When it comes to racing royalty, Lewis Hamilton is easily in pole position. The British driver is currently competing in Formula 1 for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team and to date has won a record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, plus numerous podium finishes and trophies.
As well as being a racing ace, Hamilton also has a diverse range of interests off the track, including singing and recording music, fashion and philanthropy. Adding to those pastimes, the Formula 1 star has also now revealed his childhood passion for both LEGO sets and Star Wars.
In a recent Instagram post, Hamilton stated that, ‘LEGO was my fav thing as a kid apart from racing! Haven’t touched it since I was young and I finally got myself this bad boy. Since I’m a Star Wars fan – this is a dream.’
The LEGO set in question is shown to be 75192 Millennium Falcon, with the £699.99 set mere pocket money for one of the highest-paid professional sports personalities in the world. Hamilton should have plenty of time to construct his dream set, with the latest Formula 1 season set to continue when the Azerbaijan Grand Prix starts on June 12.
Racing fans on a slightly tighter budget can pick up 76909 Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Mercedes-AMG Project One for £34.99 / $29.99 / €39.99, whilst those with a bit more cash to splash could always purchase the recently-released 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 for £349.99 / €399.99 / $399.99.