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Lego's 1967 Ford Mustang kit challenges builders with 1,500 pieces

Live out your Gone in 60 Seconds dreams with this $150 Lego muscle car, with adjustable suspension, a supercharger and even swappable license plates.

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While studying traditional news journalism in college, Jake realized he was smitten by all things automotive and wound up with an internship at Car and Driver. That led to a career writing news, review and feature stories about all things automotive at Automobile Magazine, most recently at Motor1. When he's not driving, fixing or talking about cars, he's most often found on a bicycle.
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Lego 1967 Ford Mustang
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Lego 1967 Ford Mustang

Build your own Mustang -- no wrenches or oil required.


These days, everything is awesome for car enthusiasts who enjoy building with plastic bricks. Lego has launched a large array of automotive building sets, from the many small and affordable Speed Champions offerings to more involved choices like a 3,599-piece Bugatti Chiron. On Friday, Lego introduced another offering: a 1960s Ford Mustang muscle car.

With 1,470 pieces, the Mustang is part of Lego's Creator Expert line. The finished product measures more than 3 inches tall, 13 inches long and 5 inches wide. It's a faithful recreation of a 1967 Mustang fastback -- possibly best known as Nic Cage's muse "Eleanor" in Gone in 60 Seconds -- with dark blue paint and white racing stripes, five-spoke wheels and various Mustang logo and GT badges.

The hood can be opened to reveal a (plastic, nonfunctional) 390-cubic-inch V8 engine. Builders can even pull off the car's hood scoop and remove the carburetor to stick a giant supercharger on there instead. The doors open to reveal a detailed interior with working steering. And in the trunk, there's space and hoses for installing a nitrous-oxide tank, should your Mustang need an extra shot of speed.

Other optional add-ons include a ducktail rear spoiler and a front splitter, both of which help add a meaner look to complement the car's supercharger. An assortment of license plates and side-exit exhausts are available, too. Finally, you can even adjust the rear suspension's ride height to go from a stock, street-cruising stance to a more drag-racing-focused angle.

The Ford Mustang Lego Creator Expert costs $150 and will be available from Lego stores and shop.lego.com starting March 1. It remains to be seen how long it'll take fans to build the 1,470-piece set, but we're guessing it'll be just a smidge quicker than it took to create a 334,544-brick, full-size recreation of the Chevrolet Silverado.

Lego Creator Expert 1967 Ford Mustang is 1,500 bricks of nostalgia

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