The LEGO Speed Champions 76917 2 Fast 2 Furious Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was revealed a month ago, I shared my detailed preview about it back then with a great presentation of Chris Stamp, the lead designer of Speed Champions. Now here’s the real deal, and I can show you all the tricky building details of this amazing set:
Last year we were a bit worried about the Speed Champions line as there were no news about the upcoming sets, but now the full 2021 range is revealed! They will be available from the 1st of June (might depend on the region).
Here are all my detailed reviews about these fantastic new sets. The first one has the following cars:
Lego has organized recently another Rebrick contest with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team – the goal was to create the F1 car of the future. I wanted to create a car that looks somehow futuristic but looks like an evolution of the current cars, and represents the color scheme and the logos of the team. As I do not have too many non-Technic bricks I decided to create a digital entry. I started to build with LDCad, that’s the application I’m more or less familiar with. I started to sketch some ideas but the summer holidays came so I forgot about it. I only realized the deadline 3-4 days before it arrived, so I had to act quickly 🙂 I finished the build in LDCad, but as it does not offer any rendering abilities I had to look quickly for a solution. The Ldraw-Povray connnection was not that easy to figure out in such a short time frame, so I had to look for something else. I considered rebuilding my car in Lego Digital Designer as there are multiple good rendering options for the official app, but unfortunately I used some pieces that are not available in LDD.
The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed started today. Lego brought a nice surprise there – a life-sized replica of the McLaren 720S. I decided to create a small scene with the McLaren and some other Speed Champions racers at Goodwood:
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