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LEGO Speed Champions Winter 2017 Official Box Art Images

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)

Last week, we saw the product images of the Winter 2017 LEGO Speed Champions sets and today we now have the box art images courtesy of an anonymous reader. Again, we have images of five of the sets with the Mercedes Pit Stop (75880) being a store exclusive so no images of that set yet. This wave should be in stores late February/early March.


Mercedes AMG GT3 (75877)

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG GT3 (75877)


Bugatti Chiron (75878)

LEGO Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron (75878)


Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)

LEGO Speed Champions Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)


Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)

LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)


Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)


Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (75883)

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (75883)


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LEGO Speed Champions Winter 2017 Official Images

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (75883)

There are now official images of the Winter 2017 LEGO Speed Champions sets. We had a first look at one of the sets last month but now we have a look at five sets of the wave. There’s still another set that may be a store exclusive which is the Mercedes Pit Stop (75880).


Mercedes AMG GT3 (75877)

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG GT3 (75877)


Bugatti Chiron (75878)

LEGO Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron (75878)


Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)

LEGO Speed Champions Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)


Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)

LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)


Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)


Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (75883)

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (75883)


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LEGO Speed Champions 2017 Press Release

LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)

LEGO has released a press release regarding the 2017 wave of LEGO Speed Champions sets. The set that is referenced is the 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 (75881).

NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Designed to Inspire Tomorrow’s Racing Drivers, Engineers and Designers – Ford’s Le Mans Victories in LEGO® Bricks

• Ford race cars that won 1966 and 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours will be available as part of the exclusive LEGO® Speed Champions range of models

• New kit brings to life iconic Ford GT40 and today’s Ford GT race car. Minifigures, chequered flag and trophy will help to bring famous victories to life again and again

• Designing the exclusive kit was a “dream project” for LEGO design lead Craig Callum, a former car designer who races Fords in his spare time

COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 29, 2016 – It’s a gift 50 years in the making that could set your child on the path to becoming a racing legend. The iconic Ford GT40 and new Ford GT that won Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966 and 2016 are being brought to life in LEGO® bricks.

The new LEGO Speed Champions set will include both cars as well as racing driver minifigures, a chequered flag and even a trophy to make it easy to recreate those history-making victories.

“Many people in my team grew up with the legend of Ford’s history-making 1966 victory – and experienced the excitement of building and design for the first time through LEGO bricks,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “This kit is a powerful way to tell our Le Mans story, and will hopefully inspire the race drivers, engineers, and designers of the future.”

Ford won at Le Mans earlier this year after returning to the scene of what was a historic 1-2-3 clean sweep 50 years previously. The LEGO Group worked closely with Ford’s design and licensing teams on every detail of the 1966 winning car, and the new Ford GT race car.

“This was a dream project – with a lot of pressure. The Ford GT40 is one of the most iconic race cars of all time, and the new Ford GT is just incredible,” said Craig Callum, head of design, LEGO Speed Champions. “Designed for children, but with grown-ups fans in mind too, we know these models will be closely scrutinized for authenticity.”

Callum, who in his spare time races a Ford Model A hot-rod, and started out as a designer of full-sized cars, helped develop ten prototypes before the final versions of each model were selected, all created from existing LEGO bricks.

You can watch Callum assemble the new kit in record time here.

LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT 2016 & Ford 1966 GT40 (75881)

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LEGO Speed Champions Winter 2017 Rumored Sets

When the list of rumored LEGO 2017 sets came out last month, one theme that was missing for the initial wave was LEGO Speed Champions. A few days after that, the rumored sets for Speed Champion was indeed released which you can see below.

Mercedes-AMG GT3 (75877)
Bugatti Chiron (75878)
Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)
Mercedes Pit Stop (75880)
2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 (75881)
Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882)
Formula 1 Mercedes AMG Petronas (75883)

As you can see, there’s a new car manufacturer with Bugatti and the Chiron should be interesting to see. Technically, Bugatti isn’t a new license as Volkwagen now owns it. Some existing manufacturers are also returning for 2017 with Mercedes, Ferrari, and Ford. After seeing this list of the winter 2017 LEGO Speed Champions sets, which ones are you looking forward to picking up?

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LEGO Speed Champions Winner’s Podium Building Instructions

LEGO Speed Champions Winner's Podium

For those who miss out on the LEGO Speed Champions Toys R Us building event last week, I’ve been sent over scans of the instructions for the Winner’s Podium set. All of the parts are pretty common except for the printed checkered flags which have only been released in a few sets so you may have to find a substitution. Thanks to Bob for the scans.

LEGO Speed Champions Winner's Podium

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LEGO Speed Champions Toys R Us Building Event on June 18

LEGO Speed Champions Toys R Us June 18 Building Event

Toys R Us has updated their in-store events page and on Saturday, June 18 from 11am-1pm, there will be a LEGO building event. For this one, it will be a LEGO Speed Champions Winner’s Circle Podium build which features a small podium with a trophy. Also pictured in the foreground are a couple of minifigures but they probably won’t be included so don’t get your hopes up on that.

The event is free and is intended for children but if you get lucky, older participants are sometimes allowed too. Make sure you get there early as these LEGO Toys R Us building events usually have long lines unless you live in a small city.

**Note: This is for Toys R Us USA.**

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LEGO Speed Champions 2016 Official Box Art Images

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (75870)

If you’ve been following my posts for the past week, you would know that our friend Just2Good has been posting official box art images for the 2016 sets. He’s back again with another video and this time it is for the LEGO Speed Champions theme. As I mentioned before, there are some new car manufacturers that are included in the upcoming wave including Chevrolet, Ford, and Audi and returning from this year is Porsche. There will be seven sets in 2016 but the ones that interest me the most are the Audi ones. Which sets are you looking forward to?

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (75870)
Ford Mustang GT (75871)
Audi R18 e-tron quattro (75872)
Audi R8 LMS Ultra (75873)
Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race (75874)
Ford F-150 Raptor Ford Model A Hot Rod (75875)
Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit-Lane (75876)

Ford Mustang GT (75871)

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (75872)

Audi R8 LMS ultra (75873)

Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race (75874)

Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod (75875)

Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane (75876)

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