LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage review! 75889

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage review! 75889


hello everyone this is the lego speed
champions Ferrari ultimate garage set comes with one modern race car and –
very nice classics so let’s get straight to the cars to start with this here is
one of the three one to t4 models that won the 1979 Formula One Constructors
Championship this one was second in the points that
year and I have so much respect for the build of this I think it looks really
good for its scale and for how durable it is and how reliable it is to actually
put it together I think it is just masterful I love how flat they got it
how wide they got it I love the use of different sized wheels and tires for the
the front and the rear though they are still a little bit low in profile for
this type of vehicle still it has the correct effect and this makes maximal
use of some very recent pieces that have been added to the Lego inventory and it
introduces a new piece as well what is this thing here notice that shape it is
a 2 by 2 tile with a 45 degree angle and then they just have a sticker placed on
top of that so that’s brand new and I’m sure we’re gonna be seeing plenty of
that not just in the speed champions line but in other sets as well used to
very good effect here I really like the shaping around the back of the cockpit
how they got that to round off back there and they use a number of the
quarter around 1 by 1 tile pieces I’m not sure if this piece right in here
yeah red against red isn’t the best thing but I’m not sure if this piece is
new in a red color I personally don’t have any of those in red from before but
I haven’t looked it up in particular to see if that’s new but you know they use
some of the relatively recent 2×2 wedge plates up here for the front wing as
well just just a really nice combination of different types of techniques to
create some interesting shapes the exhausts pipes back here oops I wasn’t
supposed to happen the exhaust pipes that are
the white pieces are the three long bars in white there rather than four studs
long they let you adjust the angle of the wing there but they also give you an
alternate wing for this one so that Wayne is intended to come off easily and
to be replaced with this thing this midship mounted larger wing and the full
assembly for that is included and you build it at the same time so you don’t
need to take anything apart to swap that in that uses another pair of the 45
degree 2 by 2 tile pieces this time in the light gray and this is the the road
course wing that was used that year at at least Long Beach and Monaco most
famously at Monaco not sure where else just changes the aerodynamic properties
of the vehicle a bit presumably a little bit higher downforce especially towards
the front there just and now it’s distributed but I think that for the
scale and for something that’s not a mock you know something that’s actually
designed to be built by folks of all ages and hold itself together and to
even be played with you know how to be rolled around to be crashed into things
it has good durability simple enough to put together I think that it’s a
masterful imagining of the shapes of this interesting vehicle and I think
that it looks great on display it does require a lot of stickers as a matter of
fact the entire set uses I would say a ridiculous number of stickers I mean
look at what’s left of the the outlines of stickers on this sticker sheet and
then this sticker sheet as well but most of the stickers are actually used on
this car the modern 488 GTE car so the lower of the upper classes of GT cars
and this has a very different build from the four five eight that they did
previously it’s practically a ground-up redesign some really interesting shaping
around the sides obviously a ton of studs on the side construction a little
bit of use of some of the more recent pieces you
including the corner tile pieces again here used for low-profile sideview
mirrors right there and there so that’s that’s clever and a good use of those
parts I think also they’ve brought in these 1 by 1 round hollow plates with
the bar extension to give you some of the supports for the front wing or
splitter there yeah a ton of stickers though man and a lot of them are really
small a small placed on two one by twos and such takes a while to put those on
and it really doesn’t look that good we leave the stickers off you know because
that there are so many colors here with the blue getting in there and even the
green just really breaking things up makes this not a good thing to look at
when it’s built just plain really nicely done diffuser section I mean I guess
it’s kind of simple but I like it personally and again you can change the
angle of the wing as before they do use on all of the speed champions cars now
they do use a lot of the 1×2 curve pieces you know one by two by 2/3 curves
either the traditional ones or the relatively recent ones that also have a
a notch that’s cut into the side lots more stickers to be seen there on the
top and canopy comes off pretty easily and you just get a printed console piece
in there and a just a regular steering wheel I feel like this one looks a
little bit better in its proportions than the last Ferrari GT car but still
suffers a little bit of the originals problem of not necessarily looking like
a mid-engine car I still feel like the canopy should have the whole thing whole
cabin should have been moved forward by one stud to make it look more solidly
like a proper mid-engine car and then there’s this the 250 GTO one of the most
valuable cars on the auction market today and here I again have to
appreciate the shaping given its size and the use of relatively new pieces in
the Lego inventory including very notably V round 1 by 2 plates here with
the hollow studs to fill up that space a little bit and one thing that I actually
neglected to mention on the GTE car was the use of a new mold for that front
fender and this GTO uses that as well and this one uses it the front and the
back so these kind of curve under whereas the standard speed champions
ones as you see on the back of this GT car goes straight down to the ground and
these new ones curve under for just a bit of a different shape really really
works on this classic car another interesting thing that was done with
this one is the the build of kind of the underbody of the nose then I used a a
short roof piece short rounded roof piece here done in red attached
upside-down hmm it’s pretty good from the front gives it a little extra little
droop there little extra dynamism a lot stro movement for the eyes to follow
along I think I mean all the speed champions cars street cars especially
are narrow and long and a lot of them are tall as well but that’s just kind of
their style and I respect that it’s really difficult to create good details
and any kind of scale anywhere near what what works for minifigs are relative to
them the only thing that I really dislike about this design here is that
pronounced gap behind the rear fenders so that exists on both sides and it’s
not particularly pretty that said though I do like the shaping of the rear deck
and the shaping of the relatively flat rear end of it I got the four exhaust
ports down there they printed one by one round tile on
top not a new piece but shows you the the gas filler just such a different
bill that really is its own thing it’s very unique and for this one to get
access to the driving compartment it’s just a small older style off
windscreen there and it’s a little bit more cramped than usual for speed
champions cars to get the figure in there because you have to put it in from
the top and then push him back beneath the rear part of the the overhang of the
roof there but he does get hello yeah regular steering wheel once again fair
number of stickers used on this one again but it’s easy to leave most of
those off I strongly recommend putting the front one on for the grill
and these two little air inlets on the sides as well but beyond that you can
definitely start to leave some stuff off and it’ll still look cool as a matter of
fact it’ll start to look more like a plain street car now this is kind of a
combination Ferrari motorsports museum and a garage or paddock and they have a
vehicle lift so you can drive a vehicle up from here and just get it roughly
situated in the center kind of and then just push on this lever here to Jack it
up and it lifts the whole thing up in to the air so that’s one thing you can do
with this but it’s also intended to be folded apart so this is just a separate
little barrier that’s used to protect a particularly valuable vehicle and then
this is kind of winged here yeah pops out this pops out there’s a wing
over there too but this all opens up to make it nice and wide and you know just
to completely change the shape of things so you can start to display some
vehicles here so the idea is you know you might want to put one on display
there and then just have this barrier there so people don’t mess with the car
I like the stickers here quite a lot each one represents one of the vehicles
you got some representations of some some models there yeah really nice
stickers a big old championship trophy I’m not sure which is my favorite
sticker obviously all of the the speed champion sets tend to come
with extra sets of wheel hub covers so there’s an extra set there for your GTE
car and the regular Lego set of tools is available and kind of spread about some
of the pieces are in these drawers and some of them are on top of some of the
tabletops so some storage space there and you know space to walk around this
is a nice little build for a classic glass bulb top proper terminology for
that but just the old style of gas pump a couple very important stickers used
for that it’s more tools over here and I already mentioned it’s just storage for
the extra wing for the three one two this is definitely one of those builds
that has a camera friendly side and then the other side is just kind of playing I
just didn’t put any effort here because it would have required extra pieces
which would have increased the cost and yeah just a simple compromise lastly
they include this little bit of track here which i think is a very nice design
for its size and how many pieces were dedicated to it this does use two of the
90-degree roller coaster track pieces and the very useful light gray color
that’s a new construction to get the archway there I think it makes for a
great presentation they give you a couple of berms and then you can also
change the the angles of these entire sections as well as these individual
that’s a barrier here so if you want to make something straight there you can
and you know you could or you can definitely rearrange these pieces to
make them do different things for you maybe have this come into a straight and
then into a turn or something like that it’s all just a bit reconfigurable so
you can kind of choose what you want to do with those those sections I think
it’s a good start and you know folks who want to use a little bit of imagination
will take some of these pieces apart and rearrange them in different ways or add
to them and here’s how that looks from back and because of the the design in
this I think it actually looks pretty cool from around back as well
here the three driver figures up closer left to right in the order that I showed
the cars so the three one two driver on the left the for a date in the middle
and the 250 GTO driver on the right the key things to look at here are the torso
prints and also the legs a little bit but mostly the torso prints because you
can change out the heads as you want there are still more figures in the set
as well especially if you want to make the one on the left more historically
accurate if you want to put it back into the original era but I think these look
good and I especially like the torso on the left yeah it’s a little bit
different and I guess I like the one on the right as well no I guess I just
appreciate the classic stuff and then for the faces these are what you get
just a little bit better look the guy on the right a little bit older than he may
have appeared at first and none of these have alternate faces and here the other
four figures in the set with the two Ferrari employees on the left one gets a
flag to wave around and then either two fans or one fan and a old school member
of the press guy on the far right it looks a little bit familiar to me I
think it might be the torso because I had a had a sweater like that in the
early 80s I think it was either a hand-me-down or a thrift store special
look at these from around the backside appreciate the use of the same torso for
these two so you can just swap stuff around as you want no need for a gender
specific torso there this gives more options to kids to set up their figures
however they want and one of these gets an alternate space and with everything
removed so you see things a little bit more clearly there are their main
frontal faces or the only face for three of them
I think this set is done pretty well overall I think they did very good
justice to the shaping of each of these cars which is the most important thing
to me as a car fan in general yet all the builds are easy enough to put
together for kids and they are durable enough to hold themselves together while
driving around actually playing with them and I think that all of the kind of
background stuff that they included here aside from the figures in the cars is
useful and pretty tasteful as well so nothing here really feels like a
throwaway to me you know there are a few little things that I don’t like like
that gap and this could have been shifted forward a little bit know the
stickers so many stickers but reality comes to the sticker thing I mean the
real car they are the real for it a GTE that they’re representing has even more
markings on it then they got onto the car I mean it’s it’s kind of a rainbow
slash clown makeup looking kind of cars so many colors flashing everywhere on
the real thing so they had to do that there’s just no way around it
but yeah this is just a nice nicely presented said I think that a lot of car
fans would appreciate this and would appreciate
just displaying the cars as is even stuff like that is is a nice little
detail and the side right here doesn’t look that great I guess it doesn’t look
that bad when you set up to kind of represent the side of a pit lane you
know yeah that’s not so bad after all I guess with the proper context but just
overall I think they’ve done good stuff here and I appreciate the parts
appreciate the builds appreciates the homage to the history of Ferrari here as
well so that’s it for this review thank you for watching more to come
I’ll talk to you in soon you

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