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2015 LEGO Speed Champions Set Preview

Lego 75909 McLaren P1 2015

LEGO’s small and always fun Racers sets are being refreshed for 2015! LEGO has announced the new ‘Speed Champions’ range, which is made up of partially refreshed old Racers sets (specifically the race-Ferraris and Iveco Transporter), and some new (and rather nice) hypercars.

One of these new sets is shown in the picture above – the awesome McLaren P1 – which joins the other two members of the latest real-world hypercar trio: the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. The P1 shown comes equipped with cones, a pleased-looking mini-figure driver and a few other useful tools, whilst the other sets also include a variety of additional parts.

We think the single car sets (Porsche 918, LaFerrari, P1, and a Ferrari 458 GT3) will please collectors although they do seem to show evidence of LEGO’s default method of creating the complicated shapes required via large specifically moulded new parts and stickers. Nevertheless, all of the new cars do look fun and some of those unique pieces might be usable for other ends (the surfboard piece in use as the McLaren’s rear spoiler is a nice touch!).

Overall we think the new Speed Champions cars will make good starter sets for beginners, and they’re relatively inexpensive at around €15 each. Definitely worth looking out for when they reach stores in early 2015.

Lego 75913 Ferrari Team Truck 2015

This is the set that the Elves are more interested in though. Remember set 8654? LEGO’s F1 team truck was well received by builders and LEGO have given it a refresh it for 2015 creating the new set 75913.

Included in the revised set are toolboxes with tools, lots of Ferrari-attired mini-figures, a brick separator(?), a Vespa(!) and of course the latest Ferrari F14, complete with a spare nosecone. The F14 seems a fairly accurate mini-figure scale version of Ferrari’s real racer, featuring a couple of new pieces and stickers to create the flowing shape.

As for the truck, LEGO seem to have reused the same Iveco cabin and trailer from last year’s set, and all of the assorted racing paraphernalia can fit inside as before. 75913 will cost you around €100, which is quite expensive for a mini-figure scale set, but there is a lot included for your money.

Lego 75910 Porsche 918 2015

Joining 75913 in the new Speed Champions range for 2015 are a Mercedes McLaren pitbox with F1 car (€35), two Porsche GT3 Racers in one package (€50) and the other aforementioned supercars including the 75910 Porsche 918 Hybrid pictured above. The complete Speed Champions range will reach stores in early 2015. Start saving!

Sources: The Brick Blogger and Brickshop.nl

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Double Trouble

Lego Lamborghini vs Subaru WRXWe’ve blogged quite a few classic vehicles here at The Lego Car Blog recently, so to bring a bit of balance we’d like to post a duo of cars so newly-released we’ve not even seen them on the road yet. Luckily though, the Elves rediscovered the page of our very promising Featured TFOL Alexander Paschoaletto, and his two latest cars; the 2014 Lamborghini Huracán, and the 2014 Subaru WRX STI*.

Making modern cars is getting harder, with lots of curves and angles appearing on everything from city runabouts to limited-run exotica, but Alexander has managed to pull off the curves found on these two nicely. See more of both creations via the links to Alexander’s pages.

*Our American readers may think the Subaru should read ‘2015’. Our marketing department refuses to time travel.

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The Good Old Times

The good old times

This BMW E21 – created by a builder who posted their last creation in 2012 and who is now making a reappearance – is the work of MOCpages’ mezolf 1999. His Lego Beemer reminds us of the good old ’80s, when most cars were simple boxes, and one didn’t really stand out from another in terms of design.

The boxyness does mean it’s quite easy to make ’80s BMWs out of Lego, as shown by Mezolf, who has added some nice detailing to his mid-scaled E21 like the famous “double-kidney grille”.

You can check out Mezolf’s BMW by clicking the link above.

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New Kid on the Block

The new kid on the block

An excited Elf returned back to base yesterday with this excellent Ford Model T Hot Rod, which is the first MOC by newcomer Yakov Selutin. While being an incredible debut creation, on Yakov’s MOCpages account you’ll find some clues as to more cool stuff that he’s got coming up.

