Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the next large vehicle in the newly rebranded Icons theme (formerly Creator Expert), revealing the 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Based on the iconic 1969 muscle car, the Camaro Z28 will include 1,458 pieces and comes with the option to build as a hard top or convertible. You can also choose to include dark red, white, or light grey racing stripes, or choose between classic and hideaway headlights. It follows 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa and 10298 Vespa 125 in the Icons vehicle collection. The Camaro will be available starting Aug. 1 for US $169.99 | CAN $209.99 | UK £149.99.
Gearheads and design fanatics will always find a way to include cars in their life. Those that share a love of LEGO (and sometimes even those that don’t) get to delight in tinkering on their own project cars. Even if they’re a fraction of the size of the original. Builder Dave J faced some extra challenges with this model of ’69 Camaro Convertible in dark azure. The limited parts available in that color forced Dave to get pretty inventive with some brackets to achieve a smooth and clean design.
From the 1960s through the early 1970s, muscle cars were all the rage in the USA. The thirst for increasingly powerful engines gave rise to cars like this sporty black & white 1970 1/2 Camaro Z28 RS crafted by Thomas Gion. Thomas’ design is pretty spot-on, with the front-end in particular having all the right curves and detailing. Staggered pointed tiles make for an eye-pleasing hood, and ice skates are cleverly used to replicate the Camaro’s iconic split bumper.
The Camaro’s back end also looks pretty sleek with the way the rear windshield tapers into the body. This thing looks like it’s capable of some serious speed and is ready to go VROOM!