Race-winning performance built brick by brick

Do you ever dream about building a world-beating race car? Do you ever fantasize about rolling hot into the pits for a splash of fuel and a driver change before the next stint? Do you wanna do all that, but your budget has a hard cap at 20 bucks? Well, don’t worry, because Lego has you covered. Say hello to the latest addition to the Speed Champions series – a pair of Audi LMS racers.

If you were unaware, the Speed Champions series is Lego’s take on some of the fastest machinery on the planet, including the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren Mercedes F1 car, the Ford F-150 Raptor, and the Porsche 911.

New to the grid is the Audi R8 LMS Ultra that took top honors at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race in 2014, and the Audi R18 quattro that’s battling it out in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Exclusive to the R8 kit is a winner’s podium and trophy, while the R18 gets a fuel pump.

Both are available now for $14.99 a piece.

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Why It Matters

How can you not love stuff like this? You get to build the car from scratch, then admire your handiwork in all its detailed glory. The only problem is if you have kids, you may find yourself debating who has the right to display it. Personally, I think it makes a fantastic addition to any bookshelf or desk, whether it’s complementing novels or fairy tales.

Plus, with Audi now joining the ranks, I can finally have that epic showdown between the R18, McLaren Mercedes F1, and Raptor. The F1 car should have the high speed needed to pull away down the hallway straight, while the R18’s AWD system will come into play around the slippery dog bowl chicane. As for the Raptor, well, it’s gonna need to really shine when it hits that backyard off-roading section…

Audi R8 LMS ultra

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Read our full review on the Audi R8 LMS ultra here.

Press Release

Audi is appealing to younger consumers — and Audi fans of all ages — with Lego versions of some of the brand’s fastest cars. The toy manufacturer has extended its “Speed Champions” series by coming out with versions of two Audi race cars.

For the honor, the iconic maker of connectable,plastic toys selected the R8 LMS ultra that won in the Nurburgring in 2014, and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro from the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The cool new little constructible collectibles are available in stores and online at sites including www.toysrus.com and www.lego.com, for $14.99 each.

The two Audi models are among seven new vehicles that are getting the official Lego treatment this spring, a lineup of nameplates that also includes the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang GT, a Ford F-150 Raptor model, a Chevrolet Camaro drag racer and a Porsche 911.

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