Go Speed Racer, Lego!
by Mark R
I had a chance to see the Speed Racer movie last weekend, and if you haven’t seen it yet, let me give you my one sentence review: “Even though this film is full of nothing but unbelievable special-effects, action, and characters, it must not be missed.”
Yes, nothing will help you tap into your inner child like the Speed Racer movie. If you really want to delve deep into your inner child, get some of the new Speed Racer Lego sets.
The new sets include the cars from the movie, plus the drivers. These Lego sets include: Speed Racer and Snake Oiler (set 8158), Racer X and Taejo Togokahn (set 8159), Cruncher Block and Racer X (set 8160), as well as the Grand Prix Race (set 8161) which has the Mach 6, Gray Chost, and Cannonball Taylor’s GRX car along with eight minifigures.
Not included with any set are the incredibly curvaceous race tracks that they used in the movie. This is not surprising, considering how square most Legos are. I was actually surprised that Lego was able to do the round bumpers of the Mach 5 quite well.
The Speed Racer Lego sets are all available now at varying prices. Sets 8158 and 8159 are about $19.99, set 8160 is for $39.99, and the Grand Prix Set 8161 is for $59.99.