Lamborghini Countach Among 2022 LEGO Speed Champions Sets

The first crop of 2022 LEGO Speed Champions sets have been officially revealed. LEGO tends to be on the quiet side when it comes to showing new Speed Champions sets for the first time but we may have let out a small roar or two.

There are eight cars in total within the five new sets. Two of which are double packs. There are some pretty heavy hitters this time around, including a classic supercar, and one of the most sought-after hypercars in recent history.

Each of these new LEGO Speed Champions cars will become available starting March 1st, 2022 so set your reminders now.

Here is a rundown of each set.

Lamborghini Countach (set #76908)

2022 LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Countach

We had to start with what we think will be the most coveted among the new sets. There have been Lamborghini LEGO sets before, but this is the first time (as far as we can tell) that LEGO produced an “official” set of the Countach.

The Countach is easily the most iconic vehicle of the 80s and posters of the angular Italian supercar adorned the walls of millions of kids in its era. Speaking of its angular looks, ironically, LEGO bricks may just be the perfect medium to recreate the Countach.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Mercedes-AMG Project ONE (set #76909)

2022 LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes-AMG Project ONE and Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

This is one of two double sets and may become just as sought after as the Countach set. As the name suggests this LEGO Speed Champions set includes the Mercedes-AMG W12 2021 F1 car and the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar.

The W12 is of particular interest to us as it is one of the few times that LEGO produced a set from a recent F1 car. It even features the HALO safety device (which can be removed) and Pirelli branding on the tires.

Admittedly the Project ONE’s smooth lines get a bit lost in LEGO brick translation but its cool factor comes more from what it is rather than how accurate it is to the real thing. Though, we wouldn’t mind if a more detailed LEGO Technic set came along in the future.

1970 Ferrari 512 M (set #76906)

2022 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari 512 M

LEGO is revisiting Ferrari and classic race cars with this set based on the 512 M LeMans race car. Designers aimed to make this new set more detailed than previous Ferrari sets. Specifically the designers wanted to use bricks for headlights instead of relying on stickers.

The LEGO Speed Champions 512 M also features an opening “bubble-style” cockpit which was common on LeMans racers of that decade. Keen eyes will also notice the dual adjustable spoilers in the back. We’re also fans of classic yellow wheels which set off the red race car nicely.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (set #76910)

2022 LEGO Speed Champions Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Aston Martin Vantage GT3

The second double-set in the LEGO Speed Champions line up features the most talked about Aston Martins in the last decade. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the stuff that dreams are made of. Its design is a level of extreme that had gone previously untouched by Aston. The Valkyrie’s futuristic design makes it an excellent candidate for a LEGO set to stamp its moment in time.

Accompanying it is the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car which is subdued compared to the Valkyrie but is still good looking in its own right. It does use stickers for its headlights as does the Valkyrie which is bit of a bummer. However, considering the design of modern headlights, we’re not surprised LEGO elected to go the sticker route here.

Lotus Evija (set #76907)

2022 LEGO Speed Champions Lotus Evija

Despite it not technically being available yet, the Lotus Evija has the honor of being imortalized in a LEGO Speed Champions set. For those who don’t know, the Lotus Evija is the brand’s first all electric hypercar.

Certain elements of the Evija set may look familiar if you are a collector Speed Champions sets but things are mixed up just enough to make it unique. The brillant green bricks make the set unmistakably Lotus; which makes this a must-have for fans of the brand.

As previously mentioned, each of these sets is due to release on March 1st, 2022. The single car sets will set you back $19.99 while the double car sets will retail for $29.99.

If we manage to get our hands on any of these sets then watch our Instagram page and we may post some time-lapse build videos!

Of these new sets, which one do you think you’ll get first? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter at @MotorworldHype.

 

 

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