"I bought this set mainly for the parts (tires, tools, etc.) and didn't have any plans to display it. Once I had it assembled, I really liked the end results!
The set is a great Lego set for any racing enthusiast (even if it isn't licensed like the Speed Champions line) and displays well with other similar vehicles. I have mine next to my Speed Champions race cars. Blends in nicely."
"Even though I'm not much of a Chevy/GM fan, this Lego set is an excellent version of a Lego 6-wide (plus) scale Chevy Corvette!
What drew me to the set was the color, the vehicle, and the details. For a sticker laden car, the details and lines are nice, clean, and do as good of representing a beautiful set.
The minifigure, which I rarely touch on in my reviews, has a nice racing suit with the Corvette logo on it and a standard helmet on. He comes with a wrench accessory, four additional wheel covers, AND a nice little trackside camera too boot. Overall, an excellent value for its price. I highly recommend this set!"
"In case you can't tell by the use of exclamation marks, and capital letters, I was excited for this set. The moment I saw it revealed last year my first thought was "do want!" It could've been a different make and model of truck and I would not have cared. The fact it was a BLUE (my favorite color, as if the designer built this set for ME) 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor had me even more excited. The other items in the set were just extras in my opinion.
The reason why I was so excited for it to be a Ford F-150 is I used to drive a 2011 Ford F-150. Mine was gray, though, regular cab and NOT the Raptor. It went to the Great Scrapheap Beyond after I totalled in May of 2014. I miss the truck, and owning one, and this Lego set allows me to recapture some of the "magic" of owning a truck. A very small piece of the magic and the payload capacity is abysmal in the Lego truck. Not recommended for large loads!
Not only is there the truck in the set, but a really nice Ford Model A hot rod. It is an excellent Lego representation of one and is a BLAST to zip around a desk as your manager watches, or, zip around imaginary roads elsewhere. Ahem. Yes, that did happen. No, I was not written up for it.
Included with the set is a drag strip style Christmas tree as its called, a very nicely detailed mechanics bay with a drill press and vise all built in Lego form, and a little welder/mechanic figure with a very serious face. He looks like he could be defusing a bomb! The bay has very nice, exceptional, details. On the backside of the mechanics bay is the winners podium with a large - and cumbersome to apply - checkered flag decal backdrop, race official with checkered flag (completely unneeded, but, a nice figure) and the winners podium even has steps leading up to it! The designer was thinking on this set.
All anecdotes and jokes aside, this set isn't without a few complaints or issues here and there, all of which are quick fixes. They aren't complaints as much as personal gripes. The truck only holds one figure by default. Unacceptable. I had to modify mine so two figures (in line) would fit. I also tweaked the bed so the back was all black, and also used another socket peg like the rubber band connects to to lift it up so it looked more like an actual A-arm on a lifted truck.
Other then those small changes, nothing else was really needed. The set is an excellent set to the Speed Champions line and is recommended to ANYONE who is interested in the line. A MUST BUY!"
"I need to address something with this set right at the beginning, and it is a BIG issue. The whole front end is wrong! Sure, having the grille detail is super nice and all, but, I would've preferred a solution like with the Audi R8 LMS Ultra that is also being sold in this line; two sloped pieces that have a decal on each side for the front end. It would've been a much cleaner and neater solution.
My other big gripe is with the driver seat height. The poor guy can't see over the hood! I had too add a few pieces to add height to the cab section of the car so it looked better to me. Once I did that, the driver's view didn't bother me, and, the aesthetics weren't ruined by doing this either.
Another unfortunate gripe is with the doors. Sure, Lego was trying to replicate the look of the rolled steel of the car door, but only passingly succeeded. The best angle of the car is from the rear, and it is unfortunate that is the case. The only area that really needed more attention was the poor, poor, front end.
Out of all of the Speed Champions cars I have and own, this one is by far the weakest of the bunch! I would only recommend this set to kids who will play with it and are not concerned about accuracy like some adult collectors would be."
"I was hesitant on this set as I'm not as big of a fan of on-road (Le Mans, F1, CART) racing like I was when I was younger. I didn't even know much about the car itself, the 2015 Audi R8 LMS Ultra, until I got this set.
Like with just about every other set I've bought, I assembled this one while I was at work this past weekend. I work in a call center, and I have some leeway and lenience to do things like this and I've even gotten others doing Legos at work, too!
