"Hello everyone. Anytime there is something unique about these cars it's a homerun for me and this one fits into that category just by being a WRC. It's the first one in the Speed Champions line so if you're a collector, you have to get it, nuff said. TIME-OUT! Elephant in the room: There are over 30 decals in this set to lay. I love laying most decal but there are people who don't and I totally understand why, especially the smaller ones. I find that holding my breath helps steady my hands. Sure I've passed out a couple of times, but my decals look great! (Kidding) REAL TIPS: Tweezers are a great tool to have on hand for certain decal and an exacto (not for younglings!!) for taking them back up gently without creasing the corners and also sometimes it's easier to add your decal to the brick on the car as opposed to the single brick. When laying on sloped tiles it seems easier to lay from the top of the slope to the bottom. Lastly there is good old fashioned glass cleaner. Spray it on the brick, lay your decal gently while its still wet and slide it to the position you want, mash it down and let it dry. I think that the decals here go a long way in blending the blue of the back end to the white of the front end, capped off by the slightly offsetting blue curved pieces for the hood. Love that texture on that hood. Top marks. Speaking of texture this year it seems like they are employing the use of the corner slopes and 90 degree arc wedges and triangle pieces more and I love that because not only are they unique pieces to get in a set, they do an excellent job of helping to give these cars more texture and shape and can help streamline them to more closely resemble their real counterparts. Obviously being a rally it's the shortest of the SC car's but one of it's most sturdy builds. Right down to the way the spoiler is packed onto the back. It's somehow sleek but tough and with the back end being ever so slightly higher than the front it looks like it's moving even when it's standing still. Once again on the sides, the incorporation of slopes and triangle pieces give it the sleekness, character and texture that make these things come to life. It's all familiar but completely different even down to the white rims, which really pop. The new usage of the teeth pieces in the cockpit for detail, the way they built the roof of this using four bricks as opposed to a single tile and yet again an all new way to build a spoiler with some unique pieces, standout as more reasons this build is fresh for veteran SC builders and a great experience for newcomers. Not to mention the extra option to add the laser lights! Love the minifig here as always they are exclusive prints relating to the car and the detail on this little guy is not to be outdone. Love those pants! Side Note: I'm a firm believer that Lego should include a hairpiece in each SC set. You only get a helmet for drivers in most sets. I'll never lay down my torch for the inclusion of wigs in these sets. I think it's great that we're delving into the rally car world and it's encouraging because there is so much potential and inspiration there with the many classes of rally and the different eras to work with. I can see why they started with the WRC to get the ball rolling on rally cars and I'm looking forward to many more. Let's throw those laser lights on it and take it out in the dirt! Welcome to the family!"
"I'll start by saying that I've built just about every car in the SC line once or twice and for some strange reason they never get old. They all incorporate a number of similar or exact same pieces but they have major differences that keep each of them fresh and unique to build and the McLaren 720s is no exception. Choosing this McLaren for source material is a little odd and unique to begin with and it seems it took a number of new pieces in a new color (orange) to try and get that front end as close as possible. Tough stuff. I love those new curved corner pieces in combination with the plates and quarter tile pieces on the front end and how they leave the open space for the headlights instead of using stickers. It doesn't exactly replicate the real thing but it's a fresh build with new pieces in a new color! I also like how the wedges were used on the bottom sides. Little things like that keep it new. Speaking of new how about the wheel cover design? I believe that the design is actually licensed by McLaren so that's a neat bonus. As far as decals go this set doesn't have a ton of them and they are subtle and symmetrical and accent the car very nicely. I especially like the one on the engine cover. It accents the transparent piece on the back of the canopy. Something else new about this set is the mini figure. This time instead of a traditional driver we have a designer/test driver. What's not to love about the drafting table? Coffee. Check. Lamp. Check. Golden Car Award. Check. The utilization of the sticker there is great also. This mini figure also comes with a helmet. I wish every SC mini figure came with a helmet/hair option like this guy. Mine aren't always driving! I can't close out without mentioning the color again. It's new to SC. It's great having some of the old SC pieces in a new color. Folks, Lego has done it again. A fresh, new, one of a kind build in that familiar Speed Champions style and the finished product is sure to stand out among it's counterparts. This time, in Orange."
"This is one of the most unique builds in this line. It sort of feels like you're getting to smash two different cars together with the front and back being different colors. This makes it one of a kind right off the bat and it doesn't stop there. I'm loving the new corner pieces on the front and back. They help to really accentuate the lines of this car, which are as close as possible to the real thing. It's a very crafty design with a combination of smartly placed pieces and stickers that mesh well to help give it it's great shape. The word innovative comes to mind with the use of the rubber band as tail lights and just the whole back end in general is rather neat. I like how the peg peices were used. The front end is unique as well because it has a kind of upside down build to it. Lastly one thing that stands out to me is the use of different color bricks in the cockpit. It gives a little more sleek but spacious look inside! The minifig is great as always. I'm loving the light blue sleeves and the Logo on the back. The cones are a great touch as well! I had never thought of building them before! Pound for pound it's a great value and like I said in the opening, it's one of, if not the most unique Speed Champions car so far. It looks like it's moving even when it's sitting still! Plus, it looks so much better in person!"
"I love building Speed Champions sets and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 was no exception. The first thing that stood out to me off the shelf was the colors. The grey and yellow are really unique compared to most of the other cars in this line, especially the yellow rims. They really stand out! The minifigure is one of my favorites in the Speed Champions sets. That black racing suit with the yellow stripe is pretty hard to beat. This is the first one that I have built that has an extra front end that is easily interchangeable. That way you can customize its look! I'm one of the few people who love applying decals and this car has plenty of them but they are clear! This is one of the first sets that have had clear stickers. For me it seems to make the placement a little easier and it didn't compromise contrast in colors. I can't finish up without mentioning the spoiler. It's one of the best and more unique in the Speed Champions set. I consider this a must-have for Speed Champions collector's and Lego car fans alike. Even if you're not of fan of Mercedes you can't go wrong with this build and the end result is a great looking car that looks right at home next to all the others."