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LEGO Review – 10246 Ferrari & 75899 Speed Champions
Here are two sets that I just think are wonderful. However, let me warn you, the Ferrari box isn’t kidding when it says it’s expert level. I had to redo several things, and even had to have someone else be a second set of eyes at one point. On to the reviews.
Let’s start with the Speed Champion set first. The only reason I bought this was for the minifigure. I thought it would be cool to have it in the large car, not thinking about the scale thoroughly before making the purchase. Oh well.
In terms of the build itself, I was quite satisfied with it. The car is nice, but I feel like it could be smoother? I don’t know… I did like some of the new (to me) pieces in the set. It did make me wonder if I’ve been missing out on a lot of things as I feel like there are a lot of new things lately.
On to the Ferrari, the real reason we’re all here.
This set is so cool, and yet, difficult to build. It didn’t help that I have to have the word LEGO going in the same direction. My first mistake happened early one. I was one stud off with the foundation, and it led to strange things, and I had to go back and redo it. I was happy I caught it early on, but this particular mistake was HARD to take apart.
Things continued well, and along the way, I was so appreciative of all the little details. The interior and seats are very well put together. However, on some of the items, I would wonder why it was being built that way, thinking there may be a better way, but it would later serve as “help” for another element later down the road.
The angles on the doors and just behind the doors are very well created. It’s a bit cumbersome to build, but in the end, it’s so sleek that it’s more than worth it. I did opt to leave out the stickers because I was afraid of ruining the perfect line they created with the black bricks.
The interior of the door was simply stunning. I felt like I was building the real deal. I did however have a problem with one of the doors. It took about 30 minutes to figure out what on earth was wrong with it. The same thing happened with one of the headlights. In that case, I had to take apart the center section and work back to one little mistake pagggeeesss ago.
Although there isn’t much play-ability in this set, I can still say it’s a good purchase. I personally don’t like technic, and for a long time, I felt like they were getting all of the best high-end car models. Well this time, we got one, and oh how good it is. The way the back window is constructed is creative, and more than anything, I really enjoy how accurate this set seems to be.
Love all of these pieces, especially the yellow ones, which are new to me.
LEGO Review – 70812 LEGO Movie Creative Ambush
I have a confession to make. I hate most of the LEGO Movie sets. When they first came out, before I saw the movie, I thought they were the most hideous, useless, joke of line of sets I’d ever seen. There were no gorgeous finished, polished looking sets to choose from. I actually thought LEGO was losing its edge.
Then I saw the movie. It changed my outlook, a bit. Not too much, but enough for me to know that I really wanted the Unikitty figures. Oh, and I HAD to have a Benny.
This set had neither a Benny or Kitty, but Bob’s Kebabs… I happened to see several people online modifying their kebab truck into cool food truck looking creations. In addition to the pieces, I knew I wanted this one. The most disappointing thing however was learning that most of the cool pieces I really wanted were sticker based, and, the stickers were missing from my box and LEGO was so awesome to send me a new one quickly.
The build was eh. Nothing special. The stickers were eh. Would have rather had them pre-printed. The fact that I haven’t had time to modify my creation into something cool, eh. What can I say but eh. Overall, this is in no way one of my more favorite sets. And yes, I accept the fact that I am a Lord Business.