WATCH: Ford, Lego release incredible 1967 Mustang model

Lego ford mustang
Lego ford mustang

A true American hero will soon be screeching into stores with the arrival of the Lego Creator Expert Ford Mustang from March 1.

Developed in a partnership between Ford and Lego, the new Creator Expert: Ford Mustang model is based on a 1967 Fastback.

Own a classic

Made up of 1 470 pieces, the nostalgic muscle car comes complete with working steering, dark-blue bodywork, white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems, and five-spoke rims with road-gripping tyres.

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Measuring over 10cm high, 34cm long and 14cm wide, the new set will give budding builders the chance to customise their all-American icon to their own specification thanks to a collection of optional add-ons - while retaining its instantly recognisable symbol of the Mustang pony logo.

Customisation options include a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank for an authentic muscle car build experience.

"There are few cars on the road that are as instantly recognisable as the Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to see the iconic car’s combination of design and heritage come through in this set," said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

Lego ford mustang

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The authentic replica model also allows owners to store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 6.4-litre V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing.

Attention to detail

The rear axle of the car can be lifted for an extra-mean look, the doors can be opened and the roof panel removed to give access to the detailed interior with classic seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift.

Lego ford mustang

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A printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and a selection of license plates add the final touches to this extraordinary Lego Creator Expert model.

Jamie Berard, Design Lead on Lego Creator Expert, said: "The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic, symbolic cars in history - and to bring this fan favourite muscle car to life in brick form, with this level of customisation, has been exhilarating.

"We can’t wait to see our Lego and Ford Mustang fans’ own creations when they get their hands on this new set." 

The Ford Mustang is available directly from Lego stores as of 1 March, 2019.

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