Love autos and LEGO? Well there’s something new for you with the release of six new Speed Champions kits—all in the new 8-stud wide platform. In this review I present an overview of each build with a few of my favorite construction features noted, some size comparisons between the new 8-stud wide and previous 6-stud wide platforms, and then add some fun photos.
These are presented in order of their model numbers, but I will admit to saving the Toyota for last, as I’ve driven Toyotas for many years. That said, the build on the GT is stellar and the colors really pop, so the GT was my favorite build from the new LEGO 2021 Speed Champions sets.
76903 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car and 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3
76904 Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R
These kits have a lot of stickers, which is understandable to keep the price down while remaining relatively accurate to their real-world vehicles. Stickers can be a bit of a pain to apply, so here is my approach, which is generally successful. I’m just a little fussy when it comes to getting these placed—they don’t have to be “PERFECTLY PERFECT,” just reasonably so. Take your time applying stickers and hopefully you can get them on straight, level and without blemish.
8-stud vs. 6-stud widths
The new 8-stud wide platforms give much more opportunity for scale details, side-by-side minifig seating and overall accuracy. Here’s a look at three of these cars next to comparable 6-stud versions.
Corvette vs. Corvette:
76903 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car (new) next to 75870 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (retired).
Ford vs. Ford
76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition (new) next to 75881 1966 Ford GT40 (retired).
Mopar vs. Mopar
76904 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (new) next to 75893 1970 Dodge Charger R/T (available).
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