Lego and Porsche has recently unveiled its latest creation – a G-series 911 which is a two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 80s.
Both forms of the 911 feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.
The detail isn’t only on the exterior, the seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, based on the classic 911 upholstery. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.
The 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler whilst its look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler.The Targa on the other hand, has a fully-removable roof that can be stowed under the front bonnet, whilst the iconic Targa bar and wraparound window completes the look.
LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts, all presented in a smart collector’s wallet.
It has 1,458 pieces and is available from March 1st for £119.99.
If movie memorabilia like the Ghostbusters ECTO 1 doesn’t cut it for your Lego building days, Lego has recently revealed a new motorsport inspired set – Ferrari’s 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51” based on the race car that tackles the world’s endurance races. It is the first Lego model to be designed with Ferrari and helps extend its long standing relationship.
The Lego model is 48cm long with 1,677 individual Lego technic pieces, for ages 18+. The beautiful model features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to help the model truly come alive. Original race number #51, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paint job add the perfect finish to this epic model.
The Ferrari 488 GTE will be available in all Lego stores and online on January 1st (so don’t go spending all that Christmas money your nan gives you until then) at a price of £169.99.
Cars aren’t protagonists in films however manage to garner a cult following – think of the Mustang in Bullitt, the VW Beetle in Herbie or James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. Well the ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters is part of that company and Lego has created its largest and most detailed version ever.
The car is full of authentic details from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance including a range of tools and features needed by any Ghostbuster to track and catch ghoulish enemies. Perfect for film buffs and Lego buffs alike, the set features a moving ghost sniffer activated by the wheels, an extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel and a whole host of other paranormal detection equipment on the detailed roof rack. Lego created two new bricks for this set, the curved windscreen and the 5-module steering wheel.
Available from 15th November online and Lego retailers, the 2,3252 piece set is a perfect Christmas present ahead of the release of the latest Ghostbusters: Afterlife that launches in 2021.
Pop art is back in a big way. LEGO has designed a selection of sets that celebrate pop art and go from being a toy to a piece of art that can be displayed. Think Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Star Wars and Marvel Universe characters that you can build out of LEGO and display as art in your home or office.
Each of the four sets include a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art, and a new hanging element to make them easy to hang up and switch around. Each of these sets also come with their own soundtrack to help fully immerse yourself during the relaxing build process as according to research over 73% of adults search for ways to relax. If your artistic juices flow during the process, each of these sets can be reimagined in a number of different ways.
The LEGO Art sets measure over 40 cm and contain between 2,933 and 3,395 pieces. They will be made available from August 1st for most of the world while Americans can order theirs from September 1st with prices at £114.99.
Lego is the largest manufacturer of tyres and in 2008 it was said that there were 62 Lego bricks for each person on earth. These are great little anecdotes to tell your friends but the real story is this Lego Technic Extreme Adventure vehicle. One that your child will be begging for this Christmas. It has four independent ground-gripping tracks, working suspension, winch, front steering and a number of other exciting functions.
Doors swing upwards to reveal running boards which can be lowered into position, a roof tent can be erected by turning the crank, the tailgate can be unlocked to reveal the sliding storage drawer where the snow shovel is kept. But what counts is what is under the bonnet – a V8 with moving pistons. If you get bored with the Adventure vehicle, it can be rebuilt as a Mobile Based Vehicle.