I like the Lamborghini Huracan STO, I mean, what is not to like about a street-legal race car, the STO is just that, a street-legal version of the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo racer, with the STO standing for Super Trofeo Omologato, so when I saw this Clementoni set it sparked my interest.
But a little research turned up that this is a plastic kit you have to assemble, and initially, I only found an Italian version of this 'Science and Construction' set, now that could be an issue, so I waited ... and waited, until suddenly I found one locally, in Dutch, now that works for me.
So I picked up this kit and started working on it over the weekend, it didn't take too long to assemble, but I have to admit the Sian from Lego came with a better manual, this one from Clementoni is sometimes a little complicated to find the correct part, it can get difficult, and this is a kit for 8 years and older, there is no way an 8-year old can do this without having an IQ of a little genius ... or could it be me?
Anyway, after a few hours of clicking plastic pieces together and applying decals you end up with a nice Blu Laufey Huracan STO with the Arancio California details, just like the launch edition from Lamborghini, and get this, if you add batteries it can drive forward and backward thanks to a switch underneath the model.
And there is another nice detail to this, because of the small electric motor, the rear wheels are 'locked' with the gear on the axle of the motor, but if you move the rear wing in a different position, the gears are released and you can 'play' with the model, rolling it along. There is a mechanism that allows you to slide the rear wing forward and backward, how cool is that?
This is a larger model than 1/18, I think it is about a 1/14 scale model, and sure, it isn't really an exact replica of the real car, this isn't an MR, not even a Rastar, but I still like it a lot, it's just a nice, fun set, so if you find one in your local shop, take a second look at it, and yes, that gear on top of the roof allows you to steer the front wheels.
The doors do open on this model, but there is just a bunch of technical parts to be seen, there is nothing to even resemble an interior, I'm not sure why they even included hinges to open the doors, but they did, and the windows are tinted in a dark grey, but not enough to hide what's inside, but it's a science set, not a scale model replica, so I don't mind too much.
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