LEGO Creator Expert
Every Ford Mustang Lover’s Dream Toy Launches Friday
Nearing 60 years of constant production, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic vehicles ever to exist. The original models, first built in the mid-Sixties, are arguably the most beautiful and desirable of all, thanks to groundbreaking fastback bodywork, lithe proportions, a proper muscle-car formula – V8 in front, driven wheels in the rear – and, of course, those racing stripes.
The beauty of the Mustang continues to be how easily enthusiast owners can modify their cars. Superchargers, special exhaust, spoilers, etc. – the list is magnificently long. It’s no small thing to own a real Sixties-era Mustang, let alone pour money into making it a rolling work of performance art. LEGO, the enthusiast’s favorite building block, has introduced a customizable Mustang based on those first fastbacks, and it’s available for purchase this Friday, March 1.
The set is part of the LEGO Creator Expert series, meaning it’s a more complex and detailed model than most sets. The new Mustang is in good company in the Creator Expert land: an Aston Martin DB5 and Mini Cooper of similar vintage are featured in the collection alongside a handful of other notable vehicles.
This particular 1,471-piece set, which will sell for $150, is 13-inches long and features a detailed V8 engine under the hood, to which you can add a massive supercharger; out back, a removable spoiler adds some visual weight if not functional downforce; the rear suspension can be raised and lowered to vary the car’s stance.
Basically, this is a mechanically-inclined hot rod fanatic’s dream toy. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on a set so we can share more down the line.