Hey guys! Today I have another LEGO Speed Champions review! This is 75888 Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 (what a long name) – a 2018 set that has 391 pieces and retails for £34.99 (UK), $29.99 (U.S.), $49.99 (Aus), and $59.99 (NZ). It also has a whopping 47 stickers.There are three minifigures included. Two of them are the 911 RSR drivers and the final one is the 911 Turbo 3.0 driver.
- The first minifigure wears the RSR driver uniform, but has a cap as he is not driving. Rather, he holds the leaderboard, which is a small build that shows the ranking of the cars. The scoreboard is great because the Technic beam on the right has stickers on both sides – so you can turn it around to make either car take the lead. The current configuration puts the RSR above the Turbo 3.0, but turning the Technic beam around will put number 1 above number 2, ranking the Turbo 3.0 above the RSR. As for the minifigure himself, he’s quite alright – the torso print is currently exclusive to this set, and I like his smiley face.
- The second guy wears the exact same RSR driver outfit, but has a black helmet and a different face print (which is a little more boring).
- The final minifigure is the driver of the Turbo 3.0. She wears a black and dark blue outfit with lime green highlights to match her car. She has a white helmet and a mediocre face print, and unfortunately her torso is not exclusive (appearing in 3 other sets at the time of writing).
There are three builds in the set, and the first one is this pit wall. It has a really nice red and white curb formed using curved slopes, a lap tracker at the top, and a place for the minifigure to stand and hold the ranking tracker. There’s also a silver spanner and a (stickered) race flag.
One nice thing about the lap tracker is that the lap number is on a sticker that is mounted on a 2×2 brick. You can rotate the brick to show different numbers (thanks to different stickers): 001, 002, 003, and 004. Also on the right you can see the hand-held ranking tracker. The next build we’ll take a look at is the 911 Turbo 3.0. It has a nice lime green color scheme, and cleverly uses Technic pieces to mount the iconic headlights. There’s space for one minifigure to sit inside, and interestingly the wheels do not use the regular Speed Champions wheels – rather, they use the old style LEGO wheels which cannot have mounted hubcaps and are wider than the tires. I wonder why this was chosen, but it looks decent I guess.
Here’s the car that the model was based off. I think LEGO did a pretty good job, considering it’s hard to get the curved shapes of the car. That said, the spoiler on the LEGO model is a bit too big. The other build is the 911 RSR. It has the common white, red, and black racing car color scheme, along with a lot of stickers to give it the racing car look. I feel that the shape on the whole is quite good, though the stickered headlights and the bulky bumper of the car look a bit odd. As always, there’s space to put a minifigure inside, and this car uses the Speed Champions wheels with hubcaps. An extra set are included if you wish to swap them around.
When comparing the LEGO model to the actual car, I think LEGO didn’t do as good a job on this car. The round headlights just look really off as stickers on a rectangular surface on the LEGO model, though I understand it would have been tough to make them actually round. The sleek shape of the car is also lost quite significantly as the LEGO model still looks fairly blocky. Here’s a look at the backs of both cars. The rear windows are both formed using dual stickers, so there’s an inevitable line which splits them apart, which is sadly inaccurate. The spoilers are also slightly oversized, though I like the exhausts on the RSR (formed using corner brackets). The rear lights of both cars are nice too – the 911 Turbo 3.0 uses red round corner tile elements, while the 911 RSR uses translucent orange 1×1 “tooth” plates. And that’s really it for this review!
On the whole, I think the Speed Champions line has another winner here. Even though the 911 RSR is a little blocky, the 911 Turbo 3.0 and the pit wall are sweet builds. The minifigures are rather uninteresting, but that’s understandable for Speed Champions. Playability is really good – two awesome cars plus a side build that isn’t superfluous allows you to have many play scenarios (even with friends!) The value here is also good too (except the UK price is a bit high). I like and recommend this set!
- Builds: 4/5
- Minifigures: 3/5
- Playability: 5/5
- Price: 4/5
- Personal Rating: 4/5
- TOTAL: 4.0/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