First 2020 Speed Champions set revealed!

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Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

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Panasonic Jaguar Racing has revealed their latest Formula E racing car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 4, which is accompanied by an upcoming LEGO Speed Champions set!

Little information about 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is currently available but we know that it will be released on the 1st of January, 2020.

'Panasonic Jaguar Racing have today revealed their brand-new all electric racecar to challenge for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The British team’s official launch in front of VIPs, media, partners and fans was at Jaguar’s brand-new design studio in Gaydon, Warwickshire – the most advanced automotive design centre in the world.

'The Jaguar I-TYPE 4, featuring an all new motor, gearbox, invertor, rear suspension and dampers has seen its overall weight reduced offering improved handling and performance.

'The lightest and most efficient powertrain the team has ever produced, the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 has a lower centre of gravity and will allow the team to push towards even more points, podiums and wins in season six.

'The new powertrain also features a new vehicle control module - which increases the processing capacity and allows faster rate of software development – this puts Jaguar at the forefront of battery electric vehicle innovation.

'Two other huge, but equally tiny additions to the team in season six. Panasonic Jaguar Racing have partnered with leading toy manufacturers the LEGO Group and Scalextric to create mini versions of the electric cars. The LEGO Speed Champions set featuring the Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 car and Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be available to buy from 1 January 2020. The Jaguar I-TYPE Scalextric will be on sale from Spring 2020.'


Of course, these images reveal an interesting difference between this Speed Champions set and its predecessors as both cars are now eight studs wide, thereby addressing the inaccurate width:length ratio.

Are you impressed with this set and do you like the wider design? Let us know in the comments.

81 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

from 6 studs wide to 8 studs wide: cool!

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By in United States,

So blue

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks good, great colour scheme and I'm interested to see what they do with the 8 stud wide format (I was never a fan of the 6)

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By in Australia,

Drooling at all those new medium azure pieces

Oh and the new windshield's pretty neat too I guess

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By in Czech Republic,

Slow, ugly, squealing formula E...what a racer! Wow!

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By in France,

Love that set! Instant buy for me. I really like the rendition of the halo, thanks to the use of the flexible hose. Clever part use. The colors are great too and will add a nice touch to the rest of the SC display. The nose of the Formula is maybe a bit weird (don't know the exact original shape of it) but I like the overall look. Surprising a de excellent choice for this new set in the range, quite unexpected and welcome!

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By in United Kingdom,

6X5X1, 1/3 windscreen nice!

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By in United Kingdom,

8 studs wide really ? i already think the existing 6 stud wide cars look out of scale compared to a mini fig

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By in United States,

Love the stickers!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

The iPace is a bit too squared off for my eyes, but I like the upside down mudguard used at the front.

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By in United Kingdom,

It feels a bit late to switch scales, but whatever. Better late than never I guess.

Both look good, even the obligatory normalish car in that every multipack had to have. Bring on the rest of the line, and 1/1/20!

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By in Germany,

Jaguar has made so many cool vehicles in its history. Why did they choose the blandest?

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By in Sweden,

Nice! Great color. Pretty sure I'll get these. But that I-Pace looks a bit boxy, especially from behind.

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By in Netherlands,

@Dvsjackal: that's just because 4 wide is what we're used to. Really, it's incredibly undersized for a car if we're talking realistic scale - cars are meant to seat two people side by side in real life after all.

I too prefer 4 wide vehicles, don't get me wrong. Call it nostalgia or whatever, I just love the simpler builds. But then again I don't think I consider these speed champions sets to be in the same "universe" as City, I appreciate them on their own merit.

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the front of the IPace

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By in United States,

I'll be getting this almost ASAP.

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By in Singapore,

I'm so glad I got the Ferrari F40 for my layout — it was the most pedestrian-looking car (with a pedestrian build variant) and 6 studs is just about as wide as I'd go.

Glad I'm not the only one who likes medium azure either.

