LEGO Technic has been the staple of any kid that has, well, grown past their childhood and want to try building something more challenging and life-like with the iconic bricks. Of all the years of the advanced LEGO series, one has wondered when it will do a Fast & Furious collaboration.
Well, it looks like that time is now. Recently, LEGO announced a new partnership with the beloved drag-racing movie franchise, which recently released the relatively successful spinoff movie Hobbs & Shaw, and will be releasing its ninth main film later this year.
“The Fast & Furious saga continues its blockbuster growth in fun, new ways – with video games, a new animated series and now in the construction toy segment,” said Joe Lawandus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Toys and Hardlines, Universal Brand Development. “Fans across generations will love building the Fast & Furious car of their dreams with this LEGO Technic set.”
While neither party has announced anything concrete, The Brick Fan reports that a LEGO Technic set inspired by Brian O’Conner’s 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS from the very first movie could be the first of many such collabs between LEGO and Fast & Furious.
If anything, honouring the late Paul Walker is arguably the best way to kickstart this new partnership. Also, if the rumoured LEGO sets based on the movies was also true, then fans will have a hard time trying to sort out their wallets if they all release around the same time.
In any case, the LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set will be releasing on 27 April 2020, which is just weeks before the Fast & Furious 9 premiere sometime in May 2020. LEGO will be announcing more details on the set at a later date.
And in other LEGO Technic news, it looks as though a new LEGO Technic Lamborghini set will be launched on 1 June 2020, so look out for details on that as well (via Brick Finder).
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