LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 out now

The latest entry in the LEGO Technic line is now available, continuing a long tradition of large-scale supercars in the theme.

With over 3,700 pieces used in its construction, 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 joins the likes of 42115 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 and 42083 Bugatti Chiron in the club of highly ambitious Technic models. This model is inspired by the real-life car of the same name, which has been announced recently by the Italian car manufacturer. 599 of them will be manufactured, with each one costing over $2 million to buy.

LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 review
First look at LEGO Ferrari The Sense of Perfection book

From that perspective, the LEGO Technic version may sound like a better deal – even with its large price tag. It can be had for £349.99 / €399.99 / $399.99, and captures the external appearance of the Daytona SP3 rather well. It also sports a bright red colour scheme – a popular choice for Ferrari vehicles.

As is to be expected from a Technic model, the set comes with a large amount of internal mechanical functionality. It offers working steering, a sequential gearbox and a V12 engine with moving pistons. It also has opening butterfly doors, just like the real-world version does.

Another point of differentiation in the set is a unique serial number in each copy. This unlocks ‘special online content’ for anyone who buys it.

To reinforce this is aimed at the older LEGO fan, a new coffee table book is also releasing today. 5007418 Ferrari Daytona SP3 The Sense of Perfection is a mighty, 240-page tome which details the design process of this new LEGO Technic set. It offers exclusive photographs and concept artwork, and it also comes with a slipcase to reinforce its premium nature.

However, this book also comes with a hefty price; it’ll cost you £69.99 / $79.99 / €79.99 if you’re interested. That’s a high price for any book, no matter how many exclusive photos it has. But if you’ve spent over 300 of, well, anything on LEGO, the LEGO Group probably thinks this isn’t too objectionable. Whether its customers think the same will probably be proven very quickly.

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