In this blog I will explain why I don’t own all the Speed Champions sets. For each set I have my own reasons for not owning it. Nevertheless I still own 16 Speed Champions sets which comes to a total of 18 cars.
The following sets are not part of my collection:
- 75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
- 75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
- 75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane
- 75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
- 75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck
- 75995: Mercedes AMG Petronas Team Gift 2017
Of course I don’t own any of 2018 sets. When the pictures are released of the Speed Champions 2018 sets I will post a new blog to discuss which ones I will buy and which ones I will skip.
Read further to see the reasons why I don’t own these sets.
75874: Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
The Chrevrolet Camaro Drag Race set is for me a street race set and I am focusing on race circuit sets. The plan is to build a LEGO race circuit when I have bought a house. Further I am not a big fan of Chevrolet, I find the Chrevrolet Corvette Z06 one of the less attractive sets I own. I still did not build the Corvette Z06 and I already own it for a month.
75875: Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod
The goal is to collect racing cars, not pick-up trucks. Yes, it is a nice and well known pick-up truck, but not a race car which can challenge a Ferrari. The Hot Rod is cool but does not blend in with the other Speed Champions.
75876: Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane
Ok, this Porsche set is a different story. This set had a good price on Black Friday, but I still thought it was 5 euro too expensive. I was doubting a lot and inventionally when I wanted to buy this set, it was soldout. That’s life!
If one of the new Speed Champions 2018 contains a car which is from the same time period as the Porsche 917K I will probably buy this set.
75883: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
The Mercedes AMG Patronas Formula One Team is a nice set, but not for me who wants to display the cars and keeps the additional buildings in the box. Today I can buy this set for 65 euro at Amazon.de. Yes, it is tempting but it is 32,50 euro per car and the cars are Formula 1 cars which means they look the same. A single Speed Champions car is normally around 15-20 euro which I find a reasonable price per car.
75913: F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck
As you probably understood by now I collect the cars and not pick-up trucks or trucks. This set contains one Ferrari Formula One car and a Ferrari truck which can carry the Formula One car. The set is really great but I don’t think the truck will do it for me. Also I don’t think the truck will look good on a LEGO street base plate when I have my LEGO race circuit.
75995: Mercedes AMG Petronas Team Gift 2017
I want to buy the Mercedes AMG Petronas Team Gift set, but only for a reasonable price. This set never hit the normal retail stores. That is because it was a team gift from Mercedes and probably only a few people got it. Probably it will never be sold for a reasonable price, but auctioned on Ebay or Catawiki.
Do you think I should buy one of these sets? You can convince me on Twitter or by email, see the bottom of the page for my twitter handle or emailaddress.