Lego Speed Champions Lamborghini Countach: Sunstreaker edition

The Speed Champions has provided a ton of classic cars already, and the Lamborghini Countach was very welcome when it released last year. But it was the wrong colour. In my book Countachs are interesting because Sideswipe and Sunstreaker transformed into the model, and they were red and yellow.

Obviously, since this is Lego I could do something about it. Luckily, Lego anticipated this need and printed the stickers on clear backing, which helped a lot in recolouring the vehicle.

Some changes were necessary as not all the parts come in yellow. The 2×4 wedge plates (65429) that are hidden behind the rear wheels are barely visible, so I changed them for black ones. The 1×2 panels (23969) could be replaced by two 1×1 ones. One trickier part was the windshield, which doesn’t come printed in yellow obviously. But there is an unprinted one, and I added a 4×4 modified plate on top. A spare sticker from another set provided the black detail.

I didn’t want to lose the printed hubcaps so they got to remain white. Apart from that, I replaced the spoiler with metallic silver parts and built an air intake from additional spare parts, which easily replaced the original stickered parts there.

I’m quite happy with the end result, and even though I don’t care as much for Sideswipe I might get another set of parts for a red one. The model itself is excellent, as always with Speed Champions.