Lego has just announced the newest addition to its Creator vehicle series: a 1967 Ford Mustang. This new set, available to purchase on March 1 for £119.99, comes with 1,471 pieces and a few surprises that improve its playability.
The base car you build is a gorgeous first-generation 'Stang in dark blue with white racing stripes that look spot-on for what we'd expect to see on a Shelby, but curiously, this kit features no such Shelby branding. It features period correct details recreated in brick form, such as a bonnet scoop, the famous Mustang logo in the grille, and five-spoke wheels on real rubber tyres. The interior, trunk, and engine bay are all reproduced in typical Lego detail, and the steering wheel even turns the front wheels.
In addition to the base car, though, Lego will include a number of customizations. The supercharger is the coolest, which replaces the bonnet scoop and adds untold imaginary power to the V8 engine below. There are also pieces for side-exit exhaust pipes, a rear ducktail spoiler, a chin spoiler, and a nitrous oxide tank located in the trunk. To top it all off, there are risers to adjust the lift of the rear axle and give the Mustang a more menacing stance. So whether you want an accurate representation of a classic Mustang or an over-the-top muscle car monster to play with, this set should satisfy.
Gallery: Lego Creator Ford Mustang
Like other Creator vehicle sets before it, this Mustang is large, measuring 33 cm long, 12.8 cm wide, and 7.6 cm tall. It will no doubt become an instant classic like the Creator Ferrari F40, Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Beetle, and Aston Martin DB5 before it. We've already got ours pre-ordered.
BRENTWOOD, Essex, Feb. 22, 2019 – A true American hero will soon be screeching into stores with the arrival of the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang from March 1.
Developed in a partnership between Ford and LEGO® Group, the new Creator Expert: Ford Mustang model is based on a 1967 Fastback. Made up of 1,470 pieces, the nostalgic muscle car comes complete 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.
Measuring over 10 centimetres high, 34 centimetres long and 14 centimetres wide, the new set will give budding builders the chance to customise their all-American icon to their own specification thanks to a collection of optional add-ons – while retaining its instantly recognisable symbol of the Mustang pony logo.
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.
“There are few cars on the road that are as instantly recognisable as the Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to see the iconic car’s combination of design and heritage come through in this LEGO set,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.
The authentic replica model also allows owners to store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 390 cubic inch (6.4-litre) V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing.
The rear axle of the car can be lifted for an extra-mean look, the doors can be opened and the roof panel removed to give 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 final touches to this extraordinary LEGO Creator Expert model.
“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.”
The LEGO Creator Expert: Ford Mustang is available directly from LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com/fordmustang as of March 1, 2019.