OK
Delete ?
Warning: Adult Content
The content you were about to view is not suitable for minors.
The page that you are trying to access contains adult content, which may not be suited for minors. Please verify that you are aware of this, and are within legal age limit to access this content. Note that we take no responsibility for any content if you decide to proceed to this page as a minor.
Leave this page
I am an adult, continue
2554-1: Formula 1 Pit Stop
Published 1 year ago
Drag & Drop

*.jpg or *.png
or browser file
Images posted in this section must comply with the Mecabricks rules. Please read carefully the rules before publishing.

by

No renderings uploaded yet
36
2
About
Inventory
Share
The build is 100% complete, minus a few decorative parts:

==MISSING DECALS==
https://rebrickable.com/parts/973pb0096c01/torso-race-driver-with-team-5-and-oil-print-blue-arms-yellow-hands/
https://rebrickable.com/parts/973pb0095c01/torso-race-driver-with-race-logo-1-and-racing-print-red-arms-yellow-hands/
https://rebrickable.com/parts/3298p01/slope-33-3-x-2-with-white-1-outlined-print/

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This tiny Race-themed set no. 2554 'Formula 1 Pit Stop' came out in 1997-98 as a limited promo with Shell Petrol. Today, practically everyone would instantly think "Octan" if one mentions Lego gas station. But before 1992, when Lego's fictional oil company first appeared, the company's designers would use various real-life oil brands, such as Shell, Esso, and Exxon, all the time.

According to Bricklink's database, one of the first Lego models branded with Shell came out over 50 years ago! And it didn't go away during the Octan era too; Lego only discontinued the marketing agreement with Shell in 2014, under pressure from Greenpeace.

I was curious to build this model after finishing a more elaborate 2004 set no. 8375 'Ferrari F1 Pit Set' to compare the experience.

The model's inventory is not that far behind the Ferrari set, just 45 bricks less, but visually it appears much smaller. The 'Formula 1 Pit Stop' is mounted on a 16x16 baseplate (versus 32x in Ferrari's model), plus it has fewer minifigures.

All the key elements are here, though: an overhead pneumatic rig to quickly swap the tires, a fully-equipped toolkit, a STOP sign with a long handle, etc. There's even a tiny refueling station on a wheeled cart. (Ferrari series had this accessory included in the set no. 8673 'Ferrari F1 Fuel Stop,' which came out in 2006). And a "must-have" automotive accessory of the Town era, of course, a blue mini jack.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

=SEE ALSO=

8375-1: Ferrari F1 Pit Set
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/AbjpN1EQa5y

8673-1: Ferrari F1 Fuel Stop
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/0DvYGREd29e
Download model inventory: CSV | Bricklink XML
209 pieces
Part
Image
Quantity
Name of the part
Direct Link
Embed Viewer
0 comments
Post comment
Login to comment
195 models | 10.9k views
Suggested Models
Indy Transport
by Nisrok
Motor Speedway
by Nisrok