Universal Brand Development and LEGO unveil first Fast and Furious LEGO set

The LEGO Group and Universal Brand Development have unveiled the first LEGO set to be inspired by the global blockbuster franchise, Fast & Furious with the LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger.

The new build is a 1,077-piece replica of the film franchise’s fearless street racer Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, which promises to provide a new building challenge as fans gear up for the latest instalment in the Fast saga – F9, scheduled to hit theatres around the world beginning in April 2021.

Once the build is complete, fans can try out Dom’s cool stunts and recreate the daring high-speed chases from the Fast & Furious movies with the model. And when the streets need a rest, the model can be displayed in its famous wheel-stand position.

The authentic replica of Dom’s all-time favourite car is packed with the same realistic details seen in the films. Just like the full-size version, the hood of the LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger pops open to reveal the iconic V8 engine. Fans can fixing up the project as they build moving pistons, double wishbone suspension, a wheelie bar to show off the car’s best moves and (of course) put the nitro bottles in the trunk.

Inspired by the action-packed scenes from the Fast saga, the 1:13 scale LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger is designed for builders aged 10 and upwards. The set will be available to pre-order from 30 March from LEGO.com and to buy globally from 27 April 2020.

Samuel Tacchi, designer of LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger, said: “The high-octane action of the Fast & Furious franchise has captured the hearts and imaginations of petrol-heads the world over. We want to inspire people of all ages to explore their creativity through building whatever their passion is, and we know fans of LEGO Technic and the blockbuster franchise love cool cars and adrenaline-fuelled fun.

“Brought together by that same passion, we worked really closely with the Universal team to bring Dom’s Dodge Charger to life in the most minute detail to inspire Fast & Furious fans and LEGO Technic builders around the world.”

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