CATERHAM AND LEGO have launched their much anticipated new model kit; the 620R.
LEGO has been on a roll recently when it comes to taking large quantities of money from petrolheads with the Mini Cooper, Ferrari F40, VW Beetle, Porsche 911 and movie cars like the Back to the Future DeLorean and the Ghostbusters’ ECTO 1.
Their latest model kit looks set to continue this trend, despite being based on an unquestionably more niche car; the Caterham 7. More specifically, the Caterham 7 620R, which is one of Caterham’s more hardcore models.
Initially designed and proposed by LEGO fan Carl Greatrix on the LEGO Ideas website, the Caterham kit picked up the required 10,000 votes needed for consideration by LEGO who decided to put it into production.
Features of the kit are include a removable nose cone, a removable engine cover, opening bootlid and functioning axle stands, allowing the wheels to be removed.
The Caterham 620R kit consists of 770 pieces and measures 28cm long and 10cm high. Caterham’s Chief Commercial Officer, David Ridley, says “Caterham has always prided itself on producing bespoke, hand-built cars for its customers. Our army of fans who build their own Caterham Sevens are equally discerning when it comes to the detail and craftsmanship which is central to Caterham, and we worked closely with the LEGO team to ensure the LEGO model replicated that. The LEGO 620R has various unique features – the intricately-designed engine was certainly a surprise when we lifted the bonnet for the first time. It’s really satisfying to know that fans can recreate and build their own 620R with LEGO bricks.”
Predictably, the LEGO Caterham kit doesn’t come cheap, and will set you back £69 when it goes on sale on 1st October. But luckily for us, Christmas is just around the corner! Dear Santa Claus…