Building Lego kit cars are a great way to pass time, especially with the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in place. Fortunately for enthusiasts (both young and old), the toy company has continuously released numerous cars to choose over the past few years. Some, like the Porsche 911 Speed Champions set, are easy to build and can take just an hour or two to complete. Meanwhile, the bigger and more complicated Lego Technic kit may take weeks or even months to finish.
Soon, an all-new model will be joining Lego’s ever-expanding vehicle lineup. Just like the James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 launched before, this new kit is also straight out of the Hollywood big screen – Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from the Fast and Furious series.
Lego announced that they will be releasing a Lego Technic version of the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T used by Dominic Toretto in the movie to celebrate the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. The kit comprises a total of 1,077 pieces. Since it is part of the Lego Technic line, it also has many moving parts.
Possibly the coolest feature of the upcoming Lego kit is the engine. Pop the hood of the Charger and you can see a V8 complete with moving pistons. Underneath, a double wishbone suspension setup underpins the whole toy car. Interestingly, there’s also a wheelie bar that allows it to be displayed in an upright position. Completing the kit are the pair of nitrous bottles in the trunk. It’s not Fast and Furious if there’s no NOS.
As much as we want to build this Toretto Charger kit to pass time during ECQ, it is not available just yet. However, Lego is already accepting pre-orders on its website. Otherwise, you may purchase yours at retailers once the kit hits stores on April 27, 2020. All we need now is the orange Toyota Supra to recreate the iconic drag race to the train tracks.