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The Dodge Demon is adorable (if it’s made out of Lego)

More muscle cars immortalised in plastic bricks. Is it Christmas again yet?

Published: 04 Jan 2019

We do enjoy a Lego car at, whether it’s a fiendishly complex Bugatti Chiron with a functioning W16 engine, or even a life-size McLaren 720S. Thing is, they’re a bit unwieldly. Difficult for us to push along the office floor making vroom and screech noises without annoying the rest of the BBC.

Lego’s new offering for some pocket-sized petrolhead amusement is a muscle car fan’s plastic fantastic dream. The latest Speed Champions set features a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T complete with removeable supercharger sprouting from the ‘hood’ (or bonnet, thanks very much), and its modern grandchild.

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That’ll be the violently yellow the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, infamous for its ability to wheelie, its cost-option passenger seat, and its status as one of the only modern (ish) petrol-powered cars that can give a Tesla a run for its EV subsidy in the millennial version of Top Trumps: YouTube drag races.

Fittingly, the set includes parts to build a traditional ‘Murican Christmas tree starting gantry, providing hours of drag race entertainment without incessant rallying cries to Like and indeed Subscribe. Take that, YouTube.

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