The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Urus ST-X Lego Speed Champions Set Could Be The Coolest So Far, Or Is It?
There’s something we deeply dislike about one of the cars…by Tudor Rus, on
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.
Lamborghini (finally) joins Lego Speed Champions
Now, through Speed Champions, Lego has put out a lot of neatly designed sets that ultimately gave birth to cars that did a heck of a job in replicating the real ones. In fact, Lego has had a longstanding partnership with the VW Group as a whole, and that doesn’t apply just to the Speed Champions series.
The Bugatti Chiron, for example, is both a Speed Champion and a Technic set, then there’s the Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 911 RSR, the Speed Champions 911 Turbo 3.0, 918 Spyder, 917K, as well as the Lego Creator Volkswagen Beetle and the motorsport-inspired Speed Champions set that pack a couple of Le Mans-racing Audis. Yet somehow, Lamborghini didn’t make the cut up until now. Funny thing, Lambo’s arch-rival Ferrari has been part of the Speed Champions craze since 2015 when the LaFerrari set came out.
Coming back to the goodies at hand, both the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and the Urus ST-X will link up and be offered as part of a single set, which is somehow logical since the real-life race cars are both the products of Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Without many official details regarding the number of pieces and whatnot, we can at least offer you some estimates based on previous Speed Champions sets.
A two-car set usually has between 350 and 500 pieces, maybe 600 pieces at most, depending on how much plastic bricks are required for each car but also for the adjacent decor, which can be a small replica of a wind tunnel, Christmas tree drag race lights, or a scaled-down race stand.
Building each car is pretty straightforward, as Lego uses a larger, chassis-like piece for all of its Speed Champions sets, so the builder starts from that and adds more bits and bobs to that miniature platform as instructed. For a set that contains two cars, building time shouldn’t take more than one hour, one hour and a half tops, provided you’re really savoring the experience - which we encourage you to do every single time.
Call us nitpickers, but there’s already something we dislike about the set…
It’s the heavily sticker-ed Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo. I mean, we get it, the real race car will sport all sorts of decals, numbers, sponsors, and whatnot, but is it really that hard to have those pre-printed on the actual pieces so we don’t have to stretch our nerves trying to accurately position them on a teeny tiny bit of plastic? Because mind you, once that sticker has been wrongly put in place, good luck with removing it to fix the issue without damaging it. And it’s not like you can’t do it, Lego, because we know the Speed Champions McLaren Senna set has them for the doors.
Luckily, there’s an upside to those mood-wrenching moments. In the undersigned’s past experience with other sticker-ridden Lego Speed Champions sets - yes, Audi and Porsche, I’m pointing at you - using a tweezer to position the stickers on the plastic bits does all the difference in the world. Just make sure to grab it by one of the sides and not from a corner - this way, you’ll get a lot better control, considering that not all of us have surgeon’s hands.
That said, we’re eager to find out more about the new Lego Speed Champions set and have a go at it.
Will the set make it on your Christmas shopping list? We’re still giving it a thought as we’ll be more interested in gulping down mashed potatoes and roast beef than having to put stickers on some impossibly small plastic cubes.