It used to be that car manufacturers would clamour to have their cars be immortalised in Hot Wheels. That was the gold standard of having had a new product make it. These days, though, it seems like theres even more interest in having your models be immortalised in Lego. Legos line of Technic products have hit a neat sweet spot between young builders wanting more of a challenge for their fingers and adults. Its a fairly
big deal to see your car join the Technic line of Lego products, and this is underlined by whats been released so far.
Porsches, the new Land Rover Defender, the Lamborghini Sian, the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren Senna … its a decorated list.
Ford has been on the list before, via a classic Mustang. Now, one of its new releases is joining the ranks — not a supercar or a muscle car, but
instead a pick-up truck in the form of the new-generation F-150 Raptor.
As youd expect its a fairly detailed wee model. Under the bonnet is a fully plumbed Lego-ified version of Raptors turbocharged V6, all four doors open,
the tailgate opens, and the suspension is functional (so that it can do some sweet Raptor-style jumps).
All up, the 1,379-piece set weighs around 1.8kg once completed and is 480mm long.
Unlike some of the other Technic releases (most notably the Porsches), the new Raptor actually has quite a strong resemblance to its roadgoing equivalent.
This is probably down to the slab-sided, squared-off proportions.
Given that it features a lot less pieces than the Land Rover Defender Lego Technic set (which packs 2,573), expect the Raptor to retail in New Zealand
for around the $250 mark once it lands in stores down under.