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By in Italy,

Why after 5 or 6 years change the wide of the car?
For minifig scale an 8 car wide it's to big
Hope only this set is 8 stud wide

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By in Australia,

I don't like the colour which is odd because it is one of my favourite Lego colours. Perhaps you can have too much of a good thing

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By in Brazil,

Fantastic looking, both cars! Personally, I liked the fact of being 8 studs wide, some of the 6 studs wide cars looked a bit too "long", this Jaguar looks just perfect on other hand.

I'm now just waiting to see some Japanese brands now.

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By in United Kingdom,

Tron Legacy racing team!

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By in Canada,

That's awesome, what a great underrated series.

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By in United States,

day one purchase!

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By in United Kingdom,

I won't be purchasing any speed champions sets that don't conform to the 6 stud width.
Only 4-6 stud wide cars work for the minifig city scale.
I can see a market still though in those that don't wish to integrate them into a city.
I build them with as few stickers as possible and often make modifications.
To be fair it I can't make it look at home on a city street I don't buy them anyway.

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By in Sweden,

Holy mother of azure! And Jaaaaaags! Will need at least 4 of these! Haha

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By in United States,

I'm also hoping this is a one-off 8-wide. My whole city is 6 wide except for large vehicles such as garbage trucks, cargo haulers, RV's, etc. I'm not throwing the city wide scale off for a new round of cars.

The pace car does look like a beauty though (except for the big booty) and looking forward to trying some mods, especially to take some junk out of that trunk. Not much use for a Formula Type racer but hey, spare parts are always welcome. At least it won't be 50.00 for one small car I really want (looking at you Mini Cooper!).

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By in United Kingdom,

I soo badly want another Mini in a different colour as a single much like they just did with the Porsche

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By in United Kingdom,

The rrp for 2020 Speed Champions has increased dramatically, but the reason is an increased scale, which is obvious in these pictures. Very good!

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By in Netherlands,

Awesome!
I hope that two minifigs can be seated next to each other in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY!
Hope this will become the new standard for all City cars too. The modular 10260 includes this really cool Cadillac convertible with room for 2 minifigs next to one another, and it is something that bugs me about so many other cars including the Speed Champions, that they are all single seat minifig cars.
I bought some Speed Champions sets, because I like them, but at the same time I feel like the Porsche, Ford Mustang etc. etc. should all have been designed to seat two figures.
I really like the colour scheme of the Jags, and for what I can tell from the pics the sets looks nice.
(adds set to my wish list: must buy!)

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By in Latvia,

I actually like the I-Pace model as well as the Formula-E, and the colours and the design are making this set one of the best SC sets! And I hope to see more Formula-E teams!

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By in Ukraine,

Cool! Hope we'll see another such sets with 8 studs wide (not 6) soon!

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By in Germany,

I display my Speed Champions cars separate from my City layout, so I don't have a problem with the new width, especially if it enhances the appearance.

Now we just need a Tesla to go with it, preferably the Model 3 - in dark blue with white interior...

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By in United States,

Love the 8-wide. That's how I build my cars already, so they'll fit right in. The thing about building cars in minifigure scale is that minifigures aren't proportional, so either the cars can be disproportionate as well, or you can make the cars proportional, but big. In my opinion the latter looks better, especially for models of real vehicles.

Now if two figures don't fit side by side, I'll be disappointed, but it looks like they will.

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By in Hungary,

Oooh, that blue looks very....blue. I like it!

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By in United States,

Four seats! A chassis specifically designed to seat four minifigs! I've wanted that since I was ten. Awesome!

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By in Finland,

What a difference 2 studs make! Looks so much better. I want to buy these windshields and mod all my speed champions to 8 studs. Very nice!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm assuming that because this is Speed Champions, the two-pack will cost three times as much as a single car.

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By in United Kingdom,

Finally, 8-wide cars! Definitely be all over these if this is standard now!

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By in United States,

That color scheme is gorgeous.

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By in United States,

@Nick: It's true that two people should be able to fit side-by-side, but minifigures are exceptionally wide. To get a good ratio that allows two of them to sit together, the whole car has to be oversized. Most Speed Champions cars, for example, are taller than a minifigure. When is the last time you saw a sports car that was taller than a person's head?

But I agree: if these are seen on their own, and not as part of a city, they're great. I love the detail.

