Ford GT40 and GT are the latest to join the Lego lineup
Just in time to miss the holiday sales rush, Lego is adding a Ford GT and GT40 kit to its Speed Champions line of small-scale models. The new brick kit was first shown after Ford won the LM GTE Pro class at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans with its new GT, but at that time Lego had no intention of actually releasing the kit. Apparently, Lego has changed its mind about not producing the kit on a grand scale.
The kit includes enough bricks to build both the 1966 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 and the 2016 Le Mans winning Ford GT, plus mini figures, a checkered flag and a trophy. Lego didn’t include a podium, but that should be easy enough to build yourself out of spare bricks from the Audi R18 e-tron kit you don’t play with anymore.
Lego plans to start taking orders for the new kit on March 1, 2017. There isn’t word on pricing stateside, but your friends overseas are going to pay about £29.99. Looking at the other two-car Speed Champions kits, such as the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race kit, it’d be safe to guess that the price in the US will simply change the symbol and leave the numbers alone.
If you’re lucky, you could get the GT and GT40 kit just in time to keep your hands busy while watching the Ford GT tackle the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race.