It's a fun build and a great display piece (I got the non-motorized version).
That said, if you're looking for screen/panel-accurate, look elsewhere. Overall it feels either too long or not tall enough, with the angle of the rear window being wrong. Additionally I feel they could have done a better job hiding some of the structural pieces, like for the gearshift/dashboard/center console and rear suspension/trunk (see attached pictures).
This is my first purchase that isn't an official Lego set. Also my first purchase from this site.
- It was shipped to Quebec, Canada and took 1 month and 1 week to get to my place.
- Clear instructions for the most part, some can sometimes be confusing
- The box it came with was very well made, the art is amazing!
- Truly a legendary car and a great show piece
- Not sure what happened, but many and my pieces are scuffed or scratched, from the factory it seems. (Seem pictures attached)
- Some pieces were simply just too loose to stay properly in place. For example: the driver seat would always fall over if I had to pick it up and move it around
- The stickers are missing
Overall, I had fun. I'm a little disappointed about the scuffed pieces and the stickers but it is what it is. I'm sure I could reach out to Double-E and they would fix it for me, but I don't feel like waiting a month for a few pieces and stickers to come in the mail and start over the set.
Hi, I really like making lego and the Initail d series so to be able to get the AE86 from the series was really cool. It was fun to build and also has a lot of detail involved with building the engine, diff and suspension as well as the interior and the end result looks really cool.
I liked it so much i am going to buy the tofu shop next.
Awesome kit if you are looking for an AE-86, it looks fantastic. You can buy a motor and remote control for it, I have not purchased it yet. Full suspension and front wheels turn. Hood, doors and hatch all open. It is customizable with different engine, 2 different spoilers, side skirts and a front lip.
Only con is that it is not like lego sets where bags are numbered and you do them in order. Pieces are in different bags so it does take some time to get that all sorted out. I ended up emptying each bag in a separate bowl so I could rummage through to find the pieces I needed.
Envoi rapide, pas de pièces manquantes, dans l'ensemble très bon produit et je suis très satisfait.
Very good model with many details. Instructions are very good and the packaging looks very nice. Building was a lot of fun, all bags are numbered. Definitely a must buy for every initial D Fan!
Seeing the anime I was astonished as to how accurate it is, everything works.
Whats great about it:
Accurate model, works, great handling, easy instructions
Greater battery to make it go faster, reworks on the roof, where the engine goes, and wiring placement, rework on dashboard, and use different material for tires to make it drift.
Other than that this was amazing and I love this so much
C’est juste parfait et le packaging est juste superbe
They sent an email about “sharing my thoughts about this product” while the product hasn’t arrived yet. Usually when buying LEGO the shipments dont take so long, but maybe this is normal for CaDa.