LEGO Commemorates the Ford GT's Le Man Victories

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LEGO Commemorates the Ford GT's Le Man Victories

LEGO has really been doing a solid for their relatively niche (but growing) car enthusiast market. From Volkswagen camper vans to Porsche 911 GT3 RSs, they've continued to produce some truly exciting models- both to build and to display. Their latest release is one that commemorates Ford's victory at Le Mans this year with their all-new Ford GT.

But along with this, LEGO also includes Ford's original victory back in 1966, exactly 50 years ago, with the predecessor to the Ford GT no less. This historic victory was important to Ford as they triumphed over Ferrari at the time, and it was a clean sweep of all three podium positions.

The models will be part of the LEGO Speed Champions range, which are smaller and simpler than complex Technic kits and the like. They are designed to appeal to a younger age group, complete with LEGO minifigures for the racing drivers and a trophy with a podium to complete the scene. LEGO and Ford both hope it will help to inspire racing drivers, engineers, and designers of the future. 



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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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