The Detroit Auto Show held a couple of cool surprises for LEGO fans along with all of the awesome new cars and concepts that we normally expect. Ford and LEGO Speed Champions have announced 2 new LEGO sets based on Ford products.
First is a nice 185-piece Ford Mustang kit featuring a time board and race driver along with a blue Mustang with California stripe detail. The Mustang LEGO set has a suggested retail price of $14.99 USD.
Second is a much bigger set. At 664 pieces the F-150 Raptor set includes a well-equipped garage, trailer, a drag racing Christmas tree and Model A hot rod, plus a crew of Ford workers to ensure top-quality work. The MSRP on this set is $49.99 USD.
Both sets will be available for purchase March 1 in LEGO stores and Toys ‘R’ Us nationwide.
Official Press Release
DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the kid in all of us, Ford is working with LEGO Speed Champions to bring the excitement of the racetrack to people’s living rooms with the first-ever Mustang and F-150 Raptor LEGO sets.
“Many of us grew up playing with LEGO, so this is a dream project for all of us – including our engineers.”
The 185-piece Mustang kit includes a time board and race driver. The 664-piece F-150 Raptor set includes a well-equipped garage, trailer, a drag racing Christmas tree and Model A hot rod, plus a crew of Ford workers to ensure top-quality work.
“We are excited about the new LEGO Speed Champions sets based on iconic Ford vehicles,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment, The LEGO Group. “Each LEGO Ford car tells a story and has infinite play possibilities. With these new sets, kids can play out their ultimate car fantasies. They are able to role play and become the LEGO mini-figure, stepping into the greatest cars on earth.”
The Denmark-based LEGO team worked closely with Ford licensing and design teams throughout development and product design, collaborating on every detail down to the packaging and marketing materials.
Suggested retail price for the Mustang set is $14.99, while F-150 Raptor is $49.99.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.