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Lego partners with Ferrari for latest Lego Technic launch

Published on: 25th November 2020

The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from 1st January 2021.

The Lego Group has revealed the latest model to line up on the grid, the Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”. Having delivered prestigious wins in the world’s toughest endurance races, the racetrack icon is replicated in minute detail to encapsulate the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart.

The model is packed with authentic features and beautiful design elements making it a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. Featuring front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge, all the authentic details help the model truly come alive. An original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paintjob adds the perfect finish to this epic model.

This 48cm (19 in) long racing model is crafted from 1,677 Lego Technic elements, making it a rewarding and absorbing build for older builders aged 18+ who love endurance racing, motorsport and Ferrari cars. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.

The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from 1st January 2021 from Lego.com, Lego stores and other retailers globally.

”Having the chance to recreate a Ferrari in Lego Technic form is an absolute childhood dream come true,” commented Lars Krogh Jensen, designer, Lego Technic. “Ferrari is renowned for its truly incredible vehicles so I knew I had to push the boundaries of the Lego Technic system to do justice to the dominating racetrack idol. This model captures the sophisticated silhouettes of the iconic car while paying homage to its engineering powers to capture the true essence of the 488 GTE. The build is a great challenge for any fan who appreciates excellent design and is interested in learning more about the engineering and technology that goes into crafting such an impressive car.”

The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first Lego Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.

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