I got this set from my friend's mom. I was surprised when I saw it was $50, but it was a good set to build and it looked pretty good, too. There are yellow and brown axles which go up and down when you move the car. However, you're going to have to move it with an axle at the back of the car which you can twist to make the car turn left or right. Other than that, it was a decent set to get. (You can also turn it into a Hot Rod, which I haven't built yet.)
The other half has been saying I need to try the Technic's kits but I have been resisting as all those tiny little gears and cogs were putting me off. Why? Why did I let that put me off?
This was a really fun build although the fact that it comes with a plethora of bags (okay i think it was 4) that are not numbered so you need to open them all before you start the build. My table was covered in pieces because I have to lay everything out in colour and piece order. Yes, it makes building easier for me but it also looks kind of pretty on the table. No joke, half an hour of the build time was just me sorting pieces before I even opened the booklet.
I'm not sure how close the finished product is to a genuine Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 but it looks great on my shelf which could just be due to the colour as the orange is really bright. I was going to break it down and download the Hot Rod instructions but I didn't have the heart once it was finished. May buy a second version of the kit just to do the Hot Rod but we shall see.
Number Of Pieces: 579
Approximate Price Per Piece: £0.07
Build Time: 3 Hours 10 Minutes
I was eyeing on this for quite some time. There was a sale going on at Toys R Us last week and so I took advantage on this set before moving onto the more difficult sets (911 and Bugatti). I didn't find it too difficult to build yet it gave me a sense of satisfaction once complete. However, I have to say that there are 3 missing pieces: two T locking pieces at the back which I ended up using from the hood; and a piece that connects to the side mirror. I also didn't like the stickers for the hood as they covered the grill. Other than that, I am satisfied for the price. I might just buy another set to build Hot Rod.
Response from LEGO SHOP
18 February 2020
Marine, Customer Service
We're sorry about the missing parts, that's very unusual. Please request what you need on www.lego.com/service/replacementparts, they will arrive in no time!