LEGO Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 Review
The Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 is 3,778 pieces and will take a good long time to build, roughly 12 hours in total. This build is extremely complex, and is intended for experienced builders. The build process is somewhat arduous. While there are discreet steps, each step’s bag has a ton of smaller sub-bags within. Expect your building space to get crowded real fast. There are also extremely subtle steps in the directions that aren’t highlighted all that well, so pay very close attention.
Thankfully, the final build is well worth the toil. At two feet in length, this car is large and in charge. Technic parts can easily replicate the many interwoven curves of sports cars and the like, and this set is a testament to that ability. The super aerodynamic design is faithfully rendered on every nook and cranny. Take note of the back and the hourglass top silhouette for proof. The doors of this bright red car raise up and out to allow a better view at the wonderfully contrasting cool blue interior, and functioning steering wheel with the Ferrari logo on it. Likewise, The back opens up to reveal the complex mechanism underneath, where you can even open the doors with a switch. The hood pops to reveal…a conspicuous hole. Oh well, store the leftover pieces in there. The real rubber tires surround very nice looking custom hubcaps, molded in a nice silver. Lastly, this set comes with a plaque, and a unique code for downloadable content.
Should I get it?
If you’re a big fan of the Ferrari brand, this may be a good purchase. Otherwise, it’s a high-end collector’s item, so it is up to your own judgement. It’s definitely high quality, and a challenging build!
- It’s topographically very accurate to the real car.
- There are some nice play features like opening doors and hatches.
- The small details such as the hubcaps and logos really elevate the set.
- The building process is very complicated and a bit cumbersome.
- The hollow hood/trunk looks conspicuously empty.