It’s Lego, but it’s no child’s play… Meet the Lego Mini Cooper which will arrive in Australia from August carrying a $149.99 price tag.

UPDATED: Keen on the new Lego Mini Cooper? Well, you’ve only got a few days left to sign up to Lego’s special VIP offer. Practical Motoring checked it out, and if you sign in and purchase one of the kits from the online store before July 31, you’ll receive a bonus Lego Mini Cooper for free. See our screen grab.

Lego Mini Cooper Screenshot

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Lego is growing up. The company has taken direct aim at motoring enthusiasts with the release of its classic Mini Cooper Mk VIII. Arriving in stores locally from August 1, the Lego Mini Cooper carries a retail price of AU$149.99. The Lego Mini Cooper is, according to the press release, “full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment”.

Lego Mini Cooper released in August

What’s more the roof can be removed, once built, to show off the tan coloured interior with patterned seats. The steering wheel turns, and both the gearshift and handbrake move.

Lego Mini Cooper released in August

“And of course, no Mini Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a cozy day in the countryside,” the press release says. At 25cm long, 14cm wide and 11cm high the Lego Mini Cooper sure is compact. It has more than 1000 individual pieces.


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