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By in United States,

Anyone see any new parts/elements in these pictures?

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By in Turkey,

Only old school cars for me please, and in a single car setup.

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By in United States,

So conflicted about the 8-stud width.....

On one hand now the upcoming Speed Champs cars will look more realistically proportioned instead of strangely long, but now all the old ones will look even stranger. And I don't see Lego making an updated re-release for half a decade now of Speed Champs.

But now we're moving even further away from the classic 4-wides I grew up with, and now they'll be even MORE difficult to fit into Town layouts.

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By in United States,

I hope that Jaguar is a sticker and not printed on that windshield. I’m going to need a lot to FINALLY be able to mod my SC cars to proper proportions! I just built the Charger from 75893 to 7 studs wide and the 39891 widescreen is just not right.

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By in United States,

Love the colors, the shape of the Gen2 car is a bit bland though.

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By in United States,

Lego has used two widths for System throughout its existence: we had 4-wide in the Town era and 6-wide in the City era. 6-wide isn't quite narrow enough to seat two minifigures side by side without positioning their limbs creatively. The move to 8-wide grants more detail and minifig posability and comes at the cost of scale: the 8-wide cars seem to be a bit wider than an actual car would be (whereas 4-wide is clearly too small). For compatibility, if we look at the 44336px4 road baseplate, we have 12 studs at the perimeter and a 20-stud wide smooth area which can accommodate two 8-wide cars without issue.

I think 7-stud wide is optimal for scale for AFOL modular displays, but 8 is more intuitive for Speed Champions sets, which are geared towards KFOLs.

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By in United States,

I don't think Lego will switch the scale for the City to 8 studs ever. Because they would need to scale up buildings and all other vehicles, boats, airplanes. Speed champions is a separate theme, doesn't meant to be used in City and will never be. I support 8 studs though for Speed champions. 6 studs were keeping me from buying these sets, and if they are going to switch to 8 studs, I'm starting my collection.

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By in Estonia,

With wheelarches the 9-wide cars NEED new 10-wide roller door sections - expensive racecars must be kept in proper garages.

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By in Denmark,

I L O V E T H E C O L O U R !

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By in United States,

@kevett1701:
Might want to recheck that math. Look at the box back and you'll see what's going on...

@LegoSolo77:
I've done my best to try to push MichLUG in that direction. When I really got started building cars to supplement my Batman minifigs (got sick of just putting the villains on motorcycles), I picked up 6-wide from Spencer Rezkalla, but he mostly just builds microscale buildings these days. So for several years, I was really the only member of my LUG who put custom cars on our layouts. They were all 6-wide until I designed a straight-truck. The cab stayed 6-wide, but the cargo box needed to hang over on the sides so that ended up 8-wide. Then I did a vintage Routemaster bus, and that ended up 8-wide for the entire thing. When I did some of the Pixar Cars cars, Lightning looked fine in MLCad (I do most of my car designs with LDraw so I can design the body first and then figure out how to SNOT it to the frame). The die-cast cars you can find near the Hot Wheels and Matchbox sections are supposed to be designed straight off the Pixar animation files, so I was buying those to use as reference material, and when I really started looking at the entire group instead of just one at a time, I realized that both Lightning and Holley Shiftwell were quite a bit wider than the rest. So those are, currently, my only 8-wide _cars_, but it really sorted out the scale issues.

However, since I got started, we've had new members come in who prefer 4-wide (I think they look best strapped to the rear bumper in case of emergency), and one member who has built a few 6-wide cars has produced a fleet of school busses, all at 6-wide. In recent years, a few people have started buying a lot of the Speed Champions sets, in part because there are a few shows where I traditionally don't provide cars (this weekend we set up one show that runs opposite two other shows that I take my cars to, and we have another show that runs the same weekend as Brickworld Chicago _every_year_).

