Towards the end of January, we finally got our first good look at LEGO’s next wave of Speed Champions sets, long loved by LEGO motor enthusiasts but somewhat under represented in the past. Prospective collectors were bowled over by the six initial releases: two Porches, two Ferrari and two Ford sets.
In recent press release, the LEGO Group gave its thoughts on one of the most classic muscle cars of all time, now rendered in LEGO bricks. The LEGO Speed 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884) is both a testament to Ford’s outstanding legacy in the automobile industry, and our love for America’s favorite sports car.
Here’s part of LEGO and Ford’s press release courtesy of The Brick Fan. It talks about the efforts to evoke an authentic image of the 1968 mustang Fastback for Speed Champions, such as the bodywork color scheme, the driver minifigure’s uniform design, and even a Ford-branded time board.
Ford and LEGO® are celebrating Ford’s heritage by adding a 1968 Mustang fastback race car to the LEGO Speed Champions lineup.
As a tribute to America’s favorite sports car, the 183-piece Ford Mustang kit features green bodywork with gold dual stripes and wheels, race graphic stickers, removable windscreen and a mini-figure driver wearing a classic racing suit. For added fun, the race car set includes a Ford-branded timing board.
“The new Ford Mustang LEGO Speed Champions set gives parents and children the chance to share their passions – generations of fans have grown up building LEGO sets and spending time together behind the wheel,” said Myra Lind, LEGO Speed Champions marketing manager. “This partnership of iconic brands allows kids of all ages to enjoy the latest products from two great companies.”
Ford licensing manager Matt Monroe has this to say regarding the LEGO Speed Champions Mustang Fastback (75884): “We worked closely with LEGO to design a vintage Mustang, personalizing the fastback with stripes and decals that harken back to Ford’s racing heritage. This 1968 Mustang fastback race car is a special product that adds even more excitement to Ford’s LEGO Speed Champions lineup.”
The 1968 Ford Mustang (75884), alongside the Ford Fiesta WRC rally car (75885), Ferrari 488 GT3 “Scuderia Corsa” (75886), Porsche 919 Hybrid (75887), Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 double pack (75888), and the Ferrari Ultimate Garage with 3 cars (75889), all goes on sale March 1.