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Lego immortalizes legendary 1967 Ford Mustang fastback

Build it using 1,471 pieces from the Danish toymaker

This is another must-have for car-loving Lego collectors. PHOTO FROM LEGO

Lego’s Creator Expert line of car-inspired sets has done its fun versions of some pretty iconic automobiles. The Aston Martin DB5, the Volkswagen Kombi and even the London double-decker bus have their own scale models made from Lego’s popular interlocking bricks. And now, the Danish toymaker has deemed another classic car worthy of joining its stable: the 1967 Ford Mustang fastback.

The amazing attention to detail is worth the price tag. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

America’s most popular muscle car can now be had via this Lego box containing 1,471 pieces (one of which you’ll probably step on with your bare foot). As with any Creator Expert set, the Lego Mustang—which measures 34cm long, 14cm wide and 10cm tall—is reasonably faithful to the actual car’s details. The front has period-correct driving lights flanking the galloping horse logo. The bottom part of the door has the racing stripe of the GT trim, which the set is based on. The sloping rear roofline terminates at the Mustang’s signature triple-bar taillights just above the quad exhaust tips.

Those white racing stripes were derived from the GT trim. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

The beauty of the Creator line compared to the more complex Technic series is the former’s ability to be customized. Included in the Ford Mustang kit are accessories just like how one would fit parts to modify the real car. There is even a trunk-mounted tank of nitrous oxide if the oversized supercharger isn’t enough. Snap on the front chin spoiler and the ducktail rear wing for that racing-inspired look. It also comes with a selection of license plates should you fantasize about driving this Lego Mustang through EDSA in spite of the MMDA’s number-coding scheme.

You can play with this toy like girls play with their Barbie. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

The Lego Creator Expert Ford Mustang retails for $149.99 (P7,800) on Lego’s online store. If the demand for other Creator Expert sets is anything to go by, this should be a big hit so better hurry up with your credit card if you want one.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.