Following his review of the five new LEGO® Speed Champions sets for 2019, Ben Davies (ProfessorBrickkeeper) now examines the new, recolored and printed parts you'll find in them. 75890 Ferrari F40 Competizione, 75891 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car, 75892 McLaren Senna, 75893 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, and 75894 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy are all now available to purchase.
Across the new assortment of Speed Champions sets, a whopping twenty-two new elements can be found. These include twelve part recolors, eight parts with new decorations, and two completely new part designs. After taking a look at the complete sets in part one of my review, I am turning my attention to all of these new elements, and highlighting some of the more notable ones.
Two new part designs for the purpose of vehicle building have been introduced in the the latest wave of Speed Champions. These include a slim new wheel arch and a hubcap element which extends to cover the edge of the tire.
New parts in 2019 LEGO Speed Champions
Introduced in 75894, the new wheel arch design (Design ID 49097) is the latest addition to a growing number of parts intended for vehicle building. Including the section of the arch which sticks out, the part is approximately two-and-a-half studs deep, three studs wide, and four plates high, with four studs on top and two anti-studs on the bottom.
While it currently appears exclusively in 75894 as the wheel arch for the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally, I could easily see it being used for a variety of purposes, such as window arch detailing, thanks to how slim the piece is.
Recolored parts in 2019 LEGO Speed ChampionsA number of new recolored elements are also included in the new sets. The most notable brick to receive a recolor is Vehicle, Mudguard 4 x 2 ½ x 2 ⅓ with Arch Round, Solid Studs and Rounded Legs (35789), which was introduced in 2018 with four colors. In 2019 this expands to seven, with three additional colors:
- Black (Element ID 6252537) in set 75893 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
- Bright Yellow [TLG]/Yellow [BL] (6252538) in set 75893 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
- Dark Stone Grey [TLG]/Dark Bluish Grey [BL] (6252543) in set 75892 McLaren Senna
- Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center in Bright Red [TLG]/Red [BL] (6250570 | 88646);
- Brick, Modified 1 x 2 x 1 No Studs, Curved Top in Bright Red [TLG]/Red [BL] (6252037 | 37352)
- Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge in Bright Blue [TLG]/Blue [BL] (6252060 | 33909)
- Bracket 3 x 2 x 1 1/3 in Black (6253144 | 18671)
- Slope 45 2 x 1 with Cutout without Stud in Bright Yellow [TLG]/Yellow [BL] (6228597 | 28192)
- Minifigure, Weapon Spear Tip in Transparent Red [TLG]/Trans-Red [BL] (6251187 | 27257)
- Minifigure, Utensil Cleaver in Black (6153591 | 98369)
- Wheel 18mm D. x 12mm with Axle Hole and Stud in Bright Orange [TLG]/Orange [BL] (6251109 | 18976)
- Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Inverted in Earth Green [TLG]/Dark Green [BL] (6255896 | 32803)
Printed parts in 2019 LEGO Speed ChampionsWhile the Speed Champions line is rather infamous among AFOLs for its reliance on stickers (though I have ignored them for this review, where the focus is on parts), the new wave of sets introduces several new decorated elements which may be of use to builders.
Perhaps the most exciting new decorated part is the Plate 1x1 with plain red printing on one side in Black (6253609 | 3024). I could imagine this being particularly useful for capturing intricate details while building custom BrickHeadz or microscale models.
Other notable new decorated parts for builders include a Flat Tile 1x1 ½ Circle with red and white printed striped tail lights in Black (6256887 | 24246), and a Windscreen 36 Deg. 3x4x1 1/3 with printed red windscreen pillars in Transparent Brown [TLG]/ Trans-Black [BL] (6256908 | 35243).
While their use is somewhat diminished by their prominent branding, several other new decorated elements are also introduced across the range. These include:
- Tile 1 x 1 with the R/T logo in Black (6256883 | 3070)
- Plate 1 x 1 with the Ferrari logo on one side in Bright Red (6253610 | 3024)
- Plate 1 x 3 with “CHEVROLET” printed on one side in Bright Blue (6253639 | 3623)
- Plate w. Bow 3 x 4 x 2/3 w. Knobs with “MINI” printing in Bright Red (6256906 | 93604).
- Hubcap element printed with yellow “CHEVROLET CAMARO” text in Black (6253654 | 49098)
Which LEGO pieces are new to 2019 Speed Champions?
Here are quick reference lists of each of the five new sets and the new pieces found in each of them, listed by Element and Design IDs.
75890 Ferrari F40 Competizione
- (Element ID 6253610 | Design ID 3024)
- (Element ID 6253609 | Design ID 3024)
- (Element ID 6250570 | Design ID 88646)
75891 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car
- (Element ID 6252060 | Design ID 33909)
- (Element ID 6253639 | Design ID 3623)
- (Element ID 6253654 | Design ID 49098)
75892 McLaren Senna
- (Element ID 6251109 | Design ID 18976)
- (Element ID 6251187 | Design ID 27257)
- (Element ID 6252543 | Design ID 35789)
75893 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
- (Element ID 6228597 | Design ID 28192)
- (Element ID 6252538 | Design ID 35789)
- (Element ID 6256887 | Design ID 24246)
- (Element ID 6256883 | Design ID 3070)
- (Element ID 6253649 | Design ID 49098)
- (Element ID 6252537 | Design ID 35789)
75894 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy
- (Element ID 6252037 | Design ID 37352)
- (Element ID 6256906 | Design ID 93604)
- (Element ID 6153591 | Design ID 98369)
- (Element ID 6255875 | Design ID 49097)
- (Element ID 6253144 | Design ID 18671)
- (Element ID 6256908 | Design ID 35243)
- (Element ID 6255896 | Design ID 32803)
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