Lego 1968 Mustang Fastback and M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car revealed
Lego continues to release a number of automotive icons via its Speed Champions range, the latest being a Mustang and the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car.
LEGO ISN’T JUST for kids anymore. Ford, Lego and and rally specialists M-Sport have revealed a 203-piece 2017 title-winning M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car that you can build at home. “The designers at Lego have recreated the striking looks of the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car complete with powerful wheel arches and dramatic front and rear spoilers,” Lego said.
The set includes a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, authentic miniature race-graphics and a driver minifigure with helmet and racing overalls that can be placed inside the car through the removable windscreen.
When complete, the Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC Lego Speed Champions model measures just 6 centimetres high and wide, and 13 centimetres long.
“With two World Rally Championship titles and five rally victories in 2017, it’s hard to think of a more worthy addition to the Lego Speed Champions range than the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car”, said Mark Rushbrook, Ford global director of Motorsport. “The Lego Speed Champions series is a fun way to celebrate the success of Ford cars in motorsport. We hope it will inspire future generations of car designers, engineers and rally drivers.”
At the same reveal, Ford showed off a new 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback model which alos joins the Lego Speed Champions range. The 184-piece kit features green bodywork with gold-coloured wheels and comes with a timing board, race-graphics stickers, removable windscreen and a minifigure driver wearing a classic-style racing suit.
Both sets go on-sale around the world in March.