I bought this set in June 2016 (over 6 months ago) when I was on a business trip in Cincinnati, OH. I was staying in a hotel near a LEGO Store and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy some new LEGO sets without having the kids with me.

I love the F-150, especially the F-150 Raptor. I’ve wanted one for a long time but they’re pretty expensive and not really practical for a family of five, at least not for my family of five. Since I couldn’t get the real thing, I bought this set. I’m not into racing but I had been waiting for the F-150 to appear in a LEGO set for a long time. Plus, I hadn’t bought a set for 4-5 months (there wasn’t anything I wanted). I had to pull the trigger.

I built this set back in June and had planned on writing a review then but I fell off the blogging wagon and never got around to it. Until now.

Read on to find out what I thought about the set.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Box

Quick Overview

  • Theme: Speed Champions
  • Cost: $49.99 | LEGO.com
  • Pieces: 664
  • Minifigs: 4
  • Instructions: 3 small books (164 total steps)
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Build time: ~2 hours 45 minutes

Here are some shots of the F-150 and the hot rod together.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Full Set

Here’s the up close photo with both the F-150 Raptor and the Model A hot rod on its trailer.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod Box - Comparison

When you place the F-150 and the hot rod side by side, the hot rod looks more like a go-cart.

F-150 Raptor

My first thoughts about the F-150 is that it’s too small. I don’t think the cab is big enough. It’s a single cab with room for only one driver. I guess it makes more sense if it’s been modified for racing but I don’t think that’s the intention. Maybe I’m getting too caught up in the size but that’s the exact reason why I like the real F-150. It’s bigger than the other trucks.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Side View

The side view isn’t too terribly exciting. It’s cool how the truck sits a little higher off the ground. I can appreciate the attempt at running boards but they fell a little short, in my opinion. I do like how the truck is raised up.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor - Front View

What makes this truck an F-150 Raptor is the stickers. You take them away and you have one boring truck. I like the details in the grill sticker.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor - Rear View

When you look at the F-150 from the rear, it looks out of proportion. The tailgate is pretty cool but below that is kind of lame.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor - Inside w/Driver

The more I look at this set, I don’t like it. It’s just too small. Have I said that yet?

F-150 Raptor - Inside no driver

Here’s a closer view without the driver. Nothing exciting to see. Maybe I’ve gotten too used to the inside of Batman’s vehicles with all the buttons and computers.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor - Open Tailgate

Since I built this set over six months ago, I had forgotten about the tailgate moving up and down. It is a nice touch.

F-150 Raptor - Front Suspension

Another cool part of this truck is the front and back suspension. In this picture, I’m showing off the front suspension.

Ford Model A Hot Rod

As I stated above, I got this set specifically for the F-150 but I do like the hot rod and trailer.

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod

Here’s a close-up shot of the hot rod sitting on the trailer.

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod - Side View

When it’s not sitting next to the F-150, this looks more like a race car. How on earth is anyone seeing out that windshield to drive? The engine is blocking the view!

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod - Engine

There is some pretty nice detail in the engine and exhaust pipes.

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod - Inside

Here’s the inside of the hot rod. Pretty bare bones in there. Where’s the stick shift?

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod - Front View

I really like the vintage feel from the front. It makes me think of Herman’s car from The Munsters. Anyone?

75875 Ford Model A Hot Rod - Rear View

The back is very plain except for the tail lights but I think that helps with the whole classic car feel. Those tires look huge on the sides.

The Garage/Winner’s Stage

In addition to the F-150 and the hot rod, this set comes with a garage/winner’s stage double-combo.

75875 The Garage

Having been in a few mechanic’s garages over the years, I can appreciate the engine lift, the cart, the drill press, vice and various tools.

75875 The Winner's Podium/Stage

On the back side of the garage, you have a winner’s podium (stage?). One nice little detail is the race car trophy (it’s actually a golden minifig skate). Notice the steps off to the side.

Starting Lights

Not much to say about this one, other than they’re lights. I do like the use of all the different color pieces.

75875 Starting Lights

Red means stop. Green means go. What does orange mean? Go really fast?

The Minifigs

Just for the fun of it, I’m going to give each of the minifigs a nickname.

Racing Official – “Top Gun”

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Race Official

I’m not sure that this guy looks like a race official. I think he’s too cool for that. Doesn’t he remind you a little bit of Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun?

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Official 2

I really like the detailed ball cap with the nicely curved brim. The sunglasses, jacket, and v-neck are all nice touches.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Race Official 3

With all the details in the front, the back is pretty boring.

Driver #1 – “Jolly”

I think LEGO really captured what jolly looks like with this minifig’s face. I’m not sure what it is but I smile when I see this guy’s face. I know I’m saying a lot about a minifig but I think this is one of my all-time favorite faces.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #1

This guy looks genuinely happy to be here.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #2 2

I like how the beard shows up clearly through the helmet. The Ford t-shirt and flannel shirt are nice touches too.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #1 3

They did a nice job carrying the flannel pattern through the back.

Driver #2 – “Captain Serious”

This dude looks intense. I guess you have to be if you’re racing hot rods.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #2

It’s a pretty simple outfit but I do like all the blue and white.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #2 2

The racing shirt is okay but I think there needs to be a little more distinction between the torso and legs.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Driver #2 3

There’s more detail on the back than on the front. That Ford logo is everywhere in this set. Good thing I like Ford.

The Mechanic – “Sweaty”

This dude is either really hot, really stressed out, or really constipated.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Mechanic

I really like the whole welding get-up. It would have been cool if the front of the mask flipped up like the welding masks you’ve seen in real life.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Mechanic 2

Now you can see why I call this guy “Sweaty.” Like with Driver #1, I like the flannel shirt. The welding torch and tank completes the ensemble.

75875 Ford F-150 Raptor & Ford Model A Hot Rod - Mechanic 3

Nothing exciting going on in the back.

Final Thoughts

The Good

  • If you like classic cars, especially classic hot rods, you’ll really like this set.
  • The set comes with 4 nicely detailed minifigs.
  • There’s plenty of value for the price tag with the two cars, garage/stage, and 4 minifigs.

The Bad

  • The F-150 (especially considering it’s a Raptor) is just too small for me. I love F-150’s and I hope to own one someday. I guess I’ll have to settle for this for now.
  • I felt like the set relied on stickers way too much. If you remove the stickers from the front and back, it would look like a plain, small pick-up truck.
  • Even though I do like the hot rod, it looks like a tiny go-kart when it’s sitting next to the F-150. It’s not nearly as bad though when you put the hot rod on the trailer. That seems to fix the “scale” issue.

Had this set not included an F-150, I definitely wouldn’t have bought it. It came out at a time when there weren’t really any sets I was excited about and I happened to be in a LEGO store. With that being said, I did enjoy building the set and I like the diversity of having something different sitting on my LEGO shelf.

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