I attended the LEGO Ford announcement at NAIAS as a guest of the Ford Motor Co.; however, all opinions are my own. #FORDNAIAS
With all of the surprises and new debuts announced during the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, it was perhaps the first look at the new LEGO Ford Mustang and F-150 Raptor kits that got captured the hearts of both collectors and kids at heart.
Introduced by Craig Callum, LEGO Lead Designer and Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President of the Americas, the sets are sure to be scooped up by collectors as soon as they hit the shelves.
LEGO Ford Mustang Set
While the 50+-year-old Ford Mustang has been available in plenty of model and toy kits in the past, this is the first time LEGO® and Ford have worked together to create a playset that features their popular muscle car. The new LEGO kit includes a mini figure mechanic, a lap-time sign, and the blue and white LEGO version of the car. The 185-piece Ford Mustang LEGO set will have a retail price of $14.99.
LEGO Ford F-150 Raptor Set
The LEGO Ford F-150 Raptor set will include a car-hauler trailer with a Model A hot rod car, a mechanic’s station, a drag strip Christmas tree, an engine stand, and a mechanic minifig with a wrench. The 664 piece Ford F-150 Raptor LEGO set will retail for $49.99.
LEGO Speed Champions Sets
These two new Ford LEGO sets will be available on March 1, 2016, at LEGO and Toys ‘R Us stores nationwide. They join the popular LEGO Speed Champions sets for kids ages 7 – 14. Previous releases have featured the LaFerrari, 458 Italia GT2, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. There are also three sets that come complete with accessories including the McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop (a fully equipped convertible garage and pit stop and a MP4-29 race car), the Porsche 911 GT Finish Line (starting lights, finish line, 2 cars, mini figures, and more), and theF14 T and Scuderia Ferrari Truck.