The LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar (42156) that has recently released and is the second endurance car that LEGO has released, the first one in many years. This one has 1,775 pieces and retails for $199.99.
Like with many other Technic sets, you can expect a lot of stickers to give the vehicles more details and the Peugeot is no different. This set has two sticker sheets that are numbered to 41 which is quite a lot for a set this size.
The first set of bags gives you the parts for the rear gear assembly. There is also an engine with moving pistons.
The second bags fill in a lot of the Peugeot with the framing and the front. There is also the front wheel assembly which is connected to the steering mechanism. The bar runs through the bottom of the car between the seat and connected to the front. You can also see the shock absorber located between the wheels. There’s one located at the back as well but it’s more underneath the car.
Bag 3 fills in more of the middle cockpit area as well as widening the sides of the car more with the panels. The cockpit gets covered up and here you can also control the steering by turning the gear at the top. The doors are able to swing upwards to get to the inside. The steering wheel itself is rather bland. What’s interesting is that LEGO decided not to give a glass windshield so it looks weird since it’s missing.
The fourth set of bags are for the paneling for the Peugeot rear. The whole back part is a single panel that you can remove to show the gears and suspension system. It don’t connect to anything but just sits on top. You also have the rear spoiler and the rear lights using red panels with striped stickers.
Lastly we have the front hood that is decorated with a lot of stickers. It opens up by popping it forward and the beams holds it up. The front LED lights actually use some glow in the dark bars which will surely be a popular part for other builds. The area next to the fenders seems like there’s a big gap with emptyness but the real car has holes there too.
Racing vehicles are usually some of the more impressive sets to me and the LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar (42156) adds to my growing collection of supercars. The overall design of it isn’t too bad considering the real-life car also has an interesting look to it. You may think that the dark gray on a majority of the car may seem too bland it looks alright. The lime green on various spots are nice but there could’ve been a little more to give the car more color.
One of the main negatives of the set is the high price point of $200. I think it’s a little overpriced but that’s pretty much the same with other Technic sets. I think a 20% discount on it would be a sweet spot for what you get. Also, the amount of stickers is a bit too much that’s expected with Technic sets, especially the ones in more recent years.
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