LEGO Ideas 40448 Vintage Car may be coming in January

LEGO Ideas 40448 Vintage Car may be a gift-with-purchase through and LEGO Stores in January.

That’s according to Promobricks, which reports you’ll need to spend €85 in Europe to acquire the fan-designed model. There’s no word yet on the equivalent thresholds in the UK or US, but they usually tally – so in this case, expect to need to spend £85 / $85.

The good news is that any theme will qualify for the model, so you won’t be restricted in your LEGO shopping. And that means an £85 spend on LEGO Harry Potter sets will bag you both 40448 Vintage Car and 30628 The Monster Book of Monsters, which will also reportedly launch in January.

40448 Vintage Car is based on LEGO Ideas user Versteinert’s ‘Aedelsten deluxe’ concept, which took pole position in 2019’s LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan vote. The first low-res image of the box art appeared online a few days ago, suggesting an imminent release for the set.

There aren’t many differences between the original concept and the final model. The most obvious is probably that the chromed elements have been swapped out for light grey, but if you look closely, you’ll also notice the distinctive surfboard doors sit slightly lower on the official product.

You’ll have plenty to choose from to qualify for the car, as dozens of new sets are due to launch on January 1. There’s no word yet on when the 40448 Vintage Car promotion will end, but it’s safe to assume stock won’t last forever.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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