Lego is on a roll lately, tugging at the heartstrings of car lovers everywhere. Sets like the McLaren 720 S and 2,704-piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS are temping time fillers regardless of your age. Now, Lego dialed it up to 11 (or, at least 007) with the 1,295-piece James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
If you’re thinking “well, 1,295 pieces is nothing compared to the GT3 RS,” you obviously haven’t heard all of the Q-Branch modifications on the movie car made their way to the Lego set (and are fully functional). Revolving license plates, front-mounted machine guns, trunk-mounted bulletproof screen, wheel-mounted tire scythes, concealed radar tracker, telephone and even a working ejector seat all make an appearance.
Of course, if Lego will go to those lengths for accuracy on the more minute details of Bond’s DB5, you better believe the rest of the car is up to spec. The front and rear bumpers get a drum-lacquered silver coating, and the molded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts also get similar attention to detail. Both the doors and the trunk are functional as well, but more importantly, the hood lifts up too, to show off the detail of that iconic straight-six engine.
This exclusive release from Lego isn’t some build that you complete and then forget about. The Lego James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is a work of plastic art that’ll live either on your desk or mantle as intricate work of functional art. You have to sign up to become a Lego VIP to order it, and, at $150, it’s definitely on the pricer side for Lego sets, but think of all the other accent pieces lying around your house. Do those bookends or wine racks have a functional ejector seat? I think not.
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