LEGO Speed Champions Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY 76898

LEGO Speed Champions Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY 76898


every one I have here a set that I’m
gonna have to read the name of off the box because it is long it is the lego
speed champions formula II Panasonic Jaguar racing Gen two car and Jaguar I
pace e trophy fee set for my American viewers for wondering why I said part of
that kind of funny it’s the Jaguar set so let’s just take a
closer look let’s start out with the formula e car if you’re not familiar
with formula e it is an open wheel all supposedly open wheel electric racing
series that’s actually picked up quite well it’s been doing nicely it’s been
getting a lot of manufacturer support a lot of sponsor supporting a lot of
popularity in spite of a very unenthusiastic and almost comical
beginning the first race I watched that they ever did with these publicly
involved having two cars per driver because the batteries wouldn’t last long
enough for an entire race so the driver would actually skip over to a brand new
car halfway through the race just to have a new battery charge that was not a
good look but they’ve improved technology they’ve
improved engineering significantly since then and the series is doing pretty well
you know what this lego model of this car looks pretty good to me just
generally very happy with its appearance I’m generally happy with the build it
went together nicely it has some interesting build techniques nothing too
fancy some interesting things in the back but just generally yeah everything
it went together pretty well and makes good use of the parts that it does it
does have a crazy number of stickers and many of them are pretty small and I do
as usual strongly recommend that you wait until
you’ve got the whole thing built before you start putting stickers on well too
many of them because a lot of them look a lot better if they are lined up
properly once you have adjacent parts together all that said there is one
thing about this that I personally find to be about as embarrassing as that
first Formula e race that is the size oh that is not intended to be a child
figure this is not an old lego home maker set from the early 1970s or mid
1970s whenever those were out when minifigs were created to represent
babies but see in real life open-wheel formula cars like this you know the
proportions are pretty much like this and formula e cars in particular do have
relatively small wheels compared to wheels and tires compared to something
like Indy car or Formula One but you know the person sits in there in the
cockpit and you can see the space for the person there with the steering wheel
and then because of the size or lack thereof a person’s feet are like here
the the pedals are up in here practically in the nose so when you have
a minifigure that can practically lay down in just the part where basically a
person’s butt goes that’s not right the proportions here are insane well not
not the proportions but the size so this whole loop just comes up which is nice
and convenient you put the person in there just fold those feets down a
little bit better person in there and they need to go way
way down and their hands have to go up and then you bring this bag down little
safety device and yeah it’s like twice as big as it needs to be so I applaud
the proper building that’s used to put this together you know all the small
pieces interesting stuff these are new this this wedge plate piece here is new
for 2020 has been used on a few of the sets that have been released since the
end of 2019 for the 2020 series but going eight wide compared to the old six
wide the difference in wheelbase is not that great but the difference in overall
car size is tremendous and just yeah just it doesn’t work nicely I do though
appreciate how hollow it is you know all the open space that’s in there that does
involve some nice bill to get that shape there it’s just the
size that I have a problem with all right the other vehicle is the IPC
trophy which is like the tarmac racing version of any electric crossover and
you know what I have to give massive massive props so the designer of this
one the lego designer because the build in particular of that front end is
absolutely fantastic I loved it I just I was practically just enjoy just raising
my hands to the sky enjoy just be holding that as I put it
together it doesn’t look all that fancy from from here from the outside you know
obviously there’s one part that’s upside down right there that’s a one of those
squared off fenders there a lot of viewers tell me not to show advanced
building techniques from sets in my review because it kind of acts like a
spoiler pun unintentional right there and I’m gonna respect that on this for
sure because it really would be a spoiler if you want to have the same
genuine joy that I did of building this thing and just seeing the techniques and
and having them in your hands having everything come together yeah I don’t
want to ruin that for you in advance if you don’t want it to be ruined for you
but if you do want to just go ahead and see the building technique just go over
and see one of my build videos for this I’ve got the real-time version and I’ve
also got the speed build both of them I think show the techniques well enough
probably the real-time one gives you a little bit better detail but yeah just
look for the part where I’m building the front end of this vehicle here cuz it’s
great yeah I can’t say enough good about that one of my favourite building
experiences to date for just a small a little bit of something this one has a
ton of stickers as well did not enjoy putting the stickers on this it’s
impossible to put them all on with no gaps I like to minimize gaps and like
those right there just unnecessary I mean I get it I understand why they’re
there and everything with the spaces between I just wish they would dude I
can die cutting a little bit differently for some of these more advanced models
just you know let us us assemblers us model
builders do a little extra work and have to be a little bit extra careful in
taking stickers off the sticker sheet but then allow us to have a much better
result so this is the best that I could do is not too bad it definitely can be
worse but can’t be too much better unfortunately now all that said these
two pieces right here these two 1 by 6 tiles are printed but again one of these
weird printing things where they had an opportunity to do a whole two pieces in
the entire set that were identical he came up with a new print just for that
part and these don’t even line up like I could have done that better with
stickers ironically prints are appreciated but if they’re gonna be not
even as good as stickers then I don’t know plus how much did that add to the
to the price of this I just don’t know I’m assuming it was
pre budgeted and everything it was just weird to me overall again this this went
together great especially in the front the back also the center of it not so
much it’s incredibly solid you would expect this to be rather hollow with as
large as it is but most of the back is just a just a block of bricks that are
all put together and I personally don’t like the shaping of this around here
the real car thing cross over whatever you want to call them you’re just gonna
call it a car is so round so round back here so round all the way around but at
least there’s some angularity to the front but back here they just weren’t
able to get that me and tried to go round around the the roofline there I
appreciate that attempt but it’s just not enough this is just so so Square it
