/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Hands on with the Lego Aston Martin DB5 -- and its ejector seat

Famous for its role in James Bond Goldfinger, the new Lego set comes complete with machine guns, bullet screen and working ejector seat.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-4
1 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond film Goldfinger has been immortalised in Lego form. 

We've been hands on with the latest addition to the Lego Creator series, including the car's awesome front-mounted machine guns, rear bullet screen and, of course, the ejector seat.

James Bond's DB5 is on sale now in Lego Stores for £130 in the UK, $150 in the US and varying prices across Europe.   

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-17
2 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The iconic DB5 immortalised in Lego form.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-18
3 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The Lego DB5 features various working features, from opening doors to top secret superspy gadgets.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin
4 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The DB5 launched at London's Lego Store.

naomie-harris-lego-store-james-bond-aston-martin-db5
5 of 30 Richard Trenholm/CNET

Actor Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny in the latest Bond films, unveiled the DB5 at precisely 10:07am.

lego-store-james-bond-aston-martin-db5
6 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The real thing.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-3
7 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

In 1965, Sean Connery's Bond was issued with the gadget-packed DB5, and a cinematic icon was born.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-5
8 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

James Bond has been synonymous with Aston Martin ever since.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-8
9 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Even in brick form, the legendary Aston silhouette is clear.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-6
10 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

It's a bit blocky-looking if you view it straight on, but that's Lego for you.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-24
11 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Stuck with a troublesome passenger? Pull back on the rear bumper to open the roof...

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-25
12 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

And ping! The working ejector seat fires the bad guy out of the car.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-11
13 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The front of the car shows off that signature Aston Martin styling.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-14
14 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The number plates rotate, just like in the movies.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-13
15 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The wheels include clip-on tyre slashers for seeing off overtaking villains.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-29
16 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Under the bonnet is a replica of the real car's straight-six engine.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-27
17 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Twist the exhaust pipe to pop up a rear-window bullet shield.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-20
18 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Inside the car is a hidden "tracking computer".

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-15
19 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The gear stick pulls back to pop out the machine guns.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-9
20 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The Lego DB5 matches the real car's signature silver birch paint job.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-10
21 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

See how excited everyone is.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-23
22 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Various hidden features are operated by mechanisms hidden inside the car's design.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-22
23 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Sayonara, bad guy!

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-21
24 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The Lego DB5 was developed in partnership with both Bond producers Eon and the real-life car manufacturer Aston Martin.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-12
25 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Look out for signature Aston Martin features such as the chrome vent.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-16
26 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Sadly there's no minifigure included, so you'll have to make your own Lego Bond.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-19
27 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The boot opens to store Bond's many suits and gadgets.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-28
28 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Here's the pop-up bullet shield in action.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-2
29 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The DB5 is part of the Lego Creator Expert line for builders aged 16 and over.

lego-james-bond-db5-london-launch-aston-martin-7
30 of 30 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

The last thing many bad guys will ever see: James Bond's taillights.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
The 23 best Christmas movies and where to watch them

More Galleries

The 23 best Christmas movies and where to watch them

23 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

More Galleries

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

29 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos