"First of all, it's fantastic to again see Lego pursue a partnership with a Formula 1 team to create a licensed play set via their Speed Champions range.
This time, creators have done a fairly good job in recreating a set that is not only displayable for AFOLs but extremely playable for younger F1 Lego fans.
As a playset, it is well designed; predominantly sturdy build of the cars, team garage and podium, all of which are very interactive and playable. As a display set, it is still quite appealing. Allianz, UBS and Mercedes stickers all add superb detail that enhance the overall realism of the set.
My main disappointment with the set was the inability of Lego to not accurately match the famous teal colour that is synonymous with Mercedes. The green bricks used leave a lot to be desired and really take away from the look of the overall set. Whilst I understand the cost associated with Lego producing new coloured bricks just for this set, I think it was warranted given the popularity of Speed Champions, the price point and the fact that they've gone to trouble to get the set officially licensed.
My other main disappointment was having to purchase this set overseas and have it delivered to Australia. Restraining purchase ability to certain countries is extremely unfair and I would much prefer to purchase sets from my local independent Lego stockist, but not 9 months after other parts of the world have received stock! You need to address this Lego!
Overall, a pretty good job Lego. Further refining a few smaller details would have made this a 5/5 set, however, still very happy with this purchase. Maybe you could look at a Red Bill themed set next year? ;)