If you’ve always wondered what to buy the petrolhead in your life, this Ford Mustang Lego set will solve that headache.
The Lego Mustang – or more precisely, the Lego Creator Expert Ford Mustang – will arrive in stores on March 1, featuring the iconic 1967 Ford Mustang.
It will be globally available at shop.LEGO.com/fordmustang and while local pricing isn’t yet available, it should cost a very reasonable S$200 or thereabouts.
The slightly-tweaked 1968 model starred in the classic film ‘Bullitt’ with Steve McQueen at the helm, who was memorably chased by the baddies in a Dodge Charger through San Francisco.
Made up of 1,470 pieces, the Lego version of the classic muscle car comes with working steering, dark-blue bodywork, white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems and five-spoke rims with road-gripping tyres.
It’s not a small model either: the Lego Mustang measures over 10cm high, 34cm long and 14cm wide.
Customisation options include a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank for an “authentic muscle car build experience”.
If you really want to have the full Mustang experience, you can also store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal its detailed big block 390 cubic-inch (6.4-litre) V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter.
The rear axle of the car can be lifted for added street (or sofa) cred, and you can also open the doors and remove the roof panel to access to the detailed interior with classic seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift.
A printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems and a selection of license plates add the finishing touches.
“The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic, symbolic cars in history – and to bring this fan favourite muscle car to life in brick form, with this level of customisation, has been exhilarating,” said Jamie Berard, design lead on Lego Creator Expert.
“We can’t wait to see our Lego and Ford Mustang fans’ own creations when they get their hands on this new set.”