Attention kids at heart, people trying to get their kids into cars, actual kids, people who just like to tinker, and those who remain stuck on a C8 waiting list, according to our spy photographers, the master builders at Lego have been cooking up something for you!
A two-pack of Corvettes were spotted on a German toy website amongst six new Lego Speed Champions kits. The Corvette set includes the silver #4 C8.R racecar and a first year C3 that appears to be going for a Cordovan Maroon look, though it could be Corvette Bronze in the right light. The cars are each matched to unique drivers. The Lego guy with the mid-engine racer is decked out in a full Oliver Gavin-style race suit, while his compatriot appears to be a foxy red-head wearing jeans and a leather jacket over her white C8 logo t-shirt. Two racing helmets (one white, one black) are included, along with a sweet extra set of nine-spoke wheels. The kit is made up of 512 pieces and is listed at 33.99 Euros, which is $40.81 at current exchange rates. The two-car Speed Champions sets typically retail for about $30 in the states, so we might be looking at a similar situation to actual Corvette ownership; it is a lot less expensive in the good ol’ US of A!
The other dual car sets coming out in ’21 will represent the other two of the Detroit Big Three. The more desirable of the two comes from the Blue Oval, which gives builders the opportunity to construct their own Ford GT Heritage Edition and a new Bronco R out of 660 pieces. On the 627-piece Mopar front, you’ll find a Plum Crazy 1970 Challenger T/A and a Dodge/SRT-branded top fuel dragster, complete with the bitchin’ Super Bee logo!
The remaining kits contain one car and all would be considered imports here (and in Germany). The first of these is kind of a big deal as it is the first time Toyota has ever licenced one of their products to Lego. The 299-piece Nitro Yellow GR Supra isn’t a bad place to start a partnership! A McLaren Elva and a Koenigsegg Jesko finish the 2021 model-line in upscale fashion with 263 and 280 pieces, respectively.
For your author, these come at exactly the right time. My 4.5-year-old loves Legos right now, and when you average our ages and maturity levels together, these kits meant for children aged eight and above are just about right for a little father-son time. I can’t wait to use the angular ‘Vettes to jump that Bronco R off of the kitchen table!
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