There’s not stopping the hype now. Only last week, LEGO sent its fans and those of a certain spy movie franchise into a mutual frenzy with their announcement of an upcoming set based on James Bond of all things. Concerns that the product may not jive with the family-friendly image of most LEGO items from licensed franchises were assuaged by the hint that the set will be a vehicle model, particularly a LEGO Aston Martin DB5 set.
Now that’s more like it. If you know the franchise even slightly, you can’t imagine James Bond without his latest tricked-out spy car. And now LEGO’s confirming the rumors somewhat.
Here we have teasers of what LEGO’s got in mind from the official Twitter pages of James Bond and Aston Martin, the most iconic automaker to provide cars for Q Branch of Her Majesty’s Secret Service to pimp. The lines are from the film Goldfinger, debut of the immortal DB5.
Gadgets are no laughing matter to Q#LicenceToBuild pic.twitter.com/xwQrKudGU9
— James Bond (@007) June 24, 2018
One might recall the little conversation between Sean Connery’s Bond and Desmond Llewellyn’s Q during the introduction of the Aston Martin DB5 and its various features: rotating multiple license plate display, machine guns, ejector seat. That car set the benchmark for what all future Bond cars could carry or do.
Well, our cars do tend to get noticed. #LicenceToBuild pic.twitter.com/t8nagJCzG4
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) June 25, 2018
That’s another round of promotional hints dropped by LEGO and their licensing partners for this endeavor. Again, time will have to tell on when the companies will provide a specific date for when a LEGO Aston Martin DB5 will finally be showcased, much less when it’ll become available.