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Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 512M and more immortalized as Lego sets

Lego has announced a slew of new Velocity Champions sets, the kinds centered on true certified cars, for 2022. The most current batch contains a smorgasbord of supercars, from beloved classics like the Lamborghini Countach to nevertheless-to-be-produced claims like the very long-awaited Mercedes-AMG A person. There are seven cars and trucks in complete, unveiled in 5 sets. 

Our favourite is almost certainly the 262-piece Lamborghini Countach, based mostly on a later LP500 variant. Not only does it tick the box of a childhood dream machine, but the angular form of the genuine-life Countach lends alone properly to remaining recreated in Lego bricks. Also, it truly is modeled in white alternatively than the standard red.

We also seriously dig the Ferrari 512M. It marked the final of Ferrari’s V12 endurance racers, and even although it was soundly spanked by the Porsche 917, the automobiles are undeniably beautiful. The 291-piece Lego established does a great task of capturing its brutal wedge silhouette in brick kind.

Rounding out the solitary-vehicle sets is the 247-piece Lotus Evija. The electric Lotus has a bit of a generic supercar search about it, but that is not entirely the fault of the Lego package. Its extraordinary vents can’t definitely be replicated with the confined “resolution” of the Lego bricks. Its rear, with distinctive taillight-encircled air tunnels, is a little bit additional exclusive.

In addition to the solitary vehicle sets, there are two much larger sets of two vehicles each. A person is a 592-piece Aston Martin-themed pack that involves the Valkyrie AMR Pro and Vantage GT3. All over again, it can be a little bit complicated to sculpt the cars’ curvaceous lines out of straight-edged bricks, but the effort is admirable. The Valkyrie is possibly the much more thriving of the two, as the Vantage would resemble a Corvette or Viper if it did not have stickers to make clear the aspects.

Very last but not minimum is a twofer comprised of 564 bricks to develop the Mercedes-AMG A single and 7-time Components 1 environment champion Lewis Hamilton’s W12 racer. In Lego’s official item description the driver is not described by name, but the number 44 presents it away. The model of the A person without a doubt looks like a sharp supercar, but the blocky items do not particularly replicate the traces we’ve viewed on camouflaged check mules. The F1 auto design seems to be a little bit much more like the actual matter, entire with the Petronas livery that graces Hamilton’s steed.

Lego has been doing a excellent occupation of immortalizing supercars and classics in brick kind in their Pace Champions lineup. Previous calendar year noticed kits of the McLaren Elva, Koenigsegg Jesko, Toyota GR Supra, Chevrolet Corvette, as nicely as the Ford GT and Bronco. Their much more in-depth Technics line has seen vehicles like the Ford Raptor, Volkswagen Camper Van and BMW M1000RR bike. 

Even though the kits appear entertaining, we wouldn’t mind if they failed to skew so greatly in direction of unobtainably high-priced, restricted-manufacturing automobiles. What kid wouldn’t want a kit of their parents’ Chrysler Pacifica, a Ford Transit Connect to replicate a town scene, or a Mazda Miata for some thoroughly clean, genuine enjoyment? The one-car or truck sets will retail for $19.99, the two-packs for $39.99. All 5 sets are scheduled for a March 2022 release.

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