As it turns out, Santa was good to the TopSpeed.com team this year, with each and every one of them received a rather cool car-themed gift. Sidd, for instance, got a pair of old truck scale models that made everyone a little jealous. Kirby, got his hands on a premium 1989 Batmobile LEGO set that proves without a doubt that he was a very good boy this year. But, what did the rest of the team get? Well, check it out in our article below.
Most Anticipated 2020 Lego Speed Champions Car Sets
Lego won’t slow down its Speed Champions range expansion in 2020, which means one thing: we are in for some interesting new sets which, in case you didn’t get the memo, will be 25% larger (eight-stud wide instead of six-stud wide) than the previous ones, so this basically means more details without the use of stickers and the fact that you’ll be able to fit two mini-figures inside a car, as it will no longer use a centrally-mounted steering wheel setup.
The Danish toymaker has confirmed five 2020 Speed Champions sets so far, but in typical Lego fashion, we’re willing to bet that more builds are going to be announced along the way. In all fairness, we’re eager to get our hands on each and every of these sets, so that’s why we’ve included all of them below. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too much for them to hit the stores (physical or online, for that matter) as Lego’s planning to launch them on January 1, 2020. They’re not yet on sale, but we’ll update the article with extra links once they hit the market.
Best Lego Speed Champions Sets of 2019
2019 was a good year for Lego fans around the world, particularly for those who have learned to cherish the Danish toymaker’s Speed Champions sets, as the brand has been churning out some interesting builds.
What’s more, Lego isn’t keen on slowing down its Speed Champions charge, so 2020 is bound to bring its fair share of stunning car sets to our desks. We’ll treat that topic in a separate article, though, so for now, let’s see what were 2019’s best Lego Speed Champions sets.
LEGO Speed Champions Introduces a Nissan GT-R NISMO We Can All Afford
The Nissan GT-R NISMO is the latest supercar to join the ranks of LEGO’s Speed Champions line, adding another drool-worthy car kit to a lineup of brick sets that already includes the Ferrari F40, MINI Cooper, McLaren Senna, and Dodge Demon.
The Nissan-LEGO partnership was struck in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Japanese nameplate, and one of the early offsprings of that partnership is this 298-piece Nissan GT-R NISMO Speed Champions kit that will surely be a hot ticket item when it arrives sometime in January 2020. All car kits that are a part of LEGO’s 2020 Speed Champions lineup will also be bigger by 25 percent compared to previous versions. If for nothing else, the LEGO Nissan GT-R NISMO will look a lot more life-like than past Speed Champions cars.
Is It Possible to Like This Custom LEGO Tesla Cybertruck More Than the Real Thing?
The Tesla Cybertruck has now been immortalized in LEGO form, except that it’s not an official LEGO creation. The custom LEGO build comes to us by way of Peter Blackert, and the details involved in this build are nothing short of impressive. Using only his creativity, Blackert was able to recreate a scaled version of the Cybertruck, complete with the Cyberquad and what we only assume to be a LEGO version of no less than Elon Musk himself.
There are a lot of things that are cool about this LEGO version of the Tesla Cybertruck, and while we don’t know if LEGO will actually offer an official version of the truck, we’re more than happy to use Blackert’s version as a peg to create our own LEGO Cybertrucks.
Top Gear’s Rally Car Gets The LEGO Technic Treatment
The recently announced marriage between LEGO and Top Gear has given birth to its first child. No, it’s not a LEGO Stig - it’s the Top Gear GT Rally Car, and it’s not your typical LEGO set. It’s a creation of LEGO Technic, which means that you can expect it to be trickier and far more complicated than your run-of-the-mill build. The Top Gear GT Rally Car is the first of what should be a series of kits that will be co-created by LEGO and Top Gear. There’s no word on what the future products will look like, but you can expect this set to go on sale at the end of the year.
The New Michael Keaton Lego DC Batman Car is Two-Foot of Childhood Dreams Come True
One of the most important Hollywood cars is about to get the LEGO treatment. In what could be the best LEGO car of all time, the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie has now been immortalized in bricks. Otherwise known as the 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile, this LEGO car is a showstopper when fully built and a huge challenge to actually build. It’s made up of 3,306 pieces, which is around 200 fewer pieces than the LEGO Bugatti Chiron. The LEGO Batmobile, which arrives in time for the Tim Burton film’s 30th anniversary and the 80th anniversary of the Batman character, will be released on November 29 (Black Friday) at a price of $250.
