*UPDATE 3/4/16: Now available at LEGO stores! Click here to visit LEGO store!
Exciting news for both kids and adults, Ford and LEGO Speed Champions have introduced a new line of LEGO sets featuring two iconic vehicles at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.
A Mustang and F-150 Raptor play set will be available as soon as March 1st in LEGO stores and Toys 'R US nationwide, Priced around $14.99, the 185-piece Mustang kit includes a time board and race driver. The larger 664-piece Raptor set includes a custom-looking Model A hot rod atop a trailer, drag racing Christmas tree, as well as race shop equipment and crew – priced a bit steeper at $49.99
What makes is so cool? Joe Hinriches, Ford president, says “Many of us grew up plaing with LEGO, so this is a dream project for all of us – including our engineers.” The LEGO team worked hand-in-hand with Ford licensing and design teams throughout development and design, collaborating on everything from the smallest product details to packaging.
I'm personally going to need a couple sets – one to build, and one to experimenting! Any ideas on what other vehicles you could custom-create using the parts and pieces from these play sets?
- Aaron Vaccar
<Info Source: Ford Motor Company>