LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set designer reveals what piece set the scale for the super spy car [Video]

The newest LEGO Creator vehicle, the 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, was revealed in London today with surprise instant availability worldwide. The iconic car is packed with hidden features, gadgets and includes an ingenious way of making the LEGO car’s doors open and close like a real car.

We learned an interesting fact from the designer video included below, that scale of the vehicles in the Creator Expert line is determined by the size of the LEGO wheel that best fits the car. LEGO senior set designer Mike Psiaki said that since there are only a few set wheel sizes, the rest of the LEGO car is then sized accordingly by comparing it with reference photos of the real vehicle. He also talks about the hardest part of creating the set, and how working on a James Bond car was a childhood dream of his.

The LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is now available for LEGO VIPs with general availability August 1st for $149.99 USD.

2 comments on “LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set designer reveals what piece set the scale for the super spy car [Video]

  1. Tim Chua

    I’m a bit torn on this one. It’s a great effort and probably as good as one could expect the DB5 to translate into LEGO, but I feel that the Ferrari F40 turned out better due to the simpler geometry compared to the DB5.

  2. James

    It’s too bad Mike completely forgot about making the exterior actually look like a DB5. This model is sooo ugly, with the wrong proportions, wrong shapes, its so poorly executed a 5 year old could have done a better job! I was going to buy one, but its just too hideous to display on my shelf.

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