This set, like every Speed Champions set to date, isn't a 100% copy of the real car, but in Lego 6-wide (plus) scale an excellent to passing (depending on the model) representation of a real car. Since the line is aimed at young boys and girls, they are also easy to build even if some help from steadier hands may be needed for the decal part.
Since this set is a race car set, there are plenty of decals to place, square, align (and realign - I'm OCD) to add to and flesh out the details. My favorite decals are the ones on the front that flesh it out. They add a lot of detail, and with this car, were an excellent design choice. There are others that are easier to apply, with the most troublesome ones being the small ones my large hands have a hard time with.
Overall, this set goes together well and has a nice winners circle set the poor lone driver can celebrate his win at. Yay, he won, and can party all by himself! Poor guy. As expected, this set includes an extra set of wheel covers, a wrench to aid in removing them, and a few extra pieces such as some assorted 1 x 1 pieces.
This set is a definite must buy for any race car (or Audi) fan, and a possible buy for a car fan, and a complete pass if you like this street cars in th Speed Champions line."
"Pros: Best Naboo fighter model to date. Great details, and extras, included with the set. Nice trigger element to fire torpedoes! A lot of extra little pieces (studs, Technic ring, etc.) A landing/display stand is included!
Cons: A big large in regards to Minifigure scale, and the actual ship in the movie. R2 loads in, and sits, complete wrong. Lego could've built a small trap door element for him to slide in through, with his head sticking through a new piece and closing the door would secure him.
Overall, this model is a medium-large set when completed, and thanks to the included stand it has fantastic display (and play) qualities. I was on the fence on getting this set as Phantom Menace wasn't my favorite Stat Wars movie, but, I Ioved the look of the N-1 Naboo fighters. Where most of the ships and vehicles in Star Wars were blocky looking, the Naboo ships stood out as they were not.
Lego did a fantastic job overall capturing the look of the ship, even with some of the above mentioned flaws mentioned. I do recommend this ship to any Star Wars fan."
"Pros: A lot of features, play value, and great display piece.
Cons: Sixty-three stickers. That is a lot. They do add detail and help fill in the blanks.
With this set, it is really best for one of two groups of people; those who will play with it, and those who will display it. Not all of the decals should be centered on the pieces for the best results, and not all decals are as easy to position "just right" like some of the others. It would be nice if Lego offered (for sets like this) some kind of plastic brick template to aid in sticker placement.
Overall, I'd rate this set a four out of five as the cars aren't as "accurate" as the 918 Spyder set they released in the same wave. I do wish that the same tricks employed with that set were used with this one to give the cars a more accurate front end."
"Living in Southern Arizona, we rarely get snow, much less see a snow plow on the road. In fact, I've never seen a snowplow on the road, except on videos of those living in areas getting hit by heavy winter weather.
When I saw this set, I initially thought I could use the cab portion in another off-road vehicle build, and I may get another set to do that with. With this set, though, it is a fun, super easy, build that is fun to play with once it is fully built.
With the final product you get a snowplow with a lot of features. You have an adjustable snow blade that can be lifted up, and even removed when not in use! This was a very nice feature to have. Even the bed for the de-icing material is removable! You can put the white pieces that come with the set (snow? hail?) in the bed, even if the spreader that spins on the rear can't spread them out.
For a $20 (US) price tag, there is a LOT of play value. The nice minifigure is of the basic variety, and he is wearing coveralls and a smile. Even when plowing snow the City driver's are happy. He also has a shovel and a broom that are included so he can dust off the blade when done.
The only real gripe I have with this set is a small one. There should have been decal details that should've gone on the inside of the blade to show wear and tear. That would've added even more realism."
"I got this set to use for parts. I wanted the blue to work with another set, and the same for the truck. I assembled the set in short order, and was unimpressed with this one.
The blue car is basic and has no unique parts that haven't been used before. It is very basic and quick build that is light, and easy to roll around. It is pretty durable and fun, and that is about it.
The "pickup tow truck," is nice, but lacks specific features such as opening doors and as a result looks odd. The towing mechanism is nice, and allows the blue car when in tow to turn easily and smoothly and not be pitched off. Where it falls short is in order for the tow arm to be in the right angle, you have to put a small peg like item (a small ball socket on Technic pin arm) down. The arm itself has no ratcheting or better way to secure it, or, for it to be at the right angle.
This set isn't as fun as some of the other recent City wave sets, and as a result, I can't really recommend it."