When news came out that LEGO will be working on a new LEGO Technic set to commemorate the long-running Fast & Furious franchise, there have been well-grounded speculations that this new set might be based on a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS from the first film. However, this turns out to be false now that we have our first look at the upcoming LEGO Technic Dodge Charger (42111).
The said image above, courtesy of Leganerd, was taken from a LEGO Store flyer in China. The said store calendar specifically states that the new LEGO Technic Dodge Charge (42111) will be available beginning April 27, consistent with The LEGO Group’s official press release, while LEGO shopping portal Pricevortex lists the set for 99.99 Euros.
On a personal level, I prefer this choice for a LEGO Technic Dodge Charger over the Mitsubishi Eclipse, being a fan of classic muscle cars. If you recall, this Dodge Charger was the vehicle of choice for Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto throughout the Fast & Furious franchise. It is based on a modified 1970 Dodge Charger R/T with its signature engine block prominently sticking out of its hood. There have been several modifications of this muscle car throughout the film series, but I think this particular LEGO Technic set pays homage to the vehicle that Dom first used in the original film back in 2001.
There are no further details regarding the LEGO Technic Dodge Charger (42111) as of the moment save for its release date and expected retail price. And given that it will retail for 99.99 Euros, we can somehow assume that it will be on the same scale as that of the LEGO Technic Rally Car (42077), slightly smaller to that of the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265). As a side note, this is not the first time that LEGO will be offering a brick-built Dodge Charger. In fact, it will be nice to see this upcoming LEGO Technic set alongside last year’s LEGO Speed Champions 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T (75893).
Since the release date is set for April 27, and LEGO has been actively marketing this in the Asian region, then we can expect some official news or press release from LEGO anytime soon. Thanks again to Leganerd for the heads up, with additional info from Promobricks.