One of the best things that have happened to the LEGO Creator Expert theme over the previous decade is the introduction of large scale vehicle sets. It all started with a fantastic 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set in 2011. Soon we got a taste of iconic British motorcars with 10242 MINI Cooper MK VII and even got behind the wheel of the charged version of 10265 Ford Mustang. Today, LEGO invites all car enthusiasts on a road trip down the Amalfi Coast with the newest addition to the Creator Expert garage, 10271 Fiat 500 set. The set consists of 960 pieces and will retail for the price of US $89.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £74.99; it will be available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from March 1, 2020.
The most remarkable thing about the new Fiat 500 model is how sweet and tiny it is. The assembled car measures just over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide. Definitely, it is not another Imperial Star Destroyer, which requires a dedicated shelf in your living room. Just an empty corner of the office desk should be enough to display the new Fiat 500.
While some other LEGO Creator Expert cars were packed with accessories for a picnic in the woods or by the beach, this Italian icon belongs to an artist. An adorable suitcase can be found attached to the luggage rack in the back of the car. And can you imagine anything more Italian than a painting of a retro Fiat with the Colosseum in the background?
The new Fiat 500 would not be a proper Creator Expert vehicle without a detailed interior, a spare wheel, and opening roof and doors. The playability of the set is quite limited, but this is more than enough for a gorgeous brick-built interior accessory.
Thanks to the model’s uncommon bright light yellow, the set will be a fantastic source of pieces in this particular shade of yellow. A review will reveal all the new pieces and the pieces in new colors. Still, even now, we can spot a couple of recently introduced elements, for instance, the new curved windows introduced in Creator Expert 10272 Old Trafford-Manchester United set just a month ago.
To promote the new Fiat 500 set, LEGO has released a series of vintage advertisement posters featuring the brick-built model. Please enjoy a short gallery below; the car looks very authentic in every picture.
However, the main promotion event took place at Fiat’s home town, Turin, Italy, where LEGO has revealed an incredible life-size 1:1 build of the iconic Fiat 500. Weighing over 400 kgs, the model consists of 189,032 LEGO bricks and one original Fiat 500 steering wheel. At the moment, the model sits among a fleet of vintage Fiat 500s in the Fiat factory, but according to the press release, it will go on a tour LEGO Stores across Italy in March/April.
The official set details and our full gallery of images follow below:
10271 LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500
Ages 16+. 960 pieces
US $89.99 – CA $129.99 – DE €79.99 – UK £74.99 – FR €84.99 – DK 749DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Live out ‘La Dolce Vita’ with an Italian classic – the Fiat 500
This LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.
Building toys that bring passion to life
LEGO Creator Expert building kits are for adults and teenagers with a passion. From classic model cars and authentic buildings to fairground rides and other objects of desire, Creator Expert advanced LEGO sets offer a world of nostalgia, escapism, self-expression, pure enjoyment and surprise. Oh, and kids sometimes also use them as toys!
• Recreate a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with an advanced LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car brimming with Italian flair and LEGO brick details that teenagers and adults will enjoy building and displaying with pride.
• This model kit features a luggage rack, suitcase, detailed interior, engine, spare wheel and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. There’s even a ‘painting’ of the car by the Colosseum to complete the Italian feel.
• This advanced set is part of an amazing collection of authentic LEGO® model cars and other iconic objects of desire that offer relaxing ‘me time’ building and impressive display centerpieces.
• More experienced teenage and adult builders will love to receive this 960-piece Fiat 500 model car as a birthday, Christmas or special-occasion gift.
• Measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide, this buildable model makes for an impressive display piece on its own or as part of a collection of LEGO® sets.
• While toy cars run on batteries, this collector’s item runs on pure imagination and creativity.
• The included building instructions recreate the look and feel of the original promotional material, with fun facts about the real car, history of the Fiat company and an interview with the LEGO® designer of this classic car model.
• LEGO® Creator Expert building kits for adults and teenagers are challenging builds based on things people are passionate about, such as classic cars, authentic buildings, fairground rides and much more.
• Since 1958, LEGO® bricks have been tested to the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and compatibility, and that they connect and pull apart easily every time.
• At the LEGO Group, we drop, heat, crush, twist and analyze LEGO® pieces to make sure all of our advanced LEGO sets meet the highest global safety and quality standards.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from 1st March, 2020