LEGO has been a favourite of children across numerous generations, but in more recent years they've begun to develop realistic models of iconic vehicles. The Volkswagen Samba Van was one such car, along with a few Le Mans racers, trucks, and a special Porsche 911 GT3 RS that commanded a rather steep asking price.
One of the great things about LEGO is that they're open to new ideas, especially from their fans and public. The LEGO Ideas website functions as a sort of Kickstarter-for-LEGO models and allows people the world over to put up their creations in a bid for LEGO to eventually produce them. The creations first need 10,000 supporters before it is reviewed by LEGO themselves and, if accepted, will go into production.
Here we have a fabulous example of a 1968 Fiat 500 F, complete with all kinds of functional features. It has a:
- detailed exterior with custom prints such as the fiat logo and several prints on the back end
- openable hood, trunk and doors
- sun-roof (closed and opened)
- removable luggage-rack on the back end
- suitcase with a bottle and a glass inside
- detailed trunk with spare wheel, fuel tank, car jack and a toolbox
- engine compartment with a detailed 500cc straight twin engine
- detailed interior with movable seats, pedals, handbrake as well as custom prints for the dashboard and the speedometer
The impressive piece currently has a little over 3,500 supporters at time of writing and will need to gather another 6,500 or so supporters over the next 500 odd days. If this is successful, it's highly likely that this set will be approved and accepted by LEGO, and you may very well see it on shelves soon enough. With an 1157 piece count, it would be both a joy to build and have in the collection.