1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Races into Lego World

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1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback High Front

Lego’s most elaborate and most detailed Ford Mustang kit goes on sale next month.

Not many things distract us from Ford trucks, but the newest Ford Mustang kit from the legendary block-based toy company is too cool not to showcase. Lego has previously offered the 1968 and 2015 Mustang as part of the Speed Champions series, but those kits are significantly smaller, offering far less detail. On the other hand, this new Lego pony car has a detailed interior, a 390-cubic inch V8 under the hood and an array of optional upgrades, including an adjustable suspension system and a nitrous oxide tank in the trunk.

“The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic, symbolic cars in history – and to bring this fan favorite muscle car to life in brick form, with this level of customization, has been exhilarating,” said Jamie Berard, Design Lead on LEGO Creator Expert. “We can’t wait to see our LEGO and Ford Mustang fans’ own creations when they get their hands on this new set.”

1967 Ford Mustang Lego Side

1967 Mustang GT Fastback

The new Ford Mustang kit from the Lego Creator series includes 1,470 bricks which, when assembled, create a small-scale pony car that sits three inches wide, five inches tall and 13 inches long. For comparison, the 1968 and 2015 Mustangs were only about five inches long, being built from less than 200 pieces each.

In addition to being considerably larger, the 1967 Lego Mustang GT has far more detail, including a working steering wheel, a moving gearshift lever and the familiar gauge cluster with a large, round speedometer and tachometer. To get a better look at the interior, the doors open and the main center panel of the roof pops out.

1967 Ford Mustang Lego All Open

The body is blue with twin white stripes running down the middle of the hood, trunk and roof, with more white stripes running along the lower sides of the car. Under the opening hood is a 390-cubic inch V8 with a battery, wires, hoses and a power steering reservoir, along with the big, blue air cleaner with the orange engine size decal.

1967 Ford Mustang Lego Engine

Customization

The 1967 Ford Mustang from Lego Creator is designed to be built to look like an original car with some popular aftermarket wheels of the era, but the kit comes with a handful of upgrades to beef up the classic muscle car. This includes a supercharger that pokes up through the hood, a set of headers that extend out from behind each of the front wheels, a chin spoiler, a duckbill rear spoiler, a nitrous oxide bottle for the opening trunk and a variety of license plates including Michigan and California.

1967 Lego Mustang Kit

Best of all, this kit comes with a unique suspension setup that allows you to raise up the back end to give the car more of a race-ready rake, so if you go for the supercharged race car look, you can give it a unique stance as well.

1967 Ford Mustang Rear Up

The 1967 Ford Mustang GT goes on sale on the Lego website on March 1st with a price of $149.99 and while these kits are exactly limited, the 2015 Mustang is “retired”, so you can no longer order one from Lego. If you want this new, detailed Mustang, you should probably buy it as soon as you can.

1967 Ford Mustang Lego with Mods

For those of you who would rather build a small Ford truck out of Lego bricks, there is a set with the new F-150 Raptor and a custom Model A hot rod, that set is also retired, so you will have to hunt around to find one online.

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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