"The finished model, after a fun build, looks great and functions well. The crane can be rotated and raised, and the basket uses gravity to stay the right way up. The B model looks nice as well, and both are good display models."
"For such a small set, the functionality is great. The rear axle drives the cutting tool at the back, which can be raised and lowered; the steering works with a HoG on the top, and the set looks great. My only (minor) issue with this set is that the steering doesn't work very well when reversing the set. But for £9, this is an amazing set, and definitely worth it for a bit of fun."
"The curves and angles on a Ferrari are quite difficult to accurately model in Lego, so I applaud the designer for this one. The rear 1/3 is the most accurate angle of the car, and the others are recognisable as well. This set looks great on display, and the move to 8 studs wide was a good decision from Lego."
"I'm a huge fan of the upgrade to 8 studs wide, as the amount of extra details compared to previous years is outstanding. This is no exception. The front is instantly recognisable, and the build is fun. The back is the same, and I like that a stud was left below the lights to angle them up. The colours throughout are great, and I don't mind the stickers as they provide lots of additional detail. Overall the build was fun, and it's a great little display piece which is very recognisable and accurate."
"This model features so many functions. 8-wheel steering, independent outriggers capable of lifting the entire crane off the ground, raising the crane arm, extending the boom and lowering the hook, and 360 degree twist on the crane. All of these work smoothly and the crane has surprisingly long reach. The model also looks very good, with interior details and well built truck. I'm happy with the amount of stickers as it provides extra detail, the provided weight is a nice touch, and it looks great on display"
"I don't know where to start with this review, because there's so many great details included in this model. The front end looks quite accurate and faithful to the real car. The bonnet opens to reveal a really detailed engine bay. The winch here works smoothly, as does the I6 engine. The doors open, though they sometimes catch on the sills, the interior is nice with seats, gearbox selectors, steering wheel and dash, and I like being able to lift the rear seats to see the gearbox. All four wheels have independent suspension, and there is a surprising amount of travel. The locking mechanism is smooth for the rear door, and the whole rear end is very accurate and faithful to the original car. I like that the roof rack can be removed, but I think the car looks much better with it on. The HoG steering is smooth, the ladder can be folded down, and the boxes on the side and topcan be opened. (I used the box on the top to store the spare pieces.) My only criticisms of the set: I think sand green might have been more accurate, but I imagine there aren't many technic pieces in that colour so it wouldn't be cost effective; and some of the stickers were getting caught on the edges of the sheet, so they were ripping or peeling in different directions. I managed to salvage most of them, but there are a few areas where the white backing on the stickers peeled from under the print, so they are transparent and inconsistent. I imagine this has been fixed by now, and it's not too bad. Overall, this set looks amazing on display, functions well and was well worth the money."
"I had to wait a long time to get this set, because it was so popular that I couldn't find it in stock anywhere! But it was worth the wait, because this, in my opinion, is the most accurate Speed Champions model yet. I checked it against some virtual models of the real car and could not find fault with the design. I like the technique used to design the exhaust pipe as well, as it's the little things that matter with these sets, and this one has every feature of the real thing."
"I've collected a few Speed Champions models in the past, and I was excited to see the upgrade to 8 studs wide. It was definitely a good choice from Lego, as it allows the cars to incorporate a lot more detail. The I-Pace looks good for an SUV (I've seen some complaints about it looking like one when it is in real life), and the design for the front is really clever. The light sequence is a nice touch, but the design for the stand isn't unique in itself. The Formula E car looks very accurate and was a fun build, but I think there was a missed opportunity for a Jaguar team truck like the Scuderia Ferrari Truck in the first wave of Speed Champions."
"I bought this as my first set from the modular range, though I have been looking at them for years. This was the first one which caught my eye and convinced me when it was revealed. The building experience was really enjoyable, and there were a few unique and challenging building techniques used throughout, notably the archway above the door to the bookshop. Both buildings look great from the front, especially the apartment with the bay window and the details on the roof, and I appreciate the pumpkin patch at the back to keep it from looking too bland like many of the previous modulars. The sides have some different colours from the interior decorations sticking out, but this is fairly unavoidable, and wouldn't be noticed if there were other modulars placed next to them. The interiors have lots of nice details (I'm a particular fan of the design for the bed in the bookshop, and the bottom floor of the apartment) and the entire build looks great on display."