Ferrari Daytona SP3 (42143) Revealed

Buon giorno my fellow AFOLs! Time to rev those engines and make some room on the shelf for the Ferrari Daytona SP3 (42143) supercar! The Technic sets are fast becoming some of the best and most detailed entries in the LEGO®️ Catalogue. In fact, this is the fourth addition to the LEGO®️ Technic Ultimate Car Concept series. This fiery red beauty follows in the burnt rubber tracks of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083) and the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115). I am always in awe of the unique and advanced techniques that need to go into designing and building these guys. And this one is no exception – it is a stunning model and will definitely turn some heads. From the Official Press Release:

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“This model is a testament to the pursuit of excellence that lies at the core of the Ferrari and LEGO Group ethos. No detail has been overlooked in the design and as someone with an engineering background myself, I’m blown away by the attention to detail and precision of the model at such a small scale. We’re incredibly lucky to be able to partner with Ferrari to help fans turn their dreams into a reality as they build this standout example of racing excellence for real with this new set.”

Niels B. Christiansen, LEGO®️ Group CEO
Images ©2022 The LEGO® Group

FERRARI DAYTONA SP3

  • SET #: 42143
  • THEME: Technic / 18+
  • COST: $499.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 3778
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.13 (very good value)
  • DIMENSIONS: 14cm high x 59cm wide x 25 cm deep
Images ©2022 The LEGO® Group

A ton of detail and effort has clearly gone into the Ferrari Daytona SP3 (42143). I’m not a car/vehicle expert, but it feels like no component has been left out. At 1:8 scale, there is plenty of realism both inside and out. The model will have a functioning 8-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifter, a V12 engine with moving pistons and authentic silver lacquered rims. There’s even working butterfly doors which open to allow access to the detailed interior. And of course the iconic Ferrari logo will be found on the functional steering wheel and on that sleek exterior. This will also be the first set in the series to include what appears to be a UCS style information plaque.

Exclusive Book

To further celebrate this latest model, The LEGO®️ Group is also offering an exclusive coffee table style book. Done in collaboration with Ferrari, the book will give supercar enthusiasts a sneak peek behind the scenes of the model’s design:

The book delves deep into the innovation and engineering excellence that unites both brands and takes a closer look at the collaborative process of conceptualizing, designing and producing the model, featuring interviews from LEGO Group and Ferrari designers and third-generation LEGO Group owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen on why the model means so much to him.

The LEGO®️ Technic Daytona SP3, The Sense of Perfection book will be available exclusively on LEGO.com globally from June 1, 2022 in an exclusive print run of 5000 copies. So if you’re looking to score one, get on that site early – we all know how these exclusives go from 5000-to-0 in under 6 seconds. . . car humour 😁.

Forza Collectors!

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 (42143) is absolutely on my list. I have yet to build a large technic set and I’m eager for the experience. As an Italian, this one speaks to me for obvious reasons. It is after all an iconic brand, one that’s known worldwide. And, come on it looks so freaking cool! Also, can we all agree how sweet that box is? That is some seriously stunning packaging. So what are your thoughts on this latest Technic masterpiece? Are you a big fan of the large vehicle builds? Do you love the Technic theme? What other wild car are you hoping to see? Comment below and let us know your thoughts. Thanks for reading and until next time, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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6 Comments

  1. Joanne Muckart says:

    AWESOME car!!! Great review Frank!!

  2. honbushu says:

    Even though I’ve been reading your excellent blog for a long time, I’ve never commented. As an Italian, you should have liked the Lamborghini as well! I’m not Italian and no Ferrari fan, but this model really appeals to me. Maybe it’s my time to buy a technic model 😉

    1. Honbushu says:

      Indeed, you were very enthusiastic about the Sian. Don’t you think the Ferrari is “more of the same”?

      1. In that case, thanks for being a long time reader! I am not Italian, I just like Lamborghinis 🙂 As for the Ferrari being more of the same… maybe. They’d look great next to each other either way.

  3. Tim says:

    Looks beautiful and that box!! I’m not a technic or car fan usually but this set almost screams, “Buy Me”.

    I do have a copy of Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 for the day I may change my mind about technic.

    1. I know what you mean! I was in a similar situation when they announced the Lamborghini Sian. I don’t often build Technic, but I made an exception!

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