Up close with the Lego Caterham Seven
Up close with the Lego Caterham Seven
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Up close with the Lego Caterham Seven

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[MUSIC] We are taking a look at the newest LEGO model. It is a super detailed replica of the Caterham Seven 620R. So start with let's just take a look at the model compared to the real thing. And you can see that LEGO's done a really good job, I think Of replicating exactly how this car looks, the real deal have a top speed of 155 miles per hour, it can hit north to 60 in 2.79 seconds but the specs in this Lego model are no less impressive It's a lot more compact though. The thing measures just 28 centimeters from nose to tail. The nose cone at the front is removable so is its engine cover. The bricks used here on the engine itself [UNKNOWN]. One of the detail I know Lego fans will be very pleased with is that there are no stickers here. All these bricks with detailing like this That all printed. What's really cool about this set is that it actually started as a fan submission to Lego's idea platform. The submitted concept design then got the prerequisite 10,000 votes, caught Lego's attention and eventually became the actual product you see before you. So Carl, your design has been built into a real proper Lego model that is going on sale. How does it feel to see the fruition of all your labors? It's emotional, that's all I would say. It really is a dream come true. My initial concept design was probably about a month, but I did that, obviously, just as my own personal model. So it was never. I never had to take into consideration Strength and rigidity issues that you would have to do for an official design. That's when I then went back and redesigned the sets to get them more in line using only current production parts and looking at the way that the things were built and completely redesigning them from scratch. And how faithful do you think Lego ascends to your design? Are you happy with the final results? I'm extremely happy. In fact we still [INAUDIBLE] on my, Initial concept model's so people can see just how close the final product is to the initial concept ones. Yeah, I'm extremely happy with it. The biggest challenge was to get the strength and playability to the model. That we need to ensure that even if a kid gets a model It's able to play with it and push on it and drive with it. So building that strength into the model was the biggest challenge. The shape was more or less given and I tried to stick as close to that as I could. I'm really happy. I think it's a really, really nice model, it's been a real pleasure working on it. What other Lego models have you worked on in the past? Have you done many cars or is it really broad range of models? I've done a broad range of models but I've mostly Lego City so that's a lot of cars and trucks. I'm a big truck freak myself, but I've also done a lot of direct to consumer models like Taj Mahal and Boeing Dreamliner and stuff LIke that in the past and a lot of Star Wars movies also. If that caught your eye, you can buy it when it goes on sale in October. It's going to cost 69 pounds. That's all for now. Stay tuned.

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