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Yes, this is a Lego Ferrari F40. And yes, you want one
Danish brick company teams up with Italian supercar maker. The result? A very early Christmas present
If you’re a fan of cars, there’s every chance you enjoy a bit of Lego, too. Both indulge the inner geek like little else.
So, proud geeks of the world, meet the Lego Ferrari F40. A real, authentic one, made by Lego itself and licenced by Ferrari.
It’ll be on sale soon as a £69.99 kit. A lot for a toy, perhaps, but a mere one 12,000th of what you can expect to pay for a real, full-size, decently maintained F40 nowadays. Really.
The set comprises 1,158 pieces, some bespoke to this kit alone to ensure the best F40 likeness possible, the windscreen shape and wheel design particular highlights.
And the attention to detail is simply superb: just look at the pop-up headlights, NACA ducts and the trio of exhausts at the rear.
The latter come attached to a small-scale twin-turbo V8 engine. And while it doesn’t crank out any actual horsepowers (never mind 478 of them, like the real F40), it can be viewed via a bonnet stay or removed altogether without deconstruction for closer inspection.
It goes on sale in August, and we imagine you’ll have to be rather swift if you want to get hold of one. We’ll see you in the queue.