Visit Yakov’s homepage to check out this rod, and his upcoming vehicles, by clicking the link above.

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The Usual Suspects

Lego Burnout Revenge

Here at The Lego Car Blog we post a huge variety of creations from the several different sources to where our Elves have been sent. But that doesn’t stop a few builders featuring here every other week it seems!

Senator Chinchilla is one of them, producing stunning vehicles at lightning speed. This week’s is a recreation of the ‘Factory R190 GT’ from the classic video game ‘Burnout Revenge’. See all the pictures on Flickr here, by which time he’ll probably have built something new.

The 'r' of red and racing

After interviewing Jens M (one half of the due LegoExotics) last week, we saw a teaser picture of his latest project, and here it is finished.

The model is unmistakably a Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. Pure Italian, pure quality, pure LegoExotics. If you’d like to see more pictures of this breathtakingly good Ferrari, go check out the gallery on Flickr.

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And the award for shot of the year goes to…

And the award for shot of the year goes to...

Another brave Elf today, which comes back to base with a digital creation. Although we do like ‘old-skool’ real brick builds more, this is a photo that stood out above everything.

This is a Hercules C-130 Coast Guard plane, made by mmbace (or Matt Bace, if you are from MOCpages). Making the MOC is one task, editing the image is two. This MOC stands out because of the amazing image of it “in the air”, and Matt’s other shots have a beautiful finish and rendering too.

We’ll give this Elf a medal for its braveness, because hey, we do have a new post. Check out all the images on Flickr at the link above.

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Yet Another One

Lego General Lee

Not just another version of General Lee, but also another epic vehicle by Clayton Marchetti.

A recent visit to Clayton’s page showed us a series of famous movie vehicles, and not only the vehicles are spectacularly good, the scenery and storylines are really well worked out too. Give Clayton a visit by clicking on the link above.

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No-Nonsense Racer

No-nonsense racer

A recent trip to MOCpages resulted in this rather cool race car made by Davanchi M. Not only has he done a great job on the styling and colours of the car, he also focused on interior and engine details. The chassis underneath the removable body almost looks real and the rollcage really does help if it ends on its roof. See Davanchi’s work by clicking the link above.

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Proud to be British

Proud to be British

At least that’s what TFOL Harry Gravett probably is. He made his debut on TLCB with a TVR Sagaris a while ago and this Tuscan is another good British beast from Harry. View it on Flickr at the link above or check it out on MOCpages.

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Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday!

This little FSO Polonez made by Flickr user r a p h y is a birthday present to his brother, who owns the real-life version of this LEGO model. Talk about original presents!

Using some cool techniques and basic pieces Raphy nails the Polonez look in a tiny scale. Great work Raphy!

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Rising Sun Racers

Lego Le Mans Racers

Our two most recent ‘Featured TFOLs’ – Harry Gravett and Alexander Paschoaletto – recently challenged one another to a classic Le Mans face-off on MOCpages. The Lego Car Blog Elves pay attention to stuff like this, as it’s an easy meal token, so without further ado, we bring you their face-off entries.

On the left is Harry’s Toyota GT-One, whilst on the right we see Alexander’s Mazda 787B. Find out who wins on MOCpages, as we still haven’t decided our favourite!

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Full-Stud Racer

Stud-full Racer

MortalSwordsman returns to our favourite of his genres; historic race cars, with this sleek looking Alan Mann Ford Escort race car. Well, sleek, but also superbly classic looking, as he captures the wonderful late ’60s shape with studded plates. See more by clicking his name above.

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The Rally King

The rally king

Interesting photography, isn’t it? We think so.

Most petrolheads know the Audi S1 Quattro: it’s one of the rally legends. This sleek looking 4-wide version by Starscream Soundwave does fulfil the expectations of a rally machine. Check SS’ work out by clicking on the link, and see the original Nils O’s version that inspired it here.

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Awesome in Miniature

Mini Awesomeness

We’ve seen planes in a lot of sizes around, but this micro EP-5 looks bigger than you would expect. The fact there’s a hangar and a runway in the same scale makes it twice as nice. General Electric is the creator, visit his MOCpage to see this plane.

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