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 Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen
We’ve all seen the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender take a bow in Frankfurt, but that’s not the only surprise the Brits had in store for us. Thanks to a very inspired collaboration with Lego, you can own a miniature plastic-brick Land Rover Defender fitted with all the bells and whistles of the real thing. Well, some of them, anyway, but the level of detail is quite impressive. Stay with us to find out more.
Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”
The world is not lacking electric skateboards and places to buy them these days. It goes the same for electric scooters and electric bikes. It’s like people will try to come up with just about any sort of invention to avoid walking altogether. But let’s get back to electric skateboards. Now, some say they put a massive dent into the whole skateboard idea and, based on their ethos; we might as well see electric rollerblades making their way into online shops. Purists aside, electric skateboards can provide a cheaper, easier-to-haul alternative to chunky e-bikes and e-scooters. As you’d expect, they’re available in all shapes and sizes (also prices, for that matter), and they’ll keep coming like that.
One such new e-skateboard design is Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser. The Seattle-based company argues that its product is “substantially different” from other offerings for a simple reason: it doesn’t have a handheld controller, which means you’ll get the electricity flowing by pushing it the old-school way, and all the electric motor will do is maintain the speed you’ve achieved. Let’s get into more details.
8 Chevrolet Corvette Items You’ll Love To Buy From Amazon
Let’s face it, America has been in love with the Chevrolet Corvette since day one. But with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 out of the bag, the love affair has all the chances in the world of getting more effervescent. After all, a mid-engined Vette has been somewhat of a wet dream for Chevy and with that finally turning into reality, the Corvette fanbase is in for an ego boost. Truth is, however, that not all of us will afford the new Corvette C8, even if it’s priced at under $60,000, which is way cheaper than its most notable rivals. Yes, McLarens and Porsches, I am looking at you. So why not celebrate America’s greatest sports car with these cool items you can find on Amazon?
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.
Traxxas Reveals New Set Of Rad Tracks For Its TRX-4 Series
Hardcore RC car fans know that Traxxas provides one of the most capable off-road radio-controlled vehicles on the market in partnership with big-name carmakers such as Chevrolet or Mercedes-Benz. Don’t believe us? Check out this RC Chevy Blazer doing its thing or this Mercedes-Benz G550 4x42 taking in some serious bashing off the beaten path. Like what you see? Good. Now that there’s no doubt whatsoever on the level of badassery brought by these toys, hear us out: Traxxas just unveiled a set of tracks that will go like risotto and rice with its TRX-4 series. Let’s check them out.
This Ride-On Toy Car Is The McLaren We Can All Afford
Whoever said McLaren is in the business of making toys that are solely destined for big boys is mistaken. The best proof we can think of is this freshly released ride-on set that comes to both celebrate and replicate the might Macca 720S. Obviously, this is not McLaren’s first peg at ride-ons, not since the car manufacturer offered an all-electric one based on the P1 hypercar back in 2016.amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "tpspd-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B071H91QXM"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "0beb39d40d50f776af30cec86eb2fb7c";
However, the McLaren 720S ride on brings this toy closer to the idea of a real car and what the whole buying process entails. But before you delve into your bank accounts, let us guide you through the essentials here.
DJI RoboMaster S1 Battle Robot
DJI is by now an established name in the civilian drone segment. But as of late, the company has been looking at ways to expand its business on the ground as well. And finally, it has come up with the first product to tackle that challenge. It’s called the RoboMaster S1 - with the S1 symbolizing "step one" - and it should be seen as an educational tool rather than a toy. How’s that? We’ll explain in a bit.
Anki Vector Robot
Robots. We’ve made loads of movies about them and we use them to build a lot of stuff, including cars, computers, and smartphones. Sometimes they scare us but most of the time we’re intrigued at how much they have evolved to present day. In fact, one company has taken a big leap into the personal/household robot niche that it’s hard not to imagine a future where these machines get to coexist with us - hopefully in peace. On that one note, meet Anki and their animal kingdom-inspired Vector robot.
Watch An RC Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² Resist Severe Off-Road Bashing
Do you know what beats a proper video game? Playing outdoors. Sure, video games are the thing right now, and you’ll have an army of geeks protesting that it’s either too warm or too cold outside for their immune systems to handle, but seriously, we have the perfect video to prove there’s nothing like taking your RC car out in the wild especially when the said car is a replica of the mighty Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4².
Panic’s Playdate Is The Cutest Pint-Size Gaming System Ever Made
With all of today’s technology wave that’s rapidly crawling into virtually every area we can think of - from cars to smartphones, smartwatches, gaming consoles, and even running shoes - it’s easy to forget that today’s hardcore gamers started out with the good old 8-bit Game Boy. Somehow, there’s a new player in town and it promises to bring that old thing back.
LEGO Made This Stranger Things Set Based On The Netflix Series
Fans of the Stranger Things Netflix series, it’s your time to jump for joy. LEGO has announced the introduction of a new set dubbed "The Upside Down" which marks the first collaboration between the Danish plastic brick maker and streaming service Netflix. Stay close as we have all the juicy details about this new set.
You Must Preorder Iron Man’s Infinity Gauntlet Right Away
Cosplay is not necessarily something we’re into, but we know a cool item when we see one. Take, for example, Hasbro’s Infinity Gauntlet inspired by the Marvel Avengers: Endgame blockbuster. Curb your enthusiasm, though, the only thing standing between you and your top-notch impersonation of Iron Man is, well, time.
This RC Chevy Blazer From Traxxas Is a Gift We’d Make To Ourselves
The Chevrolet Blazer topic is a hot one whether we’re talking internet, long-time Chevy enthusiasts or just people in the market for a new SUV. The reasons for that are many, but it all really starts with the Blazer’s legacy. And that coupled with a list of rad features is what makes this Chevrolet Blazer RC car so much more than a mere toy.
Make Children’s Day Special With These Ride On Toy Cars
Surviving the Mother’s Day - Father’s Day - Children’s Day triangle is no easy task. So far, we’ve dealt with gift ideas for both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but there’s still one more bridge to cross. And that’s the Children’s Day gift rush - by the way, in the US, National Children’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in June. In 2019, that day is June 9.
Right, so to make life easier for every loving parent out there, we tried to think of a gift toy that would equally suit boys and girls. And then it struck us: it has to be a ride-on toy car. But which one? Should it be a basic one, a pedal car or a more complex, electric choice?
Well, that’s a good question because there’s virtually a sea of options out there, from pretty much every carmaker or toymaker you can think of. You’ll also need to answer a couple of other questions when picking up an electric ride-on car for your kiddo, making the purchase. Should it be a 6V or a 12V? Should it have a parental remote control? How fast can it go?
We’ll go over these later but for now, here’s our selection of ride on cars for your tot.
Your Desk Needs This Mercedes-Benz G-Class Scale Model
Japanese clothing brand BAPE joined forces with German toymaker Schuco to launch a very special die-cast Mercedes-Benz G-Class that would turn your desk’s coolness level up to eleven. The collaboration will see a camouflage-covered G-Class scale model debut on May 18.