Speed Champions are sets that squeezes a lot of SNOT into a small, solid build. We take a look at one of the latest sets, 75893-1 - 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
The Dodge Charger was introduced in 1966. It was Dodge's first high-speed street racer. The 1970 model had the first wrap-around chrome bumper framing the grill. It came standard with a 375-bhp 440-cid four-barrel engine. Optional was a 425-bhp 426 Hemi or a 390-bhp 440 Six Pack.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon comes wit a 6.2 liter V8 that produces 854 bhp. It's the world's fastest production car.
Enjoy a thrilling building and drag racing experience for kids and adults with this awesome LEGO Speed Champions 75893 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T toy car playset! The Dodge Challenger features 2 sets of wheel rims, authentic design details and decorative stickers while the cool LEGO version of the Dodge Charger, an iconic American muscle car, has a removable supercharger and alternate engine cover. Get the car racing action going with a buildable Christmas tree start light, plus a race marshal with a checkered flag and 2 driver minifigures. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T muscle car measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide. Christmas tree start light measures over 4” (11cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep. (From LEGO.com)
The box measures 354 x 191 x 59 mm, and weighs 524g. In the box we find 3 numbered bags, 2 instructions booklets and a stickersheet. For a Speed Champion set, escpecially a set with 2 cars, there are not many stickers. Personally, I like this. I'm not a fan of stickers. I don;t have the steady hands to apply them straight, and they feel as a bit of a cheat to make the model look pretty. I think the bricks need to do that.
There are 2 booklets, both measuring 198 x 126 mm. Book 1 builds bag 1 in 58 steps, and bag 2 in 18 steps. it has 67 pages. Book 2 with 56 pages builds bag 3 in 50 steps.
The pdf can be downloaded here.
The set contains 485 parts and 19 spare parts, in 17 different colors, and 29 different categories, with a total of 161 unique parts/color combinations.
Main colors are:
- Black: 56 parts, 185 quantity
- Light Bluish Gray: 26 parts, 70 quantity
- Yellow: 25 parts, 72 quantity
Main categories are:
- Plates Special: 23 parts, 66 quantity
- Bricks Sloped: 12 part, 28 quantity
- Bricks Curved: 11 parts, 38 quantity
There is 1 new part:
49098 - Hub Cap 24mm without Tube
There are 5 new prints:
This part is new in Black and Yellow:
These parts are rare in their color:
There are 3 minifigs:
Bag 1 builds the Yellow 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. There is not much to be said about the build. It's pretty straight-forward. It's nice how they made the spoiler part in the hood connect perfectly with the curved parts.
Bag 2 build a christmas tree starting light. With a slide in the back you can 'turn on' the lights one by one.
Bag 3 builds the Black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. There is a nice cluster of SNOT going on in the front end. With this model, you have the choice between the standard hood, or a supercharger.
Like most Speed Champions sets, this is a nice build. Small but fun. There are some nice techniques used, and the endresult looks nice. These are going into my disaply cabinet with the others in my collection.
I must say that, altough the end result looks nice on itself, I struggle to find it a good representation of the orginal cars. The real life models have much more curves and subtle features. I suppose that on this scale, a true comparison is not really fair. The designers did the best that was possible on this scale.
Parts- and build photographs by Tobymac (© 2019 Rebrickable)