REVIEW - 42093 - CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1
We do see a lot of licensed Technic sets lately. In that regard, this set is not special. What is special, is the scale of this model. At first glance, you might not notice it, but this is a rather small set, still packing lots of details. At a price of € 39,99 you basically can't go wrong. Let's see if that is indeed the case. But before we do that, take a look at what we are aiming for.
This review might be less detailed than usual, but time was limited. Sorry about that. I do hope you enjoy it anyway!
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This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG.
Title: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Part Count: 579
Box Weight: 748 gram
Box Dimensions: 35,3 cm x 18,9 cm x 9,0 cm
Set Price (RRP): € 39,99
Price per Part: € 0,069
Links: Brickset, Bricklink
CONTENTS OF THE BOX
The box contains:
TECHNIC MUDGUARD 9 x 3 x 2
This new part is the slightly smaller variant of the big mudguard panel we see quite often nowadays. I am looking forward to seeing this part appear in other official sets and/or MOCs. One can get very creative with it.
WHEELS AND RIMS
At first, these parts don't seem so special, but they kinda are. The tires only appear in the London Bus and the rims are new in black. Both slightly smaller than the rims in and tires we often see in the pull-back racer sets.
20T DOUBLE BEVEL GEAR WITH CLUTCH
This gear first appeared in the Bugatti Chiron and it's good to see it pop-up in another set. Quote from the Chiron review; it's basically the same as the regular 20T bevel gear, but it has a pin hole, instead of axle hole. And it has clutches on both sides.
I was surprised to see two pages, for the number of parts (579). This is because the smaller size of the booklet.
The blue clutch gear is used to connect the HoG steering to the rear axle. The differential is (indirectly) connected to the crankshaft.
Since this is a smaller scale car, it uses a different fake engine design. Here you can see the crankshaft, lifting the cylinders.
The bottom of the chassis...no surprises here.
The left-over parts.
There has been some debate about this car, and its resemblance to the real car. Obviously, it's hard to get it entirely right, but I do think the designer delivered a remarkably fine model! Especially with the scale in mind. If I have to name one negative thing, it would not be the front of the car. It would be the doors, or lack thereof. The side panels don't open up.
Admittedly, the rear of the car shows a more characteristic Corvette look than the front.
Just enough stickers to add some details to the car.
Comparison between the front and rear.
Bottom view of the entire chassis.
What I absolutely love about this model is its working V8 engine. The cylinders are actually moving, and they are clearly visible. This adds a lot of value for me.
Here are some extra pictures showing the Corvette in all its glory.
Not the first time we have seen a Hotrod B-model, but who doesn't love a Hotrod?! It looks interesting enough to give it a go.
This summary will be short and simple. I love everything about this model. Given the scale, the designer really made this model stand out. And for 40 euros you get a very fun little model. That boils down to only 6,5 eurocent per part, which is cheap. This is the perfect gift if you are looking for a reasonably priced Technic set. Two big thumbs up for this set! I sure hope we get more sets like this, which obviously is to be expected.
How do I rate this set?
Perfect design, given the scale.
7 BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Enjoyable, but nothing really special.
The working V8 engine is very cool.
It does what a car does, with HoG steering.
The new panels and tires/rims can be interesting for MOC builders.
9 VALUE FOR MONEY
Can't go wrong for this price.
7,8 GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
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