The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Urus ST-X Lego Speed Champions Set Could Be The Coolest So Far, Or Is It?
We’ve got a lot of love for Lego’s car sets, and some of our favorite desk boosters are Speed Champions-branded. Lego’s move to branch out and launch this new category back in 2015 is something we’ve been applauding from day one. The sets are small enough to build in your lunch break, and they won’t eat up as much space on your desk as a Creator set, for example. That said, the Speed Champions family just added a new member. Two, in fact: say hello to the plasticky Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and Urus ST-X.
If You Can’t Wait for The Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Get The LEGO Treatment, Here’s How You Can Build One From the Ground Up
Like most hotly anticipated cars, there’s a segment of the car-loving population that is also into the hobby of collecting scaled versions of premium cars, or in some cases, LEGO versions of the same premium cars. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 counts as one of the most anticipated cars of the car, but don’t expect to see it in LEGO form anytime soon. What you can do, instead, is take matters into your hands — like one person did — and build a 1:20 scale version of the Corvette C8 using used LEGO bricks. It’s not an official LEGO product, but this LEGO Corvette C8 should do until the real licensed one comes out, if it ever does.
Even Wonder What Happens When You Crash a Lego Bugatti and Porsche 911?
What happens when a Porsche 911 crashes into the side of a Bugatti Chiron? It’s a question that nobody wants an answer to because of all the heartache that will ensure. Fortunately, Germany’s ADAC, the largest automobile club in Europe, found a way to see the aftermath of a 911-on-Chiron crime without having to actually use real-life versions of the Porsche 911 and, gulp, Bugatti Chiron. Instead of using the actual cars, ADAC opted to perform its experiment of sorts using the LEGO Technic versions of both the 911 and the Chiron. The whole stunt looks like it was done for giggles, but ADAC actually did with serious intentions, specifically to see if this type of test can simulate and replace actual crash tests involving actual cars. Judging by the aftermath of the “crash,” ADAC emphatically received an answer to its experiment.
Plan Early and Buy These Lego Cars for Christmas
It’s that time of the year again. No, not quite Christmas, but that time when adults need to start figuring out their Christmas shopping lists. So, if you happen to have a gearhead or two in the family, know that we’ve come up, as always, with the best Lego car sets you can buy right now. They’re suited to almost all ages and who knows, you might end up getting a cool Lego car for yourself. Let’s check them out.
The LEGO-Top Gear Partnership Gives Us Hope Of Seeing LEGO Versions of Our Favorite Reasonably-Priced Cars
LEGO’s lineup of car sets is about to get juiced up now that the toy company has announced a partnership with British motoring show Top Gear to develop a lineup of car toy sets. Naturally, a partnership of this nature will draw a lot of attention, in part because of the kind of sets that will come out from this new partnership. There’s no word yet on what kind of cars will feature in the collaborative sets, but it’s easy to imagine the possibilities given Top Gear’s long and rich history as the most popular motoring show in the world. For what it’s worth, look for the cars from some of the show’s most memorable episodes to prominently feature in the collaboration. As far as what those cars are? We have a few in mind already.
Lego’s “Rebuild the World” Commercial Hits Us Right in the Feels
There’s just something about Legos and cars that go together, isn’t there? I know when I was younger, my favorite toys were Hot Wheels and Legos. I can’t count the number of times I built garages for my Hot Wheels cars out of Legos or cars out of my Legos just for fun. This new commercial from Lego, title “Rebuild the World” doesn’t exactly feature any Hot Wheels cars, but the point behind it is the same.
There are so many classic cars involved that it’s hard to count them all on the first go. At one point, there’s a Harley chasing down a Bunny that is, oddly enough, cruising in a Caterham Seven. There’s a Land Rover Series II, and there’s even an old-school Chevy Bel Air Convertible and a bunch of BMW Isettas too. At one point, there’s even a Peugeot 404 Sedan and a Lambretta scooter of all things. Hell, Lego went all out and even included a Bullitt chase scene. Can you believe that?
The point is that some of the cars in this short commercial are even offered as real Lego sets. The Mini Cooper, VW Bus, and VW Beetle are all part of the Lego Creator Series. Remember the classic firetruck Lego set? Well, the firetruck in this commercial has a striking resemblance, to say the least.
For what it’s worth, the commercial is worth spending the 1:44 out of your life to watch it. I even watched it twice as something about it just made me think about my childhood. Maybe it will do the same for you. You can check out the video just a little further down the page. Enjoy!
