LEGO Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review
The LEGO Camaro Z28 is 1456 pieces, and will take you a couple days to build, or one long 5-6 hour sitting. The process is split up into nice digestible sections, so it’s easy to take breaks. Be careful though, as some pieces from earlier bags will be used in later steps, so keep leftover pieces on hand through the entire process. Overall, it’s an intermediate level, enjoyable build, with nothing too tricky. The key gimmick of this set is the customization options. You can build the car to have burgundy, gray or white stripes, and you can choose whether to build the roof, or leave it open in convertible mode.
The finished product is gorgeous. There are hardly any flat contours on this car thanks to abundant use of angled, curved, and wedged pieces. It actually makes you forget that this is made of LEGOs for brief moments. However, it ultimately retains the charming bricky aesthetic on the inside. There is a fully detailed interior, with 4 seats, a real functioning steering wheel, stick shift, and even a console with a nickel inside. To better admire this detail, both of the doors can open on hinges. Likewise, the trunk and hood can open, with the hood revealing a powerful-looking engine block. The hubcaps have a nice silver finish, and are framed by real rubber tires. On a related note, it rolls quite smoothly.
Should I get it?
This set is a lot of fun to build, and has several build permutations. It’s definitely worth picking up!
- You have a multitude of customization options for the build.
- The set makes great use of curved and angled pieces, and due to this, the completed build is highly accurate to the real car.
- Lastly, all doors and flaps open, and are just as pleasing on the inside. The only con is that you have to commit to either roofed or unroofed. There’s no easily exchangeable parts to switch modes, you can’t have your cake and eat it too, unless you buy two.
- The only con is that you have to commit to either roofed or unroofed. There’s no easily exchangeable parts to switch modes.