The iconic Ferrari F40 sports car debuted in 1987 and promptly became a popular pinup image in the bedrooms of car-obsessed kids who couldn't get enough of the bright-red paint job and massive wing on the back.
Ferrari describes the car as "raw and mean," but it was road-legal. With only around 1,300 made, this was not a car for the masses.
You might not ever, but you can at least have the Lego version. Lego announced Thursday that the next model in its Creator series is a 1,158-piece set that renders the Ferrari in chunky plastic bricks. It's stuffed with nifty features like miniature Ferrari logos and pop-up headlights.
The F40's styling was revolutionary at the time it came out. A triple exhaust and round taillights are memorable elements of its look, and these are delivered in the Lego model. The hood tilts forward to reveal a luggage compartment. The rear turbocharged V-8 engine is removable so you can admire the power it represents.
Lego worked with Ferrari to develop an accurate model. This required inventing some new Lego parts, like a custom windshield and wheel rim inserts. The model should have crossover appeal for both Lego and supercar fanatics.
The Lego Ferrari will debut on August 1 for $89.99 in the US and £69.99 (about AU$142) in the UK.
(Via Brothers Brick)