A new LEGO Speed Champions set that will debut in the first quarter of 2020 has just been revealed. The LEGO Speed Champions Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY (76898) is a dual-pack set that features two of Jaguar’s latest innovation in electric vehicle technology in partnership with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. The LEGO Speed Champions reveal also coincide with the latter’s announcement of their new Formula E I-TYPE 4 race car, while the Jaguar I-PACE underscores the company’s latest all-electric SUV to be marketed to the public in direct competition with Tesla’s Model X.
According to a report from The Brothers Brick, this latest new LEGO Speed Champions set will feature a first-ever 8-stud wide design for the series which significantly improves the design and model accuracy of the theme. All Speed Champions sets as of to date follow a 6-stud wide design which makes them look narrower as compared to their real-life counterparts. This new design also allows for the creation of a new LEGO element – such as a huge 6×12 modified plate – to accommodate the adjustment in size. This also allows two minifigures (in the case of the I-PACE brick model) to be seated in front for a more realistic brick rendition. Other new elements also include 3×2 wedge plates and 6-stud wide windscreen.
Looking at the set’s box art, I can say that the new 8-stud design is a significant improvement in the LEGO Speed Champions series. It introduces a new length-to-width ratio that comes closer to how these LEGO versions accurately represent their real-life vehicle counterparts. I just hope that this will be the same for all upcoming Speed Champions sets in 2020.
There are no details yet as of the moment regarding this new LEGO Speed Champions set’s piece count and retail price, but we can expect more info and additional images to be revealed in the coming weeks. The LEGO Speed Champions Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 Car & Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY (76898) is slated to be released on January 1, 2020. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for the rest of the currently available LEGO Speed Champions sets.