Release Year: 2015
Pieces: 168 (with 1 minifigure)
Parts & Minifigures
Thanks to being a new theme, there’s a plethora of parts that are new, as well as a number of parts in a new colour – Fl. Yell-Ora (Flouro Yellow Orange maybe?). There is a new mudguard element, and a new printed windscreen. There’s also the 2x3x1 stepup brick, which has also been used in a couple of this year’s Legends of Chima sets. Other parts in this set are not new, but are to this colour. I like the look of the new mudguard element, but I do wonder why they deviated from the old one (50745). Also new to the Speed Champions theme in general are a few more parts, including the axle, and the rims and tyres, which have 2 different black hub cap varieties in 12 and 5 spokes. They look quite effective, and stay on the model quite well. I really like the use of a snowboard for the rear spoiler. It was one of the reasons I bought this set!
Obviously the nice smooth curves of the real car are a little hard to replicate in the LEGO model, but they’ve given it their best shot. It is a little boxy, but they have done what they can.