Hey guys! Today I’m reviewing a new LEGO Speed Champions set — 75884 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback! I’m no expert on cars, so when I initially saw the set name and realized it was based off an old car model, I thought it said “Ford Mustang Flashback” 😂 Anyways, let’s check out this set, which retailed this year for £12.99 (UK), $14.99 (U.S.), $22.99 (Aus), and $24.99 (NZ)! There’s only one minifigure in the set, and he is the driver of the car. He wears a tan retro outfit which looks good and fits but is, slightly unfortunately, reused from 75881. That said, I don’t think it would have been necessary to make a new print, since it fits perfectly fine. That said, the head and accessories are a little boring. The sidebuild in this set is a digital timing board. I’ll be frank – it is kind of boring, especially since you can’t change anything. Maybe some alternate stickers could have been included to swap out and change the time. The main build, of course, is the actual 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. It has a dark green color scheme with black and gold highlights, and uses 15 stickers.
It isn’t as accurate to the real-life car as some other Speed Champions cars, but I think that it still looks like a good model aesthetically and proportionally nonetheless.
A minifigure can be placed inside to drive. He looks pretty good. Other things I like about the car are the brick-built headlights (always prefer those to stickered ones) and the golden trim. Interestingly, the wheels do not use the special Speed Champions wheel hubs, resorting to regular 1×1 round black studs.
There are some advertisements on the top, achieved through stickers. However, since this is a vintage model, the use of the bright red LEGO logo is a bit jarring. At least the Clutch-ON stickers above the rear wheels and the Speed Champions logos above the front wheels fit better aesthetically. The red of the LEGO logo does not. It’s a cute little meta reference, but doesn’t work. Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of the logo, as it’s part of the sticker that has the Ford logo and the gold stripes. Ah well.
The back of the car looks surprisingly good too. The rear lights have good use of SNOT technique to put the 1×1 round plates on their sides. There’s also a printed Ford Mustang logo which is currently exclusive and looks sweet. Underneath the lights is a grey strip of tiles (which has the relatively recent round corner tiles at either end). There are a couple of exhausts at the bottom replicated with light grey lightsaber hilts. There are also some stickers behind the seating compartment to continue the gold stripes. Unfortunately, there is no translucent rear window, though the sticker does suggest a rear window in black.
Of course, there is the best play feature of the set – driving the set around and having lots of fun! And, if you have other Speed Champions cars, you can race too! It’s also interesting to contrast this with the modern Ford Mustang LEGO set and see the differences 😀
That’s it for my review of the set! I think this is another good Speed Champions set, not mind-blowing but good value, good build, and good fun. 🙂
- Builds: 4/5
- Minifigures: 3/5
- Playability: 4/5
- Price: 4.5/5
- Personal Rating: 4/5
- TOTAL: 3.9/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