Meet the Colide Sprint - a Supercar Lego Concept That You Need To Support Right Now
Concept supercars don’t just grow on trees, but every so often, they take the form of a LEGO creation. This is the Colide Sprint. Misspelled first name notwithstanding, it’s the creation of Vibor Cabor and he needs our help to turn the Sprint into a full-blown LEGO product that could find its way into our homes in the not-too-distant future. From the looks of it, the Colide Sprint takes the form of a mid-engine, two-seater supercar with two independent cockpits, presumably for the driver and the passenger. It also has a quad exhaust setup, though the tips are located on both sides of the car. While I’d love to see what the Sprint could look like in real life, Cabor’s creation is intriguing enough on its own to warrant a chance at coming to life as legitimate LEGO product. It’s already reached 630 supporters and still has 277 days to get to 1,000 supporters. I’m willing to bet Cabor reaches his goal before June 2020.
The Best LEGO Creator and Technic Sets You Must Have in 2019
Calling all dads, mothers, sisters, brothers, coworkers, and bosses out there: we’ve put together the definitive list of LEGO sets you must have in 2019. So whether you’re buying one for yourself or looking to make a gift out of it, you’ve come to the right place. But before we get to the point, here’s one for you: did you know that LEGO makes more tires every year than Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin? Yes, it sounds utterly outrageous because it is. But it’s also true. In fact, as of 2012, the company churned out around 318 million tires each year, about 870,000 mini-tires every day. And guess what: some of those tires will help the following sets get that extra grip as they decorate your room or office. On that note, it’s time to see what 2019 has in store for us. The LEGO Store, that is.
Lego Teams Up With Harley Davidson For Stunning Fat Boy Creator Set
Lego’s affair with the automotive world has seen the creation of whole lineups such as the Speed Champions franchise, as well as a wave of car sets offered under the Creator or Creator Expert moniker. Speaking of which, Lego’s latest collaboration with Harley Davidson will bring a very special motorcycle, in plastic brick form, to your desks. That’s right, folks, Lego just launched a Harley Davidson Fat Boy Creator Expert set and guess what - it is way cooler than anything we would have ever imagined. Let’s check it out.
This Lego DeLorean Is The Ultimate Back To The Future Ode
Car guy or not, you probably know what a DeLorean DMC-12 is. And we’re willing to bet you’ve seen Back to the Future, where the DMC-12 takes up the time machine role, so you have a pretty good picture of how it looks as well. Now, the DeLorean was meant to be a prolific sports car. Except it never reached that height. Although its fiberglass body structure and stainless steel body panels were designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and had gullwing doors, the amount of power and performance it actually offered on the road was not that impressive. But do you know what’s impressive? A Lego version of the DeLorean built with extreme attention to detail. And no, this is not an official Lego set, which makes it even more enticing.
LEGO Speed Champions 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0
LEGO’s partnership with Porsche has seen a handful of awesome builds over the past years, most of them offered under the Speed Champions moniker. However, the collabo between the two brands has reached its apex on two occasions. The first one was the introduction of set number 42056, a stunning LEGO Technic build that replicated the might Porsche 911 GT3 RS through 2,704 pieces. The second peak was set number 42096, a fully-blown Porsche 911 RSR that mirrored the real-life GT endurance racer to the very tiny detail.
As far as the Speed Champions series is concerned, Porsche’s representatives ranged from a stunning 917K joined by its more modern counterpart, the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid to the likes of 918 Spyder and more race-ready 911s. Speaking of which, last year LEGO and Porsche launched set number 75888 which included a miniature 911 RSR and a 911 Turbo 3.0. The latter, however, has been reinterpreted as a standalone set for 2019, with a minor but pretty obvious change.
Leaked LEGO Technic Kit Gives Us Our First Glimpse at the 2020 Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender is coming to the U.S. after an absence spanning more than two decades. But before the 2020 Defender hits our shores, it could be pre-empted by a smaller, but no less awesome, version. This, folks, is LEGO’s latest masterpiece: a 2,573-piece LEGO Technic replica of the iconic Land Rover Defender, complete with a working steering mechanism, a four-speed sequential gearbox, a chassis with three differentials, an independent suspension, and a winch that actually works. Mind you, this is a LEGO Technic version of the OG Land Rover Defender, though, with the specs, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the real deal. The LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender is scheduled to come out in October, one month after the actual 2020 Defender debuts, presumably at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.