Towards the end of 2019, there was a rumor that went rounds within the LEGO fan community that speaks of a partnership between LEGO and Universal Pictures to specifically promote the Fast & Furious film franchise. And this time, along with many other set reveals that went out recently, LEGO has finally confirmed that an upcoming LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set is now in order.
Read on the full press release below.
UNIVERSAL BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP BROADEN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAST & FURIOUS
Billund, DENMARK: Universal Brand Development and The LEGO Group have expanded their licensing relationship to include Universal Pictures’ record-smashing, homegrown franchise – Fast & Furious. This new IP expansion will take shape with LEGO® Technic™ creating a thrilling new set for Spring 2020. The Ninth Chapter in the Fast & Furious saga hits theaters around the world beginning in May 2020.
“The Fast & Furious saga continues its blockbuster growth in fun, new ways – with video games, a new animated series and now in the construction toy segment,” said Joe Lawandus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Toys and Hardlines, Universal Brand Development. “Fans across generations will love building the Fast & Furious car of their dreams with this LEGO Technic set.”
“The LEGO Technic brand with its authenticity and attention to detail and the action-packed Fast & Furious franchise are a great match. Both franchises are known for creativity and cool cars so we are really excited to work with Universal on this awesome product that both LEGO Technic and Fast & Furious fans are going to love to build!” Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Inbound & Entertainment Licensing at the LEGO Group.
The Technic building system offers a challenging build for older children and adults, with focus on cool models with authentic details.
Further information about the LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set, which is for ages 10 years and above, will be revealed later this year and will be in stores globally from April 27, 2020.
It looks like LEGO is further expanding its portfolio of sets that specifically caters to AFOLs, all based from mainstream film and TV franchises. A few months ago, LEGO has also entered into a partnership with BBC in coming up with a LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109). There was also the highly in-demand LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) based on highly popular FRIENDS TV series. Now that we’re looking forward to a LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set, is this a sign of things to come for more LEGO sets geared towards adult fans? 2020 is certainly an exciting year.