Lego Technic Offers New Dodge Charger Kit
The Lego Technic universe strikes again as it crosses paths with the Fast and Furious Universe. Lego recently announced that the latest kit to join the Technic line is none other than Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. Fans of the film will be familiar with Toretto — portrayed by actor Vin Diesel — and how the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T enters the franchise. It turns out that Toretto’s Charger made its on-screen debut during an income drag race between the muscle car and a Toyota Supra. The 1970 Charger R/T has made a handful throughout the franchise’s nine-film series.
In order for Toretto’s Charger to join the Lego Technic lineup, the company transformed the car into a 1:13 scale, yielding a 1077-piece kit. The kit includes a replica V8 engine under the hood, complete with moving pistons, NOS tanks in the trunk, and a wheelie bar. There’s even a fire extinguisher included in the cabin, in case of a “danger to manifold” situation.
Overall, the set is an accurate representation of the iconic Charger. Technic kits in the past have been hit or miss, but their overall quality has improved over the years as their target design’s likeness has become more spot on. Lego does have an advantage that the 1970 Charger R/T is full of edges and straight lines, but even the taillights and headlights add a touch of realism to the final product.
This isn’t Dodge’s first partnership with Lego, as the two powerhouses joined forces last year (2019) for Lego’s Speed Champions Series. The previous Speed Champions Series featured two scaled-down quarter-mile stars — a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and a miniaturized variant of the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. Unlike the most recent Lego Technic set, the Speed Champions Series consisted of miniatures that retailed for about $30 (plus tax) and included driver and race marshall figurines.
The 2018 mini Demon came with two different sets of wheels (including rubber tires), a rear spoiler, decals, dual exhausts, and a removable windshield. The 1970 Challenger R/T offers enthusiasts a removable supercharger, an alternator cover, rubber tires, an engine cover, and decorative stickers and decals. Unlike the newest Lego Technic set, the previous mini Lego recreations only required snapping 478 pieces together.
The Lego Technic kit is available for preorder and officially goes on sale beginning April 27 (2020). Even though the debut of the Fast and Furious 9 film was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, this fun and interactive build is sure to help enthusiasts ease the pain. The film has been rescheduled for release in April 2021.
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