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Last month LEGO announced the 2018 additions to the Speed Champions lineup, and as with every new little brick-built car joining the portfolio, we’re all winners. But LEGO outdid themselves for this launch with a promotional video of a little ‘Toy Story Night at the Museum’ adventure where the two latest Porsche Speed Champion sets get to meet their inspirations. These 911s are nowhere near as complex as the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS that we've been pining for, but the video is a perfect slice of Porsche heaven.
After lights out in the Porsche museum, the 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 (the 930 Turbo) drivers wake up, peel out of the gift shop, and proceed to rip around the place. Each finally arrives at the model on which it is based. It is a short, fun glimpse of a collection that any car lover should make a point to visit and see.
The sets are something every Porsche fan will likely want in their own collection, although the Speed Champion series are simple enough for kids (7-14 officially), so it’s a chance for some quality family brick time while building up your automotive memorabilia. These sets have fewer than 400 pieces and come with a matching mini-fig driver, a pit crew, and pit wall. Pricing is $29.99 and ships beginning March 19th. However, the Porsche pair isn’t the only set added this winter. Another video features the Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC that's heavy on race footage from Rally Sweden. Hey, you can never go wrong with rally jumps in the snow. This one’s a simpler set too, with just the car, a mini-fig driver, an alternate hood, and some spare rims for $14.99.
Aside from the Fiesta and 911s, LEGO added two new Ferrari sets, a Porsche 919 Hybrid, and a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback at prices ranging from $15 to $100.