Worth it for the minifigs and the GT-40, nice set!
"Overall, this is a very nice set from Speed Champions! As a fan of Lego cars/vehicules, this series has brought me a lot of fun so far! The Ford GT/GT-40 set was not a priority as I'm not a huge fan of the blue oval brand, but 30% off at Toys R' Us convinced me.
The GT-40 is an icon. This car is exotic yet brutal. I would have prefer the light blue/orange scheme from Le Mans as this is how I remember this car. Still, this one is beautiful! The technic for the hood and the back are interesting, very realistic shape. The stickers are accurate to the real thing and add a lot of appeal to the car. I usually complain about the amount of stickers in those sets, but I have to admit that they add a lot.
The Ford GT 2016 is colorful and very beautifully curved. The stickers are nice and there's not too many. The only problem that cost half a star here is the lack of rigidity from the chassis. I add a 2x2 black tile on the windshield to give it a little strenght. The printed logo on the windshield is really cool.
The minifigures are perfect. 3 different Ford suits, wich is something I would have appreciated in the Porsche set. The lady in the green jacket would have been perfect with a little Porsche logo or "Turbo" on the back.
Globally a very nice set that I recommend, very fun to build and a lot of playing potential. Those will look nice in the street of my Lego city :)"
"I bought this one for the green Porsche! The vintage look and the color makes it the most beautiful of the Speed Champions series so far. The other one is very nice too, but here is why I don't like competition cars in this collection: stickers! Too many, some are so small... Plus, the white color on the stickers is wither than the bricks. Oh, and the winner flag: what happened with the printed flag that we used to have in racing sets? I got a printed flag in almost every racing sets so far, even the cheapest, this one got 2 stickers. I complain about stickers all the time, I know... hate them.
Anyway, besides stickers, this Speed Champions set is well made. Every car is made differently, yet with some similar techniques. The green Porsche does not have a Lego car frame like many others but still feel solid. The accurate shape of the front light, the back and the typical spoiler... wow! I build it without stickers at first, but I must admit that they're adding some catchy details.
The minifigures are ok, not particularly attractive to me. There is two identical Porsche Design teammates and one random woman driving a Porsche with a helmet.
Great set, great price at Toys R Us, I enjoyed building it while watching something on Netflix. So for me, that's a well earned 4 stars."
"I'm not a fan of Ford, but I'm a fan of Mustangs! I bought it because of the brand and the minifigure (the vintage suit and the huge logo on the back are awesome). The pictures don't give a perfect representation of the real thing.
The only negative side from this Speed Champions: stickers. This one has a LOT of stickers. Too much in my own opinion, but the two-tone body gives it a competition side. So the stickers are just a great addition in this one, as they are not necessary to the distinct shape of the car.
The new Camaro ZL1 is a good example of a build that NEEDS stickers to look like the real thing. Even the rear lights are not brick-made... This is a good side of this horse: rear and front part. The bumpers are accurate and we can recognize this car among others even without the logo.
I'm thinking of buying a second set and making an all-black Mustang. Or maybe a Bullit version, so many options!
"This is my second Ferrari from the Speed Champions series. I already own 75879 and was pretty happy of it, but the stickers.... too many.
Now, this one. This Ferrari, RED!!! Wow, I loved opening the bags and seeing such bright red in there! (I think the red bricks are the ones that age the best) There's a couple of stickers but they are essential to some details on the car. Lego did good not adding tons of sponsors like they did for a lot of others from this series.
The construction techniques are different from other cars. It's not the easiest for kids, but the result is amazing! The rear is the best part of it, for the construction AND its accuracy. I mean, look at the exhaust, the spoiler and the rear window...
The Ferrari F-40 is mythical and just for that I recommend it as a must have in this series.
Thumbs up Lego for adding an extra PRINTED Ferrari logo brick!"
"I like Star Wars sets for 3 reasons: gray, black and minifigs. This set was important to me as this scene is probably my favorite of Episode 1. The minifigs are great and the playability is pretty nice with the laser door system. I'm not a displayer and this set is certainly not one that is gonna convince me to put it on a shelf. Is has many great pieces (19 curves!) and at 33% off at WalMart... it's a no brainer!"
"I got it on 50% at WalMart, I could not let that go away! R3-T2 is such an obscure droid that I wanted it. I like that the Jawas are different from the Droid Escape Pod - 75136. The only negative point is about the sand person that is the same as the Landspeeder set from last year.
Playability is not important for me in a set like that. I bought it for the minifigs only, but it turned out to have some cool and usefull pieces to add to my collection."
"This set was not a must for me. I got it on discount at Costco and bought it for the minifigs. I do not consider the porg as a minifigure, but it's well made. Their is a lot of cool pieces in this set, lots of plates and grey bricks, wich are always good for my Lego City.
The playability is correct but it's always difficult to make a small set that represents lots of scenes. It mixes the encounter of Luke and Rey to her training and goes to their "duel" with the removable roof. So Lego has to make some compromises to make this set as playable as possible to the lowest cost. A good exemple is the inaccuracy of the rock that Rey cuts in half: it's round! In brief, this is the only negative point for me.
Anyway, I had a better time building this set than watching the movie. It was my first set from Episode VIII and probably the last, not your fault Lego!
that's a soft 4*, would have been a solid 4.5 with an Ahch-To Nun minifigure :)
Oh, Lego, I almost forgot! Watch out, somebody has drop some black plastic in the green bin (see photo)!"
"The set is great, I was happy to have new prints of 3 important characters. Muddy R2 is the principal reason I bought it and couldn't wait to compare it with the older designs. That's where I'm disappointed. The printing on the head is messy and looks like it has been drawn with a pen. The older design is sharper and straight all around the head. I've read the other reviews and some have had the same issue. This R2 looks like those faux you can buy on eBay for 2-3$. I used to quality with Lego, not this one. The photo on the box shows a perfect head... disappointing.
Other than that, the set is playable and has a lot of cool pieces, lots of plates. I buy Star Wars sets for the minifigures but I use the bricks for my Lego city. This set is not for shelving so it will likely become a fountain in a park or something like that.
Before I found that the head was misprinted, I was ready to give this set 4*, 4.5* if possible. But 3* is fair enough as I bought it on sale and the rest is awesome."
"I bought it for the minifigs. The Emperor is nice, with its gold light saber, but I bought it for Vader. I was disappointed to find out that the head of Vader and the one from Anakin is exactly the same! Yes, it’s the same guy, but they should have add some details on the Vader head. Something black at least because I can see its beige neck clearly, wich is not accurate at all... I prefer having a Vader with a complete black head instead of that cheap cosplay costume.
The set itself is nice, playable and there’s uncommon pieces, wich is what I’m looking for!"