The Lego Car Blog Review My Set Competition is nearly at an end, but we’ve just got time to squeeze a few more of your Set Reviews in before the competition closes in December. MOCpages’ Marco. qm joins us today with the set that everyone’s talking about, fresh from the LEGO Ideas platform and designed by TLCB Master MOCer Carl Greatrix, it’s the magnificent Caterham 7 620R…
The LEGO Company are known for making strong and resistant sets. Lego Fans are experts in making good-looking cars. When they get together, great things can happen. Things like a LEGO Ideas project that achieved the magical number of 10,000 supporters to gain approval to become an official LEGO set, which in in this case is the Caterham Seven 620R by Carl Greatrix.
Two years ago, on December 2014, Carl’s Seven started its journey on LEGO Ideas, by May 2015 it reached 10,000 votes and finally in March of this year Carl’s design was approved for production as an official LEGO set.
Now let’s talk about the product, the $79.00 brick-built Caterham, or as the builder called it ‘the kit of a kit car’. Although officially licensed by Caterham, 21307 is not a particularly expensive set; it’s $20 cheaper than LEGO’s previous Creator Expert sets and it comes in a nice black box with wider cardboard usual, something that I think is a nice detail.
Upon opening it, you’ll find one instructions book and seven bags of bricks, with the typical larger 1, 2 and 3 numbered bags, plus some smaller bags with the same numbers on them.
The moment you start building it you notice how cleverly designed the 21307 set is, with a very rigid chassis and a nicely detailed exterior, it’s a builder’s dream. Upon finishing the first part of the build you’ll already have a strong chassis and the rear fenders completed.
Next you open the bags labeled with a 2 and build the second stage of the car, in which you construct the engine, the seats, the front wheel arches (which by the way are very well designed!) and the exhaust. Basically all you’re missing after this is the nose cone, the hood, the trunk and the wheels.Finally, in stage 3, you add the missing details mentioned above and have a finished Caterham Seven 620R just for yourself! At this point you may realise just how much you enjoyed the build process – and it’s great to know that a Lego Fan accomplished every MOCer’s ultimate dream; designing a product that people can buy and build.
To conclude this review, I’ll give a 1 to 10 rating of the set, with 10 being perfect and 1 being a complete fail. For me, the Caterham Seven 620R 21307 set deserves a… (drums please)… 9 out of 10! I really enjoyed building this set, learned new building techniques and got my hands on some new bricks. For me it’s not quite a 10 out of 10 because I think the nose cone and the dashboard could have been better, in both you can see an opening between it and the hood, and they are a little loose. That aside though, 21307 is amazing work by both Carl and LEGO – thank you to both for bringing us such an superb set!
Thanks to Marco for joining us here at TLCB Towers to add another official LEGO set to The Lego Car Blog’s Set Review Library. If you’d like to review your own set for over a million readers a year then you can! Simply get in touch with us via the usual channels and let us know! Until the end of 2016 there are even prizes available for the best reviewer…