@The Big Legoski:
I've been designing 6-wide cars with side-by-side seating for around 13 years now. It's not hard, but it's also not a very robust design with bucket seats attached by a single stud. I very much doubt that it would fly in an official set, though it is possible to increase that to two studs per seat if you're willing to give up some interior detail. And I actually got an interesting response from one person in my LUG when he found out that the new flying Ford Anglia from the HP Whomping Willow set has front/back seating about half a year after I designed a more detailed version that had side-by-side seating in the front, and room enough for Hedwig, Scabbers, and a travel trunk in the rear.

@hamMOC:
4-wide obviously prevents any possibility of side-by-side seating, and it looks like a motorized roller skate. 8-wide you can have side-by-side seating and sculpted sides, if you don't mind it looking like it's being driven by a toddler. 6-wide you can either go with side-by-side seating, or sculpted side panels, but generally not both. There's no reason you can't get the length in scale with the width, though. I think my shortest original design is around 14 studs long, and I've got a few designs that come in at no more than 16 studs long. But it took a while to get there. I think it took me over five years to figure out how to get the rocker panel down from six studs to four (the bare minimum I can squeeze in without squeezing out the minifigs). Add in another four studs each for the fenders (I refuse to cobble together boxy wheel wells using just inverted slopes when there are so many awesome fender options), and I think 13 studs is my theoretical minimum length, leaving me only half a stud each for the front and rear end clips.

@Mosquitosquisher7:
The pace car has a new windshield, which is the first to feature a recessed lip so the windshield can blend right into the roof.

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By in United States,

@CopperTablet:
I've got around 50 cars that fig minifigs side-by-side without "creative" positioning of the limbs. Yes, it's possible for them to intersect, but all of the drivers have their right hand on the steering wheel, and drivers' left arms and passengers' right arms are all resting on the top of the doors. Passengers' left arms all hang at their sides, and there's no issues with them getting too crowded. As for the road plates, that's generally true, but not in MichLUG. Those are the same road plates we use, but our sidewalks are 7 studs wide, overhanging the road surface by one stud. This allows the curb to overhang pocketed storm drains (something you see in real life), but the primary reason we ended up with that as our standard is that the trees we use are already pushing the limits for how wide you can go. They sit in 3x3 planters right on the curb, and they're ~13 studs in diameter, so they hang over the outside of the baseplate by one stud, and five studs over the road (finding a spot to slip my 8-wide Routemaster into a display is so fun...).

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By in United Kingdom,

These look very good indeed, A 4-stud wide vehicle next to these will look pretty weird!

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By in United States,

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice, but unfortunately now they don't scale-match with the older sets in the line. Pros and cons, pros and cons... *sigh*

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By in Germany,

I love the F-150 in 8-wide but here I think it's too much. It doesn't fit too well with the other cars from the series. The Raptor looks OK besides the Fiesta, cause a pickup is much bigger in RL (I've seen a Raptor in the streets, it's huge!), but here it doesn't work for me. Happy for everyone who gets excited about this but for my part this is a pass and I hope they don't change the overall scale of the series. I really liked the 6-wide scale and I was always very impressed by what they can pull off at that scale. AMG, 720S? Those are just so perfect.

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By in United States,

Maybe since Lego and Jaguar are licensed we can see an F-Type or better yet and E-Type!

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By in United States,

I'm digging that mechanism for the starting lights

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By in United States,

I love the I pace it looks perfect in 8 stud width I am going to have to get that.

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By in United States,

Hoping for stickers. I don't care much for Jaguars but this would make an excellent parts pack

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By in United Kingdom,

It's clear the width is very polarizing, although there does seem to be greater support here for 8 wide, which is no surprise to me as I always seem to be on the unpopular side of the debate.

Long live 6stud width speed champions!

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By in Netherlands,

Can the i-Pace fit 2 minifigs?

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By in United States,

Colors are fantastic. Cool to see a new brand of vehicle. I don't care for the Forumla racing cars, the low profile style has never appealed to me, but that other race car looks awesome! Excited to see what else is revealed for next year's Speed Champions.

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By in United States,

Colors are fantastic. Cool to see a new brand of vehicle. I don't care for the Forumla racing cars, the low profile style has never appealed to me, but that other race car looks awesome! Excited to see what else is revealed for next year's Speed Champions.

