The ‘Italian Wedge’, the car that embodies the spirit of a supercar like no other, joins the
The United States might have put a man on the moon in 1969, but just five short years later, Italy entered the space age too. Okay, this particular vehicle may not have made it to the moon, but to people (small boys in particular) who were used to seeing the likes of the Morris Marina or the Ford Escort on the road, the Lamborghini Countach, launched in 1974, looked like it had come from another planet, rather than a small town in northern Italy.
The iconic wedge is one of the latest cars to become immortalised in
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Price: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 Pieces: 262 Minifigures: 1
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Clever use of parts allows those massive air scoops on the rear three-quarters to lean over and, turning the car around, reveals that it has also, in combination with trans-red cones, created the perfect triangular rear light.
Meanwhile, at the front of the car, some more clever thinking is represented with the headlamp cluster. Thefocusing on headlights in 2022, partly to move away from the plethora of stickers that are par for the course with a
The Lambo uses a combination of printed pieces, brick-built ingenuity and stickers to create a headlamp cluster like nothing we’ve seen before, with a stickered brick situated underneath a clear brick. You’ll keep picking the car up to admire them.
Inevitably there are stickers. Not too many – 13 in this case – and they finish the car off with lights, air vents, the rear badges and the famous prancing bull on the nose. Unfortunately, their colour-matching makes the white printing on the canopy, which is several shades lighter than the rest of the car, stick out like a proverbial sore thumb – a real sticking point, if you will.
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A driver/mechanic minifigure is included with the set. He comes with a spanner, a black helmet (or alternatively a hairpiece), black zip-up jacket with the Lamborghini badge, some designer stubble and the sort of beaming grin that says: “I get paid to drive a Lamborghini.”
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Many of those who had Lambo posters on their walls will also have been of an age where they collected Matchbox or Hot Wheels cars. They were fun, often represented the more exotic side of motoring and were sufficiently affordable to mean that collecting them wasn’t an expensive hobby.
At £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99,
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Many of the cars in the
Is it perfect? No. The pedantic might point out that the wheels are flat rather than the archetypal concave rims. Moreover, given that this was the first production car to have scissor doors, it’s a shame that this model doesn’t have opening doors at all, scissor or otherwise. These are minor niggles though and the list of what’s wrong is tiny compared with the list of what the
Over their seven years (and counting)
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How long does it take to build LEGO Speed Champions 76908 Lamborghini Countach?
The parts for
How many pieces are in LEGO Speed Champions 76908 Lamborghini Countach?
It takes a total of 262 pieces, most of which are white, to build