Ford and LEGO® have teamed up to bring a vintage 1968 Mustang Fastback race car to the toymaker’s LEGO Speed Champions collection.
The 1968 Ford Mustang set comes with 183 pieces and is about 6 inches long once built. The kit includes a mini-figure driver in a classic racing suit and helmet, a cockpit for the mini-figure with a removable windshield, green bodywork with authentic design elements, rubber tires and gold rims, race-graphics stickers, gold-stripe decals and a timing board with Ford stickers.
“The new Ford Mustang LEGO Speed Champions set gives parents and children the chance to share their passions—generations of fans have grown up building LEGO sets and spending time together behind the wheel,” said LEGO Speed Champions marketing manager Myra Lind. “This partnership of iconic brands allows kids of all ages to enjoy the latest products from two great companies.”
The ’68 Ford Mustang Fastback is best-known as the car that actor Steve McQueen drove in the 1968 action movie “Bullitt.” One of the film’s most famous sequences is a wild, high-speed pursuit through the San Francisco metro area. It features the 1968 Mustang and is considered one of the greatest car-chase scenes in movie history.
Ford designers and licensing team members collaborated with LEGO to create the 1968 Mustang kit, which went on sale March 1 and costs $14.99.
“We worked closely with LEGO to design a vintage Mustang, personalizing the fastback with stripes and decals that hearken back to Ford’s racing heritage,” said Ford licensing manager Matt Monroe. “This 1968 Mustang fastback race car is a special product that adds even more excitement to Ford’s LEGO Speed Champions lineup.”
The LEGO Speed Champions collection was launched in 2015 and includes a variety of classic race car kits, from Ferraris to Porsches to McLarens. Other Ford vehicles in the Speed Champions lineup include a 2015 Mustang, a new GT race car, a historic GT40, an F-150 Raptor off-road truck, a Fiesta WRC rally car and a classic Ford hot rod.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.