Random set of the day: Formula 1 Racing Car

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Formula 1 Racing Car

Formula 1 Racing Car

©1998 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 2535 Formula 1 Racing Car, released in 1998. It's one of 61 Town sets produced that year. It contains 30 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$2.

It's owned by 935 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


12 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Back when Shell sold Lego. I bought all these sets except the large Racer. Not too juniorised and easy for kids to build.

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By in United States,

Thanks to Greenpeace, we'll never see Shell promo sets ever again. I was hoping the Shell/Ferrari Tiny-Turbos-esque line would come to American Shell stations, but nope.

Neat little set. Though to me, it screams go-kart not Formula 1. The chassis is still used in some sets today, surprisingly. Their value was good--$2. That won't even buy a polybag today. I seem to recall Kaybee having a few.

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By in United States,

I just love 90s box art. The car looks like it’s flying. 10/10 packaging design.

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By in Australia,

I love love love these little Shell promo sets. I never ever saw them in any Shells, down here, I picked them all up on eBay, but I thought they were cute and lovely little sets.

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By in Australia,

Loved this particular Shell promo. Especially the big sets you could buy. Found memories of walking into our local petrol station here in Australia and picking up the car wash.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oops, it seems someone fitted the aerofoils upside down...

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By in Finland,

Interesting: the "1" pattern on the 2x3 slope seems to be a sticker in the picture, but in reality it's printed like most of these "race car number slopes" were in the 90s.

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By in Latvia,

Compare that to Speed Champions F1) It's amazing that you could get a Formula 1 in a $3 set, and now it's almost 20

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah, yeah, these were cool, for what they were ^^ The only one of this promotion I got at the time was the Extreme Team Raft... which also ended up being my first set with a girl minifigure, which was neat.

Wait, wait a minute... I thought the design of this set looked familiar. Is this just a recolour of 2886 from the year before, but with added minifigure? That was one I did have; and it sure looks like the builds are pretty near identical.

Huh. I'm... not sure what to make of that observation.

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By in Belgium,

@Darth Studhilus Well there's a fair bit more than 30 pieces in there.

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By in Germany,

This line of 10 sets was available as early as of October 1997 in some regions. This was an interesting case, since their instructions gave a glimpse at upcoming themes for 1998.

Back then this was actually quite special :)

Also many of them had parts in unique colors or with unique prints (or lack there of, such as the alien helmet).

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