While Speed Champions rumours have gone quiet after the announcement of next year's Jaguar I-Pace set, Technic rumours have been buzzing away - and there seems to be a lot of smoke around a potential Fast and Furious movie tie-in set for 2020. We also cover the latest updates on the potential next Technic Ultimate Series vehicle and the Top Gear Rally Car seems to have grown a brand.
We'd seen some rumblings that a Jaguar Speed Champions twin pack was in the works at LEGO and sure enough, today we're seeing the announcement of a Formula E/iPace double pack. These models bring a huge development though, with Speed Champions moving to an 8 stud wide format. Let's dig in and see what's been announced and what we can look forward to in 2020.
After being leaked all the way back in mid-June thanks to a UK toy retailer, we're finally getting our hands on set 42110, the Technic Land Rover Defender. With over 2500 pieces, the set isn't going to be an easy build but look out for our review soon. In the mean time, enjoy these Jaguar Land Rover shots of the set in action.
The LEGO Group and the BBC today announced that we'll be seeing a Top Gear licenced LEGO set early next year, with realistic mechanisms. Based on our earlier post with 2020 Technic set information, we think we've figured out what to expect from this mid-range car themed set.
Microsoft announced today the availability of Xbox One and Xbox One S bundles including Forza Horizon 4 and the LEGO Speed Champions expansion. If you've not picked up the Xbox One so far and the DLC is tempting you, these could be just the bundles to get you started.
After leaks and speculation, we're finally seeing the official announcement of the LEGO Technic Land Rover New Defender set with the very appropriate set number of 42110. With over 2500 pieces this is likely to be a big set this holiday season, and it looks like a great build. Read on to find out when the set's going to be available and all the details.
Given we recently reported the full-size LEGO McLaren Senna was on a small tour of the UK it seemed like a shame not to make a trip out to see it at Bluewater Shopping Center. We went and checked this ultra-realistic build out, along with the LEGO "I Love Cars" promotion going on alongside it.
After noticing an image in the build instructions for the Ferrari F1 Ultimate Garage set of a Speed Champions logo on the flank of a Mercedes-AMG GT we tracked the image down. As a result, we found this cool story around a collaboration two years ago between Mercedes and LEGO to celebrate the release of the Speed Champions AMG GT GT3.
After unveiling it alongside the Forza Horizon 4 Speed Champions expansion, the full-scale McLaren Senna LEGO car has kept a relatively low profile, short of showing up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and returning to the McLaren Technology Center (MTC) for employees and visitors to check out. It's going on tour in the UK now briefly, read on to find out where and when.
LEGO's Monthly Model Build for this month is a Formula 1 style race car in red, set 40328, giving us real Ferrari vibes. We took this opportunity to MOC the set into a few other 2019 F1 liveries and with just 20 steps and being made of around $7 of bricks, it's a super approachable way to get into building your own creations.