In a video posted to the official LEGO YouTube channel, Guidi – who won the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in a 488 GTE Evo – reflects on playing with LEGO as a kid, and shares his thoughts on 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51.
“I played as a kid with LEGO,” Guidi says. “I remember quite well one set of LEGO Technic, the engine was working when you [moved] the tyres. I spent a few afternoons of my time [assembling it], but I [enjoyed it] and I was really satisfied when I finished the model and it worked.”
If you’ve put together your own copy of the latest 18+ Technic set, you’ll probably have noticed – in and amongst the dozens of stickers over its every surface – one that reads ‘A. PIERGUIDI’, accompanied by an Italian flag. It’s a direct nod to the esteemed driver, and has seemingly left a lasting impression on him.
Check out the full video above. It’s essentially just promotional material for 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51, but it’s still cool seeing an actual Ferrari driver toying around with a LEGO version of the car. If you’re more interested in what the LEGO set has to offer, click through for our full, in-depth review.