If you haven’t gathered from Brick Fanatics’ extensive review of the recently released 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, this is a one-of-a-kind creation from the LEGO Group. It more than justifies a spot in the top 20 LEGO sets currently available to order at LEGO.com, as well as your attention. This is a hyper-designed LEGO set that through ridiculously complex design captures not only the aesthetic beauty of the Lamborghini Sián, but also the visceral expression of the V12 hybrid supercar.
What’s more to say than that? Well, here are five things we couldn’t fit into our review that are still worth mentioning about 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.
1 – Printed parts
42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 improves upon the previous LEGO Technic Ultimate series supercar, 42083 Bugatti Chiron in more ways than one. Alongside better utilising and packaging the complex interior gearing mechanisms and finding a solution to the suspension, the Sián benefits from exclusively printed parts, where the Chiron relied upon stickers. This translates to detailing on the seat heads, dashboard display, brake pads, engine labels, rear-end name and badge on the hood and on 1×1 rounded plates fixed on to the four wheel rims. There is also a printed display tile to sit alongside the car.
2 – Door goes up, door goes down
The Lamborghini Sián continues the Italian automotive manufacturer’s use of scissor doors that swing upwards, rather than outwards, and it has been translated masterfully into the model thanks to a particular play function. Hidden next to the engine cover behind each seat are Technic arms to push down that will automatically prompt the respective door on that side to open. For how effective this function is, you’d be forgiven for thinking it simple, but pay attention to the angle the door has to rest at when closed. The hardest details in this model are some of the most hidden.
3 – The 64th Sián
The colour may prove divisive, but what is a Lambo without a paintjob that pops? Lamborghini’s 63 units of the Sián will each have a unique colour scheme and LEGO Senior Model Designer Aurelien Rouffiange joked that the bright green chosen by the LEGO Group is in part to reflect the model’s place as ‘the 64th Sián’. Perhaps the only criticism of the set would come in its colour, not for the selection, but for the ever-so-slight discolouration between pieces. It is subtle and something you have to look closely to discover, but some pieces are in fact yellower than others…
4 – Exclusively 63
Lamborghini are producing only 63 units of the real Sián, so it’s rather apt that of 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37’s 3,696 pieces, 63 are exclusive to the set. These are spread across 19 different parts that are either printed pieces, exclusive recolours in bright green or brand new elements.
5 – Room to spare
It’s a little bit of a weird one, but the LEGO Technic team are persisting with a particular trend within the Ultimate series of supercars, by including with each model a suitcase or carry case. 2016’s 42057 Porsche 911 GT3 RS came with a Porsche-branded suitcase to sit under its hood, 2018’s 42083 Bugatti Chiron came with a neat little carry bag, and 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP comes with its own version that sits in the front of the vehicle.
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