Spotting trends can be an entertaining enough pastime, especially when writing news for toy brands like LEGO. Take for example the Product Ideas that have recently been hitting the 10-K support mark and getting into the Second 2018 Review Stage. There’s some trending going on with the sets in question. Initially we had a wave of space-related submissions as the first entries for the review stage. Now we’re looking at a possible trend of cars making it in now. First of these was the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 proposed for LEGO Speed Champions. Now we have a new automobile submission in the form of saabfan’s LEGO Ideas Product Idea Fiat 500 F.
Created by veteran LEGO Ideas member Felix Steissen of Austria, (aka saabfan), the LEGO Ideas Product Idea Fiat 500 F is Felix’s next entry following the roaring success of the LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket (21309) in which he was a co-creator. The Fiat 500 F is not specifically slated to be added to Speed Champions like the aforementioned Peugeot 205, but it’s really cool anyway.
Made of nearly 1,200 LEGO bricks, saabfan’s LEGO Ideas Product Idea Fiat 500 F “Cinqueciento” model is a beautiful recreation of what has been considered in automobile history as one of the first “city cars”, produced by Italian automaker Fiat from 1957 to 1975. When completed, it’s roughly the size of the LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (10262).
With the Fiat 500 F joining the bunch, there are now two car-themed Product Ideas for the Second 2018 Review Stage of the LEGO Ideas platform. What are the chances that the next one is another car model as well?