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Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
I had very high expectations for this build. There are many YouTube videos with unboxing details, so I won’t go over it. What is important is that the kit comes with the parts distributed in 6 boxes and the instructions are in two books. Book 1 covers the assembly of boxes 1, 2, and 3, and book 2 covers boxes 4, 5, and 6. Box 6 only contains the wheels, no other parts.
Since each chapter in the books is titled “Box 1”, “Box 2”, etc., I was under the impression that you start with box 1, follow the instructions, and, at the end, you should have only very few parts left, if any (I assume duplicates). You then move to box 2, and so on. At least that would make sense.
Right from the beginning something was not right. Box 1 contained parts that were obviously used towards the end of the build, such as external components (fenders, doors, the roof etc.) I did not worry too much about it, so I went ahead and completed box 1. At the end I had a LOT of pieces left. That was troublesome because it meant the box contents and the corresponding chapters did not match. There is no chance of mixing parts from different boxes because each box contains pouches with parts clearly labelled with the box number. I confirmed that box 1 contained only pouches labelled “1” and so on for all 6 boxes. Anyway, I was a little concerned at this point but not too much, so I continued having a good time with box 2. At the end of this box, real trouble started. There were missing pieces. Not one or two but several.
I decided to open up box 3 and I did find the missing pieces from box 2 in pouches clearly labelled “3”. At this point enjoyment turned to anxiety. Were these parts that should have been in box 2 and were erroneously placed in box 3, or were they parts really needed in box 3 and box 2 had indeed missing parts?
The question was answered at the end of box 3 where I discovered many, many pieces missing. Examination of boxes 4 and 5 revealed that the missing parts were NOT there. At this point I could continue with the build, make a list of missing parts and go to Lego’s web site and ask for replacements, a process which would probably take 1-2 weeks. And then, do the same for parts I missed in the first round. Repeat as needed. No, I will not be Lego’s missing quality support.
I paid $411 (including tax) for this kit. I was looking forward to several days of pure Lego joy. Instead, I got anxiety and anger. Needless to say, I packed it up and returned it to Amazon.
The real tragedy is that now I have been totally turned off on Legos. My plan was to do the Bugatti Chiron and then the Imperial Star Destroyer after the Lamborghini. No way. I can no longer trust Lego to put together a kit with thousands of pieces without missing parts.
I see a lot of 5-star reviews, and I am happy for these customers. Obviously, they got a complete kit. I was hoping to also leave a 5-star review but 1 star will do. Wish I could give 0 stars.