Formula E siblings Simon and Mitch Evans react to LEGO Speed Champions set

Two sibling racing drivers have spotted themselves in the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN 2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY set and it is bringing back fond memories.

Formula E drivers Simon and Mitch Evans have commented on their arrival as LEGO minifigures in the recently announced LEGO Speed Champions 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN 2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY set. The motorsports siblings from New Zealand inherited their passion for the sport from their father, Owen Evans, who once held the land-speed record.

“Mitch and I both played with LEGO when we were younger but we never would have dreamed that one day we would be part of a racing team that was captured in a set,” Simon Evans tells Stuff. “It is our hope that these sets help inspire the next generation of Kiwi motor racing drivers in some way.”

Strictly speaking, the minifigures are generic drivers – but Simon feels that one of the minifigures definitely resembles his brother.

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LEGO Speed Champions 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN 2 car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be released on January 1, 2020.

Six Speed Champions sets launched earlier this year:

75895 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0
75890 Ferrari F40 Competizione
75891 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
75892 LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Senna
75893 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
75894 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

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