Lamborghini (76899) Review
Growing up, Lamborghinis were my favorite car. I had models of the Countach and Diablo. As I got older, I lost track of the brand. However, the cars always held a special place in my memories. Owning a Lamborghini is not something likely to ever happen in my lifetime. However, now I can live vicariously through my SigFig. While it is neither a Countach nor a Diablo, it is the modern equivalent. My Minifig can now cruise around town in a Huracán. Additionally, it will not be the only Lamborghini in town because this week’s review is twofer. This Speed Champions Lamborghini (76899) kit also comes with the Urus ST-X.
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LAMBORGHINI (76899) SUMMARY
- NAME: Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO
- SET #: 76899
- THEME: Speed Champions
- COST: $69.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 663
- MINIFIGURES: 2
- RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2020
LAMBORGHINI (76899) QUICK REVIEW
- VALUE: 95% (Great cost-per-brick, even better cost-per-minute.)
- BUILD: 88% (Nice cars, but not all Minifigures fit properly inside.)
- MINIFIGURES: 66% (Not many Minifigs, but they are nice.)
- ENTERTAINMENT: 93% (Urus doesn’t hold up to rugged play, but the cars are fun.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 86%
LAMBORGHINI (76899) REVIEW
This Lamborghini set costs $69.99 in Canada. Additionally, the kit contains 663 bricks. Consequently, the cost-per-brick for this set is $0.11. By comparison. my current average cost-per-brick is $0.14. Therefore, this Speed Champions set is a great value and I rate it at 90%.
I spent three hours and eight minutes (188 minutes total) building these cars. At $69.99, each minute of build time cost me $0.37. Comparatively, my average cost-per-minute is $0.82. Once again, the Lamborghini kit is an excellent value and earns 100%. Averaging this score with the cost-per-brick score gives and overall value of 95%.
The first instruction manual is for the Huracán. The finished product looks great. It is reminiscent enough of my childhood dream car to make me happy. Additionally, being one of the newer Speed Champions sets, two Minifigures also fit side-by-side inside. I really like this new design method. However, the car falls prey to a typical Speed Champions issue. The Minifigures cannot fit inside with their hairpieces on. This is a problem with several of the cars in this theme that I have reviewed. On the plus side, the Minifigures fit with their racing helmets on. Conversely, I reviewed the Ferrari F8 Tributo recently, and only bald Minifigs fit.
The second car is the Lamborghini Urus. This one is an SUV. It is an interesting choice for a race car theme and does not look like what you would expect from a Lamborghini. All the same, it is a nice build. Two Minifigures fit in the front, and a third squeezes into the back. Additionally, I like that at least some Minifigures can fit into this car with their hairpieces on. Namely, the female driver does not have to wear only her helmet. However, the male driver’s spikey hair does not allow the car roof to fit properly in place. My other point of contention with this model is that the rear bumper falls off easily.
Great looking cars, but there are some design issues.
The final build included in the kit is a start line. Compared to the cars, this build is a quick assembly. However, it has a play feature. Sliding a knob on top changes the lights from red to green and vice versa. I could have lived without this build, but it is a fun add-on. Overall, the cars are nice. However, the Huracán loses a point for not accommodating Minifigures with hair. I rate it at 90%. The Urus loses half a point for not accommodating all Minifigure hair-types, and a full mark for the loose bumper. I rate it at 85%. Therefore, I rate the combined build for these two cars at 88%.
The Lamborghini kit comes with two Minifigures. They have identical torsos with front and back printing. Each one features a new Lamborghini print. Neither character comes with leg printing, and only one has a double-sided face. However, each one comes with a helmet as well as a hairpiece. Additionally, the set contains a wrench accessory. Based on these design specifications, I rate these Minifigures at 26/30 (87%).
Two Minifigures in a kit containing 663 bricks does not yield a great brick-to-fig-ratio. By comparison, my average ratio is currently 154:1. This kit’s ratio is 332:1. Therefore, you are not getting very many Minifigures for a kit of this size. I rate the ratio score at 44%. Averaging the design and ratio scores gives an overall Minifigure score of 66%.
I love the Huracán. The Urus is nice, but I bought this kit for the former. As an adult, both cars will be on display in my LEGO® city. However, the Huracán will be my SigFig’s car. As with other Speed Champions sets, the fact that Minifigures do not fit inside with hairpieces on is an issue. Luckily, my SigFig wears a baseball cap, and that fits in the Huracán. Therefore, I will not deduct a full mark for that issue this time around. I rate the AFOL score at 95%.
From a kid’s perspective, the bumper of the Urus falls off too easily to stand up to rugged play. Additionally, the fact that hairpieces do not fit in the car with the roof on would have bothered me even as a child. From a KFOL perspective, I rate this set at 90%. Overall, the average of the two scores gives an entertainment rating of 93%.
OVERALL SCORE: 86%
Growing up, I loved Lamborghinis. Realistically, I will never afford one as a teacher/blogger. However, I can live vicariously through my SigFig. The Lamborghini kit is an excellent value, and a beautiful set. Sadly, you do not get very many Minifigures for a kit of this size. Additionally, not all customized Minifigures will fit in the cars because the roof of each vehicle is low. On the plus size, hats, helmets, and flat hairstyles do fit, which is an improvement over some other Speed Champions models. I have a Lamborghini bias, but I do recommend this set. What do you think of the Speed Champions Lamborghini kit? Please leave a comment below or let me know on social media.
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