off back here anyway that’s sticker on the top there and you can’t put two
figures in this you can put a driver and a passenger in it and there’s not a
tremendous amount of space for them because the great block o bricks begins
right behind the drivers or behind me the seats which aren’t even really seats
you know they don’t even have backs to them so that’s a little bit a little bit
awkward and gosh this thing is heavy so heavy so
many pieces went into it at least you know that you get your money’s worth in
terms of the the massive parts and the number of parts I mean it’s all parts
but I do wish there was more room inside of it especially just given how big it
is oh yeah and this one is built off one of the new large sized specialized
chassis pieces you uses it to excellent effect and the formula II car forgot to
show you uses an old specialized chassis piece right there you can see it it also
gets embedded goes forward a little bit normally those are done in just a dark
grey color for like lego city cars that are forces wide or so and here it’s just
used to get the driver down really really low and have that nice small and
efficient Center space to still allow room around the edges back here here are
the figures the driver figures for the sets they look quite very different
which I very much appreciate I personally am particularly partial to
the one on the right it’s just a cooler design which has nothing to do with
Legos work I mean for the most part there’s just you know following what
they’re intended to do what they’re supposed to do for me the IP you know
the brand partner in this case but yeah I just think that looks pretty good in
general both these look pretty good but the one on the left having no print for
the leg piece just takes it down a notch in overall just amount of stuff amount
of goodness that you get nice facial expression with the single raised
eyebrow there for the woman no alternate expressions for either of these but
there is one alternate thing included for each of them hairpiece and will
continue to praise Lego for doing this every time they do it because it’s great
cost them just a little bit extra provides all that extra value for us
when we don’t want to have figures having you know their pellets on all the
time or if you do want to leave their helmets on then use these hair pieces
for something else if like but that is always nice appreciated
they also include a wrench piece that’s used as a as a helper as a tool to take
the wheel covers off either said and because both of the vehicles in the set
use the standard well the new updated 2020 standard speed champions style of
wheels well you get two extra sets of those wheel covers as you can
alternately swap out and these are the rest of the spare leftovers and lastly
here’s what’s left of the sticker sheets so you can really visualize just how
much sticker application you need to do for this set this sheet is used for the
formula heat car and this sheet is used for the eye piece like I said I actually
personally didn’t mind this one so much this one was not as enjoyable both of
them really slowed down the build quite a lot too
I typically am NOT against stickers actually sometimes really really like
stickers but in this case not so much and ironically I even liked the printed
pieces that they included for this set less how weird is that oh yeah I almost
forgot there’s a side bill to this start/finish line gate thing which is
plenty big to accommodate two of these huge eight stud wide cars I think some
of the eight stud white cars will actually fit three abreast just barely
but definitely you can do three six wides side by side very easily and this
has one basic action feature you just pull the pin over here like as if it’s
on a grenade or something but as you pull it see there red light drops down
there yellow light and then a green light and you can leave this here or you
can just pull it out entirely you can also change those colors if you don’t
like that choice they do have spares of each in there so you can at least make
it like red red green if you want or something now let’s talk about the price
of this set because to me honestly it makes no sense no sense whatsoever
what’s that number say for a number of pieces 565 yeah and in the US this goes
for $30 $30 us for over 550 pieces
closer to 600 I don’t understand it’s too cheap I mean I don’t mind it thank
Blaine it is more normally priced elsewhere outside of the US which is
unfair but I can’t complain about the $30 u.s. it’s particularly awkward that
they have to speech champion sets on the market right now that came out at the
same time that are each doubles you know that each have a car and a crossover SUV
and the price is so different between the two
this one is 20 dollars cheaper for something that has the exact same well
that appears to have the same amount of overall stuff as the other set so I
don’t understand what’s going on there I am guessing that Lego is moving more and
more in the direction of pricing things based on how much they think they can
get for the sets as opposed to the value of what you actually get there in the US
I’m sure that oscillators u.s. buyers will probably be far less interested in
this particular set than any other speed champion set on the market today because
I mean Jack isn’t that big of a brand over here by any means and both of these
are electric as well one of them is a crossover and a formula e is formula
formula is getting some traction in the u.s. not a tremendous amount you know
it’s not it’s not up there with any car that’s for sure it’s not up there with
formula one but I mean there’s probably some interest but compared to the other
options it’s just not there so perhaps Lego just took that into consideration
as they have a right to do but man if thinking price is set with this many
pieces with this much stuff at $30 Wow wish they could do that more frequently
oh well you know supply and demand I guess business and stuff overall
pretty cool set pretty well done at least I would say the stickers are a
pain there’s just such a tremendous volume of
them speaking of tremendous volume that formula e car is way too big
I’ve said enough about that yeah enough set on that and the eyepiece is to
square around the back I said that when I first saw the initial pictures of the
thing and I still feel it now but I do have much more respect for the build of
this especially up front the bag is pretty good as well the sides are pretty
cool very awkward that’s so much of it is just completely solid I mean a great
deal of that is taken up with bricks like not even you know plates
overlapping and interleaving with with studs on the side brackets or anything
just bricks 2 by 6 bricks like three of them just
taking up space is kind of kind of awkward I don’t understand it but the
end result is mostly pretty good just a little blocking at the back this looks
great it’s just freaking huge it’s insanely huge doesn’t make sense I don’t
know no weird stuff going on with this series a lot of stuff that I like some
that I don’t so much overall pretty well done set for what it is not my favorite
that’s for sure not just because of the brand not just because of the the
specificities of the subject material but just all the other factors that I’ve
talked about so I already mentioned that I’ve got the build videos for this set
for these two well these three builds here you can check out those if you’d
like to and I am done here it’s why I’ll move on to the next thing and talk to
you in soon was again thanks for watching you