This is now my third experience with Speed Champions. I have two earlier models, the Ferrari 488 and the Ford Fiesta. I was intrigued by this new Ferrari F8 Tributo due to its wider design. At eight studs wide, two Minifigures can fit side-by-side in the interior. Additionally, the car looks sleek and I like having nice looking cars in my LEGO® city. While overall, I like the car, I did find some major issues with the design. Read on for more!
NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for review. However, the provision of sets does not guarantee a favorable assessment. I will use my usual rating system (click here to learn more) and provide my honest opinion.
FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO SUMMARY
- NAME: Ferrari F8 Tributo
- SET #: 76895
- THEME: Speed Champions
- COST: $24.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 275
- MINIFIGURES: 1
- RELEASE DATE: January 2, 2020
FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO QUICK REVIEW
- VALUE: 99% (Even at full price, you get a great value in terms of bricks and build-time.)
- BUILD: 85% (Great look, but Minifigs don’t fit inside properly.)
- MINIFIGURES: 71% (Love the Minifig design, but the brick-to-fig ratio sucks.)
- ENTERTAINMENT: 90% (Wonderful car, but Minifigs not fitting inside limits play.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 86%
FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO REVIEW
The Ferrari F8 costs $24.99 in Canada. Additionally, the set contains 275 bricks. As a result, you get a cost-per-brick of $0.09. Comparatively, my average cost-per-brick currently sits at $0.14. Therefore, this kit has a great value-per-brick. I rate it at 97% in this category.
The set took me 63 minutes to build from start to finish. This equates to a cost-per-minute of $0.40. By comparison, my average cost-per-minute is $0.83. Once again, the Ferrari F8 is an amazing value. It earns 100% in this category. Averaging the value-per-minute with the value-per-brick gives an overall score of 99%.
The Ferrari F8 is a great looking build. Of the three Speed Champions sets that I have assembled so far, this is the one that I like the most in terms of display value. Additionally, I am thrilled with the new width of eight studs. It is so much more realistic to seat two Minifigures side-by-side. Another huge plus is the number of stickers. With past sets, I have left most of the stickers off. This set came with an acceptable number and putting them on did not start to drive me nuts.
With that said, I do have some big issues with this set too. Firstly, a minor point, there are no doors. This is an issue with every Speed Champions set that I review. Opening doors add a touch of realism. While I understand how hard that is to do while still staying true to the look of the actual car, I still want that feature.
Second, and this is a big one, Minifigures don’t fit properly in the car with the roof on. I love that two characters fit side-by-side but taking their hairpieces off is the only way to fit the roof in place properly. Even then, it is a hair off. The Minifigure that comes with the set cannot sit in the car with his hair on, or even his racing helmet. This was an issue with the Ferrari 488 as well, however in that case, at least the helmet fit. I was disappointed by that. Overall, I rate the build for this set at 8.5/10 (85%).
There is one Minifigure included with the Ferrari F8. He is complete with all the standard Minifigure parts. Additionally, he has a double-sided face as well as front and back torso printing. His torso printing is also new, featuring a reddish jacket and Ferrari t-shirt underneath. Also, though not a brand-new piece, his hair is also novel. I have only seen that style in the Fun Fair people pack from the City theme so far. Finally, there are two accessories included: a helmet and a wrench. Overall, those specs yield a design score of 13/15 (87%).
One Minifigure in a 275-piece kit is an easy brick-to-Minifigure ratio to calculate. Sadly, it is not a very good ratio. My current average is 148 bricks per Minifigure, and this set is not even close. In fact, of the Speed Champions sets that I have review so far, this one has the worst ratio, earning 54%. Averaging the design and ratio scores gives an overall Minifigure rating of 71%.
As with previous Speed Champions sets, I can’t see many people not liking this set. It is a beautiful display piece and will look great on the streets of my LEGO® city. It makes an equally impressive shelf piece. However, from both the perspective of a display and play, the roof issue really bothers me. I would not have liked that Minifigures do not fit properly inside the car when I was younger. Additionally, it bothers me a little that only bald characters can drive this car in my displays now. For that reason, I rate the entertainment value for this set at 90%.
OVERALL SCORE: 86%
I like the exterior of this car more than other Speed Champions sets that I own. Despite that, I rate this set lower than its predecessors. It really bothers me that my customized Minifigures do not fit properly in this car. The Ferrari F8 was meant to be my wife’s sig-fig’s car (I joked that I got her a Ferrari). However, my wife’s sig-fig doesn’t fit inside with a hairpiece on, and she doesn’t want to be bald. This car discriminates against Minifigures with hair (Note: I don’t really feel that way, I just thought it was funny to say). With that said, you still get an amazing car at a great value. What do you think of the Ferrari F8? Please take a moment to comment below or shout out on social media.
Until next time,
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