Following the reveal of the McLaren 720S, the LEGO Group has announced that a brick built version of the new vehicle will be part of the LEGO Speed Champions line-up in June. Developed alongside the real car, the new set will be added to the line of iconic race cars.
After an initial reveal on the LEGO Group’s Facebook page, Drive Tribe shared images of the new set (as discovered by The Brick Fan). The article reveals a little about Craig Callum, Head of Design on Speed Champions.
He began working with McLaren quite some months before the 720S was even being teased to the public but admitted that the new Super Series car was quite a tricky one to recreate in small plastic bricks. Nonetheless, the distinctive socket headlights and the very airy cockpit are clear to see in the final model. The stickers also help distinguish the clever twin skin doors and I love the fact there is a rear diffuser under the car.
The set will also come with a small McLaren designer and his office, something that Callum is clearly particularly pleased about. The detail of the desk, from the Anglepoise lamp to the model car, are beautifully done. I promised that I would point out that I added the hair to this particular figure (I resisted drawing on sideburns too), so it might change for the final set…
The rest of the Speed Champions 2017 range is available now.