CaDA C61041 – Lamborghini replica made of 3.842(!) single parts for $139.99
Is CaDA getting better and better? At least with this model they are going a newer way. The set CaDA C61041 is a replica of a Lamborghini and consists of 3,842 individual parts. This means that it is already in the premium range, even if the price is only half as high as a very similar Lamborghini set from Denmark.
Will CaDA now become premium?
A few words about the background of the model: This was originally a MOC (My Own Creation), i.e. a self-designed model of a terminal block enthusiast. CaDA has teamed up with him and launched the vehicle as a set. Not a stolen model or a copy of an existing set? We like the direction we are going in here. But CaDA can’t officially market the set as a Lamborghini, because they don’t have the license, so it’s simply called “Supercar”.
What is there to say about the model itself that the pictures don’t already convey? 3,842 parts are a hell of a lot, and after all I’ve read about the set so far, the construction is not exactly easy. Be prepared to invest a lot of hours and bring a bit of frustration with you. Besides, this is clearly a display model, so it’s one for display. It is not a toy and because of the complex construction it is not intended for small children. (Nobody keeps you from playing with it, but that’s certainly not the intention, and if something breaks it’s a pity for a $140).
Some parts are movable, for example doors and the engine and boot can be opened and the rear spoiler can be extended. All tires are separately suspended. The car can be steered by hand-of-god control; the steering wheel turns with the car. The engine, which is located in the rear of the car, is also a spectacular sight. It even seems to contain a real gear shift with a total of seven gears.
At first sight I like everything here. The design is absolutely impressive; respect to the designer. Not everyone likes every detail, but that can’t be avoided. I can’t say much about the construction, so I’ll ask around if we can get a set to build it up. But be prepared that it will not be a walk in the park. But if you generally enjoy building and celebrate the model, you might be willing to accept that. And afterwards the joy about the finished model is even greater.
Concerning the quality of the stones I can only refer to my other experience reports about CaDA sets, there I was always very satisfied so far. Please have a look at my articles about the C61018W sportscar or the C61006 offroad truck.
Price and availability of the C61041 Supercar
CaDA itself wants $189.99 for the car. If you compare this with the model mentioned at the beginning, then this is – measured purely by the range of functions and the number of parts – a damn good price. Meanwhile, they even have their own, official store. GearBest is also cheaper, because you don’t need the original cardboard box when importing from China.To the gadget