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Legendary Ferrari 512 M leads 2022 Lego Speed Champions series

by Antony Ingram
3 February 2022 2 min read
Legendary Ferrari 512 M leads 2022 Lego Speed Champions series
Photos: Used with permission, ©2021 The LEGO Group

We’re feeling let down, and it’s because of the latest Lego Speed Champions range.

Now don’t get us wrong: the latest lineup in Lego’s handily-sized and modestly-priced lineup of brick-based cars is fantastic. But for those of us who grew up on a diet of Lego pirate ships and luminously-coloured space sets, we can’t help wondering where all these cool cars were when we were kids.

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If there’s any consolation, it’s that it’s a lot easier to afford a cool Lego set when you’re an adult, whether you’re buying it for someone younger or for yourself. And you might say that Lego has an inkling that adults might be interested too, given it’s seen fit to include bona-fide classics like the Lamborghini Countach and the 1970 Ferrari 512M Group 5 racer in its 2022 range.

They’re two of the most convincing Speed Champions kits yet, in a range that has varied in the past due to the difficulty of replicating certain shapes in a relatively small scale (Speed Champions models are around 15cm long). The Ferrari in particular looks great, but Lego’s bricks have rarely been as well suited as they are with Marcello Gandini’s wedgy masterpiece either.

Both kits come with a Lego minifigure and cost £17.99, as does another of the new kits, the Lotus Evija. Hethel’s electric hypercar isn’t quite as easy to identify in its new bricky form as the Ferrari or Lambo, but is a neat little model nevertheless.

The final new entrants into the Speed Champions range are a pair of two-car kits, each costing £34.99. The one sure to attract the most attention is the pairing of a Mercedes-AMG W12 Formula One car and the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar, complete with two minifigures and a selection of accessories.

If you prefer Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar though – specifically in AMR Pro form – then the other kit will be the one to have, also including an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and of course, a pair of minifigures.

With the Speed Champions range expanding all the time (other recent kits include the new Toyota Supra, McLaren Elva, and a Ford kit with the new Bronco and Ford GT Heritage Edition) we’re sure to see other interesting models soon. In the meantime, we’re putting that 512M alongside our Lego pirate ship…

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