One of the most iconic kit cars currently in the market is set to be immortalised as a different kind of build-your-own project altogether.
LEGO has unveiled a brand new set which allows car fans the chance to build their very own mini version of the Caterham Seven after the concept was submitted to the LEGO Ideas website.
Budding builders can submit their ideas for new sets to the site, and if the sets get significant support from fans, they’re then submitted to LEGO which selects the best ideas to get made.
Created by LEGO builder Carl Greatrix, the Caterham concept was submitted to the website last May and gained a total of 10,000 votes before getting passed on to the LEGO Ideas team.
Mike McCoy, from LEGO, said: “Carl is known in the LEGO community for his photo-realistic models of cars, trains and aircraft. He’s perfectly captured the classic British sports car in LEGO bricks and now you’ll be able to own one too.”
The Caterham set is still under development and LEGO states that the exact details, including pricing and colour options have yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to be on sale in the UK later this year.
David Ridley, Caterham’s chief commercial officer, said: “The LEGO Company is one of the most iconic toy brands in the world so to have our car recreated in the legendary bricks is an enormous honour.
“The great thing about LEGO toys is that they are timeless – it certainly isn’t just children who love it; we have a few of our team members who are avid fans despite being well into their 40s.”
LEGO has in the past released a variety of exclusive and highly-detailed models of cars, including the Ferrari F40 and the Volkswagen T1 Camper, plus a Mini Cooper and even the Ghostbusters’ ECTO-1.
Unlike the real-life version of the Caterham Seven, there’s no option to buy the car in a fully pre-built state, but then where the hell’s the fun in that anyway?