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LEGO Speed Champions allows both car enthusiasts and LEGO fans to build detailed models of their favourite cars, including vehicles from Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, and Ford, among others. Each set aims to capture the essence and distinctive features of the original cars, offering an immersive building experience and a collectible display piece. Speed Champions LEGO sets range from single cars to elaborate sets featuring race cars, classic models, and iconic supercars, appealing to a wide audience of LEGO builders and car lovers.

On the 1st of March 2024, the first group of LEGO Speed Champions are released for 2024. The first 4 amazing sets from this phenomenal theme are LEGO 76919 McLaren Formula Race Car, LEGO 76920 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Sports Car, LEGO 76921 Audi S1 e-tron quattro Race Car and LEGO 76922 BMW M4 GT3 & BMW M Hybrid V8 Race Cars are launched and are sure to be popular.

Set Details

The 4 new LEGO Speed Champions sets come from the powerhouse manufacturers McLaren, Ford, Audi and BMW, the 1 car sets have between 245 and 344 pieces whilst the 2 car BMW set has 676 pieces. All sets come with a minifigure driver for each car and the sets are priced at $27 for the 1 car and $50 for the 2 car set. If you’re a fan of LEGO cars then these are definitely for you!

Model Name 2023 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Ford Mustang Dark Horse Audi S1 e-tron quattro BMW M4 GT3 & BMW M Hybrid V8
Model number 76919 76920 76921 76922
Theme Speed Champions Speed Champions Speed Champions Speed Champions
Sub Themes McLaren Ford Audi BMW
Pieces 245 344 274 676
RRP $27 / £21 / €27 $27 / £21 / €27 $27 / £21 / €27 $50 / £45 / €45
Price Per Piece 11c / 9p / 11c 8c / 6p / 8c 10c / 8p / 10c 7c / 7p / 7c
Minifigures 1 1 1 2
Minifigures Value $2 / £2 / €2 $2 / £2 / €2 $2 / £2 / €2 $4 / £4 / €4
Launch Date March 2024 March 2024 March 2024 March 2024
Current Status Available Available Available Available
Retirement Date December 2025 December 2025 December 2025 December 2025

Investment Potential

LEGO Speed Champions is one of the strongest LEGO investment themes currently delivering annualised average growth on retired sets of 23% and we fully expect this new raft of cars to continue the success of the theme.

All the sets are launching on the 1st of March but can already be pre-ordered from LEGO.com.

Projected 5 Yr Value $51 / £41 / €49 $61/ £49 / €58 $58 / £46 / €55 $100 / £80 / €95
% increase 90% 126% 115% 100%
Projected Future Annual Growth 23% 30% 28% 25%
Theme Growth 23% 23% 23% 23%
Sub-Theme Growth 23% 32% 32% N/A

Theme Analysis

Investing in LEGO Speed Champions over the last 5+ years would have been a surefire way to have made a great return on your investment of an average of 23% and this theme has continued of late. The 6 sets that retired in 2022 delivered average growth of 26% in their first year retired. For a longer term view, the 11 sets that retired in 2021 showed 66% growth across the 2 years post-retirement and the 7 sets that retired in 2018 showed an average of 212% growth across the 5 years, phenomenal returns from both short and longer term LEGO investments.

We took a quick look at some of the previously retired sets below including LEGO Speed Champions 75895 The 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 which has seen its value almost double in 2 ½ years retired and LEGO Speed Champions 75878, the Bugatti Chiron which has seen over 400% growth since retiring in 2018.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R December 2022 $50 $80 60% 51%
75895 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 July 2021 $15 $29 93% 29%
75886 Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa December 2019 $15 $39 160% 26%
75878 Bugatti Chiron July 2018 $15 $76 407% 34%

Conclusion

These are all excellent LEGO sets for investment purposes with expectations that future growth will replicate those of their predecessors and exceed 20% per year. If pushed to choose we would opt for LEGO 76920 The Ford Mustang Dark Horse, but if you’re anything like us, you will be buying all 4 sets!

Head to LEGO.com now to pre-order.