Yesterday, we had our first look at several official images of the next LEGO Ideas set that has earned the support of thousands of fans and the coveted thumbs up approval of LEGO designers. This time, LEGO Ideas blogger HasanJansen shares the complete description of this brick-built speedster that gives us an idea of the look and feel of this set. The LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307) comes in at 771 pieces, measuring at 3” in height, 11” in length and 5” in width. Set 21307 is expected to retail at $79.99, and is expected to be released on October 1 at all LEGO brand stores and shop.LEGO.com. Here’s LEGO’s official announcement.
The wait is over! We’ve been polishing this yellow and black beauty all night so that we could finally present to you the first official images and details of the LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R! Measuring in at 771 bricks distributed across 3” (10cm) in height, 11” (28cm) in length and 5” (14cm) in width, this Caterham contains stunning details to reproduce that awe inspiring Caterham look.
This LEGO Caterham is racing to a store near you with availability from the 1st of October, 2016 for a recommended retail price of USD 79.99 / EUR 79,99.
Here is the official product description:
Build a LEGO version of the Caterham Seven 620R. This custom-made sports car exudes wonderfully nostalgic charm. Power steering? None.Electric windows? Gift. The Caterham Seven is definitely not for the fainthearted. Luxury is for wimps! Remove the nose, the bonnet or the engine, to see the authentic details of a LEGO model closer, which is intended only for true car connoisseurs.
- It has a removable nose and a hinged trunk with four trestles. Bonnet and engine may be removed.
- Build from LEGO® bricks an authentic replica of the Caterham Seven 620R to showcase the sports car as an exhibit.
- Manipulated to switch the car on jack stands the wheels as a car mechanic.
- Contains a booklet on the LEGO® Fan / designer and the Seven 620R.
- This set contains more than 770 LEGO parts and offers children ages 12 and an age-appropriate building experience.
- The model is 10 cm high, 28 cm long and 14 cm wide.
Carl Greatrix, fan designer, and Henrik Andersen, LEGO Designer, share their insights:
“One of the most exhilarating drives I’ve ever had was out on the track in a Caterham Seven. It is brutally fast due to its light weight and tremendous fun to be in. It really struck a chord in my heart that I never forgot”, Carl Greatrix a.k.a. bricktrix_Carl explains as he talks about his love for Caterham cars.
This love turned to inspiration for his future LEGO Caterham model, Carl explains “When I got back into building LEGO car models I thought the shape of the vehicle would lend itself to being modelled well in LEGO bricks as it is very angular and if I could find a suitable scale then I would be able to get all the details into it that I would love to see”.
Henrik Andersen, LEGO designer, shared his enthusiasm for Carl’s work “Carl really did a great job of converting the real car’s shape into a LEGO version as both the sloping front and the hood are really complex”.