Lego Speed Cham­pi­ons 1966 Ford GT40 and 2016 Ford GT (75881) £29.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - www.lego.com

It’s won­der­ful that Lego is pos­i­tively thriv­ing in our mod­ern, elec­tronic hi-tech world. Clas­sic cars, such as the Mini and VW Bee­tle, have all ap­peared in the Lego reper­toire and now Ford’s GT40 gets the Dan­ish build­ing block treat­ment. Be­lat­edly com­mem­o­rat­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of Ford’s first Le Mans tri­umph, this new Speed Cham­pi­ons 366-piece set con­tains a 1966 GT40, its 2016 GT coun­ter­part, two driv­ers, a race mar­shall, vic­tory podium, gold tro­phy and che­quered flag. Noth­ing made from Lego is ever go­ing to be a com­pletely ac­cu­rate rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the real thing, but the GT40’s gen­eral shape is cap­tured bet­ter than the GT (which looks a lot less aero­dy­namic). The driver’s pe­riod rac­ing suit is a nice touch. Our build time was just over two hours and the in­struc­tions were easy to fol­low. It’s a fine way of in­tro­duc­ing young­sters to the joys of clas­sic cars (and the need to fre­quently put them back to­gether) or a sur­pris­ingly ef­fec­tive stress reliever for the more ma­ture. And as with any Lego kit, if you get bored with it, just make some­thing else in­stead! richard Gunn

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