chain for steering and I will add a bigger black spoiler with some details. New hood, changes in the bonnet and everything I can improve, for example the hood is sharper and I think it would be good to extend it one more stud.
  5. Ferrari 308 from TV series Magnum P.I. Ferrari F40: Ferrari 308 and F40 together: