There are a couple of neat things happening in today’s set, 30577 Super Muscle Car, and there are a couple of bad things too.
First thing is the printed tile: black printed stripes on a flat silver 1×2 tile. Looking up this element on Bricklink, it’s appeared in only two other sets. You can get three in a Toys’R’Us set from 2019 but it actually originated in the Aston Martin DB5 set from 2018. You get 7 in that set. Here you only get one for the front grill of the car.
Another thing that I dig on the car is the way the front splitter is constructed. While the slope doesn’t wrap around the front wheels, the cheese slopes create a nice rounded corner at this scale. I am NOT a fan of how there is a giant cap between the front splitter and the grille + headlights above, but the side effect of that gap is that the front splitter sits closer to the ground than the rest of the car. Not sure if this was intentional or a happy accident but it’s neat so I can’t hate on it too much.
At the other end of the car is where I find the last good thing about this set. The center mounted dual exhaust constructed by panels is neat. I do like the square look in a way that makes it quirky. 1×1 round plates with a hole in the center would have been a better, more realistic representation of an exhaust, but I’m okay with the squarish look.
The last thing I like about this is the ride height. I like a lowered suspension for aerodynamics and handling and it doesn’t get lower than this.
The things I don’t like? The spoiler is terrible. Big wings should be flat for proper downforce. Smaller lip spoilers can be set an angle.
This one can be angled flat but hangs too far out past the end of the car and should brought forward more. If you follow the picture on the bag and angle it, then you’re car’s just going to look weird.
The sides of the car slope inward, which is the wrong direction, before the side skirts jut outward. The red slope creates a ridge at the top of the car which is puzzling and does nothing to help aero.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! Overall it’s just a weird looking sports car. The goods don’t outweigh the bads.
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