**UPDATE-due to the tribute ceremony to Johnny Hallyday’s passing, Champs Elysees has stopped other public events from being held on the avenue. Sales of the LCP sets will thus be delayed to the 16th of December 2017 from the original schedule of 9th of December 2017. Only the LCP sales event will be affected.
Autosport is something beloved by many due to the exhilarating nature of it all. LEGO themselves have proven to be heavily influenced by this genre and have a current theme (Speed Champions) as well as previous themes (Racers et al) in their lineup too.
Next week, at the L’Atelier Renault in Paris France , there will be a launch of several Lego Certified Professional sets to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Renault’s involvement in F1 Racing. This looks to be a major collaboration between Renault and Lego France which includes a life sized 600,000pcs Renault F1 car displayed at the L’Atelier Renault. Read all about the event here where the major events start from Dec 9 till Dec 24.
(Photo opportunity with Father Christmas* aboard the LEGO® R.S.17. starts December 1-17: Wednesdays (11am to 7pm), Saturdays (11am to 9pm), Sundays (11am to 6pm). December 18-24: daily (11am to 8pm)
Georg Schmitt seems to be the LCP(Lego Certified Professional) partner involved in this project. By LEGO’s definition : “LEGO Certified Professionals are not LEGO employees, but they are officially recognized by the LEGO Group as trusted business partners.”
Here are the list of 5 different items to be launched under the LEGO Certified Professional license at the event starting
Dec 9 2017. Dec 16 2017
1. Renault R.S. 17 (CREATOR type-) – 100 boxes available – 828pcs – 375€
2. Renault R.S. 17 (SPEED type) – 1000 boxes available – 110pcs – 44€
3. Renault R.S. 17 mini-build – 29/39pcs – to be built during workshops at the event
4. Minifigure: Driver Renault Sport Formula One Team (Niko Hulkenberg?)
5. ***Renault R.S. 2027 Vision (CREATOR EXPERT type) – 40 boxes available – 375pcs – *375€ (sale via raffle via steps below)
>>***Confirm attendance via Facebook events for the “Il faut savoir saisir sa [Brique] event”
>>***Be at the L’Atelier Renault by
Saturday 9 Dec 2017, Saturday 16 Dec 2017, 10am (Be there earlier, we suppose)
>>***Get a golden ticket and write your name and surname on it
>>***Deposit golden ticket in the box provided before 10.30am
>>***40 golden tickets will be drawn immediately
>>***Winners of the draw goes to the shop desk with validated winning ticket to purchase the set
This 375€ for 375pcs set (1€ per piece) will be a set of Renault’s concept on how their F1 car will be like in 2027 after 50 years in F1. It comes in a premium box and premium drawstring bags to contain bricks. It’s a pity we spot stickers on it but could it be possible that the stickers are pre-applied?
See some other LCP sets compiled by minifigpriceguide here