Without a doubt, one of the most recognizable Dodge Chargers ever built was Dom Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from Universal’s 2001 film, “The Fast and the Furious”. Well, earlier this week the LEGO Group along with Universal Brand Development unveiled the first “Fast & Furious” kit, with the launch of the LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger set. The 1,077-piece replica of fearless street racer Dominic Toretto’s legendary 1970 Dodge Charger R/T will provide an exciting new building challenge as fans gear up for the latest installment in the Fast saga, which has been pushed back to April 2021.
But the fun doesn’t stop once the checkered flag comes down. Once the build is complete, fans can try out some of the same stunts that the actual movie cars did as the model can be proudly displayed in its famous wheel-stand position.
The authentic replica of Dom’s all-time favorite car is packed with the same realistic details seen in the films. Just like the full-size version, the hood of the LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger pops open to reveal the iconic supercharged HEMI V8 engine. Fans can feel like they’re in the garage with Dom fixing up his latest project as they build moving pistons, double wishbone suspension, a wheelie bar to show off the car’s best moves and (of course) put the nitro bottles in the trunk. If things get too hot, there’s a fire extinguisher in the cockpit too.
The 1:13 scale LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger is designed for builders aged 10+. The set is currently available for pre-order on LEGO.com and will be available in stores globally starting on April 27th, 2020. The set is priced at $99.99 USD.
Samuel Tacchi, the designer of LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger, said: “The high-octane action of the Fast & Furious franchise has captured the hearts and imaginations of petrol-heads the world over. We want to inspire people of all ages to explore their creativity through building whatever their passion is, and we know fans of LEGO® Technic™ and the blockbuster franchise love cool cars and adrenaline-fuelled fun. Brought together by that same passion, we worked really closely with the Universal team to bring Dom’s Dodge Charger to life in the most minute detail to inspire Fast & Furious fans and LEGO® Technic™ builders around the world.”
LEGO has had its hands on several Mopar-based sets over the past year, from its Speed Champions set of the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T and 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to its most recent set of the iconic Fiat 500F in the company’s Creative Expert series.
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