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LEGO Speed Champions 30343 McLaren Elva gift-with-purchase review

LEGO polybag 30343 McLaren Elva is a gift-with-purchase that represents a new and highly collectible direction for Speed Champions.

30343 McLaren Elva is available from June 7 through to June 20 at LEGO.com and in LEGO stores as a gift-with-purchase, included with all orders of at least £40 / $40 / €40 whilst stocks last.

While it isn’t the first Speed Champions polybag (that was last year’s 30342 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO), it does represent an interesting and potentially highly-collectible direction for the theme.

Where last year’s mini-Lambo came in at four studs wide, 30343 McLaren Elva has been designed at five studs wide and, much like the full-size vehicles’ switch from six to eight studs wide, that extra width even at this smaller scale makes a huge difference.

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Primarily it opens up an extra level of detail and design possibility to create a fun and surprisingly intricate little LEGO car build, most comparable to the die-cast Hot Wheels toy cars.

Changes in bodywork angle, lighting details and even front and rear wing shaping are all caught in this five-stud-wide creation to make 30343 McLaren Elva a credible addition to the Speed Champions line and a nice counterpart to the full-size 76902 McLaren Elva (which, by the way, is a LEGO set that we love).

And if it’s a direction we could expect to see future Speed Champions polybags go in, then 30343 McLaren Elva also marks the start of a very interesting collection parallel to the larger-scale Speed Champions vehicles.

30343 McLaren Elva has been available as a gift-with-purchase since June 7 and will be until June 20, included in all purchases of £40 / $40 / €40 or more at LEGO.com and in LEGO stores whilst stocks last.

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Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

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