LEGO Technic fans have eagerly awaited the latest additions to the line, and many will rejoice with the introduction of a new, affordable supercar! LEGO Technic 42154 2022 Ford GT is surely exciting upon first glance, particularly because it won’t destroy your wallet in the same way the Lamborghini Sián or Bugatti Chiron would. But let’s see if it holds any weight against the other guys. Join us in the passenger seat as we take a test drive of this 1466-piece, 1:12 scale model, which will be available March 1st and retail for US $119.99 | CAN $149.99 | UK £104.99.
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To some, the phrase “K-Car” evokes images of 1981 Chrysler mid-sized cars. Others, however, might be reminded of the 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria driven by Agent K in the first Men In Black film. I think I can guess which camp Peter Zieske falls into. This large-scale vehicle transforms from unassuming to jet-powered without any reassembly – just add some parts as you go. It’s an interesting take on a classic movie vehicle, with a level of transformation that would make even Optimus Prime happy.
Check out this animation to see it happen!
The build quality here is pretty excellent, too. Check out the rearview – it looks pretty screen-accurate to me!
Peter’s design is currently on LEGO Ideas, but if you’re wanting to get your hands on a cinematic automobile right now, though, check out our review of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 or Back to the Future Time Machine!
Builder Tony Bovkoon takes us back to the mid-fifties with this modified Ford F-100. This vehicle is quite the collection of sand green curved slopes! It’s the signature contours we saw in the early days of the F-series, accurately recreated in this beautiful truck. Tiny details like the katanas for windshield wipers and the tan bed liner really make this construction pop. And I love the modern wheels and lowered chassis on this resto-mod design.
The hood even lifts open, revealing a detailed engine design. The radiator design at the front of the cavity is such a simple, yet easily recognizable classic truck feature, even for a fair-weather auto fan such as myself. It’s beautifully executed, and my favorite part of the build.
As much as I like LEGO’s current crop of Creator 3-in-1 sets, I have fond memories as a child of building Creator and Designer sets that sometimes had instructions for 8 or 9 different builds. I wonder if Firas Abu-Jaber has the same longing… Not content with re-shaping 10295 Creator Expert Porsche 911 into a Corvette Stingray, Lamborghini Countach and a Porsche 911 Turbo S, his latest iteration of the set has turned out a gorgeous Ford GT40 MkI.
The GT40 is famous for winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race four times on the bounce, and the model depicted here is the Mark I which achieved the feat in ’68 and ’69. Confusingly, those came after the MkII and MkIV victories, while the poor MkIII never got a look in as a road car! The MkI wins were closely fought with Porsche, who would go on to dominate endurance racing, so there’s a hint of irony that this Ford is repurposed from the German marque. Not that you would know it from looking at it – I did a double-take when I read the description. I mean, it’s even got a fully-fledged interior and engine!
So counting the 911 Targa, I make that a 6-in-1 set so far… Here’s hoping we get to see more re-imaginings from Firas soon!
Were it not for the sirens and lights on the roof, I would have assumed this LEGO Ford Econoline van by Isaac Wilder was just a regular van with a cool stripe on it (you know, for speed). In fact, this is a model of a conversion from van to ambulance (Vanbulance?), dubbed the Collins Crusader or, more affectionately, the ‘Boo Boo Bus’ – which is a name I will start using more often now I’ve heard it!
Isaac is no stranger when it comes to the superb shaping of vehicles, and while one would think a van’s boxy shape would lend itself easily to a rendition in LEGO bricks, the various pieces pointing in different directions here show it can be deceptively complex. So much so that a few cut decals have been used to pull off some of the more minute details such as the red stripe and A-pillars. There’s no doubt that the effect is well worth the effort though!
This is not the first 1972 Econoline he’s built, either – the first one having been modified from a LEGO Avengers set. It’s always nice to see builders revisit their previous models, especially when the result is this good!
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automotive endurance race that tests the limits of cars and their teams. Highlighted in the film Ford v Ferrari, the race challenges teams to beat the competition by going the farthest within 24 hours instead of getting to a finish line first. Speed and reliability were crucial factors that led this notable design to victory, though Ford forcing Ken Miles to slow down helped. This model by KMP MOCs pays homage to the 1966 winner, by technicality, the Ford GT40 Mk2 driven by Bruce McLaren. The white circle and hood stripe nicely contrasts with the black body of the rest of the car. Gotta love those rounded 1×1 plates for their utility in design. The builder also makes use of new Speed Champions pieces and techniques to achieve a smooth, 8-stud wide design for this iconic car.
We get an early look at a set from the new wave of Technic sets for the second half of 2021 with a Ford collaboration. The 42126 Techni Ford F-150 Raptor is listed on Walmart and retailing for USD 99 with 1379 Pieces. There is no indication of when the set will be available for order.
German retailer JB Spielwaren reveals six new sets featuring 9 new vehicles to be added to the Speed Champions lineup for 2021. The new sets are expected to be released on June 1st 2021.
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After a lukewarm reception when the LEGO Aston Martin DB5 came out, we were all pretty thrilled when the same LEGO designer debuted the 10265 Ford Mustang. With versatile styling and a striking color scheme, it was a nearly flawless set that depicts a classic American icon. LEGO automotive builder Firas Abu-Jaber takes the very same pieces from that set and converts it into another symbol of American ingenuity, the Ford F-150 Raptor Supercab. He even gives it a custom stars-and-stripes Ford logo across the grille. Like all of Firas’ work, this model has opening doors and a fully detailed engine. Firas by now is a LEGO automotive legend. Here’s why.
In the mid-fifties Volkswagen imported their microbus into the US and Americans were immediately smitten. The forward-cab shape offered practicality, utilitarianism, and unbridled fun in one fell swoop, and Ford, Dodge, and GMC quickly took notice. Clearly, this phenomenon has not been lost on LEGO builder Chris Vesque as he presents a series of five 60’s era Ford Econolines (teardrop headlights) and Dodge A-100’s (round headlights). He starts us off with a stock Ford Econoline pickup. This configuration offers a full 7 1/2 feet of loading capacity.
I can assure you the next four get wilder from here so… Continue reading
As a car nut, nothing makes my heart go pitter-patter more than a sweet custom hot rod. That’s why when I saw Sara Nelson’s LEGO classic custom Ford I paid extra-special attention, with the heart pittering and whatnot. With its removed fenders, lowered stance, ’34 Ford grille, and bold black and red color scheme, this is your quintessential car show favorite. Sara cites the work of Brothers Brick regular Letranger Absurde as her inspiration for the character and, now that she mentions it, I can see the influence there. There isn’t an archive to refer you to so this means Sara is new to our radar but someone we will certainly be on the lookout for in the future. In the meantime, buckle in and check out the archive of vehicles from other amazing builders.
This sweet ride by Michael Kanemoto is looking mean in a way only classic muscle cars can. The black beast is a LEGO Technic scale recreation of Mad Max’s 1973 Ford Falcon, which is of course heavily modified and redubbed the V8 Interceptor. It appears here as it did in 1982’s Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, with massive fuel tanks mounted in back.
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