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By in Canada,

*Sigh*...Okay TLG, repeat after me: Lam-Bor-Gi-Ni (and yes, I no that's how it's spelled, Phonetically though)...that is what I'd like this round, and I'm very sure others would. And I'm talking: Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, Huracán ...
You can do this, as you made a Gallardo Racers set a few years ago...
I guess what I'm, or rather asking is: Please can you do this?

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By in Sweden,

@ggj: Yes it can. According to Brothers Brick it'll have as many as four seats, but I wonder if that's really possible.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't have any speed champions sets but these look fab.. love the blue!

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By in Singapore,

@Purple Dave: Do you have photos of what your side-by-side seated builds look like? I'm curious how they differ from LEGO's official cars, from 10260-1 all the way back to 4728-1 (the latter of which I own, where driver and passenger aren't even attached).

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By in United Kingdom,

Big fan of the colour scheme - almost looks like a Maersk blue racer!

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By in Germany,

An thus another great theme died for me. This time it's 8studeritis for no reason.

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By in United States,

@LegoSonicBoy:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3468357

I'm terrible about photographing my own stuff, so that's really the best I can do at the moment. The passenger compartment sits on a 6x6 plate. In the center is a cluster of four jumper tiles. Two run laterally in the center with the center console/shifter attached to them, and two run parallel to the car on either side of those. The seats each attach to one of those outside jumpers. Brackets sit on top of a tile behind the bucket seats, and cheese wedges (all MOCs have been updated to use double cheeses, but I posted these before they existed) and 2x4 tiles fill in behind. I stripped the rest of the LDraw file out, but if you do digital design, here's the relevant part of the design:

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@ALFIE22
The 2x3-1/2 wedge plates? Yes. Yes, they are. Beyond that, I don't see any other new parts in that section. Too bad they didn't make some new parts that would streamline the design of the spoiler on the other car. That thing's two plates and a tile just so they could hang the quarter-circle tiles on the sides!

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By in Singapore,

@Purple Dave: Thanks, that was helpful! Based on the photo, am I right to say that the seat jumpers are connected to the tubes of the seats?

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By in Austria,

This will be my 34th Speed Champion set! I hope there will be more prints instead of stickers. And the blue-black colours are really fantastic!

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By in Iran,

I think the Speed Champions line has been steadily improving over the years, this year's sets looked pretty good to me and judging by this they're making them even better next year.

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By in United States,

@LegoSonicBoy:
Yeah, that's it. It's not a very secure connection (I often have one or two pop loose between shows), and you might find that the seat rotates a couple degrees to accommodate posing of the minifig. There's no way it would fly in an official set. However, I've also been able to adapt it to bench seating. The one thing it's really not good for is two-row seating with bucket seats in front. I think that Droptail that I linked to is the only body style I've come up with that has that, and that's only possible because the second row is a rumble seat. Besides that, I can think of four designs I've come up with that have two rows of bench seating, but no 4-doors with front bucket seats.

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By in United States,

@PM0nty I completely agree! I think that the Bugatti Chiron would look good in the 8-wide format.

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By in United Kingdom,

So can we comfortably fit a passenger now? Seems like this new scale gives them an excuse to remodel previous speed champions sets rather than new car models :(

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By in United States,

I sure hope they do some toyota TRD sets.

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By in Australia,

These are not floating my boat.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well well well. I have to agree with those saying 8 studs seems a bit wide in ratio to the minifigs, and thats always been my main thing with Lego, scaling sets to the minifigs. I do like the idea of Lego finally making vehicle sets that enable two minifigs to sit side by side but as others have said, it seems a bit late for Speed Champions as there is already such a great range at 6 studs. As for the car, fantastic colour, but awful model choice for Jag, and interpretaion by Lego! Looks far too boxy and at 8 studs wide, suddenly the wheels look too small. Like 14" alloys on a 2019 car! Nonetheless I expect I'll buy it for the parts, and attempt to adapt it to my own improved version. Unless the other sets (hopefully some singles) look loads better.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh, anyone else think the steering wheel is on the wrong side for a Jag?! Perhaps not nowadays...

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