Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic cars in the Fast and Furious franchise, and is now available as a Lego set. The model is a part of Lego’s Technic line, which means that it won’t just look cool; it will also include some moving parts. The car comes decked out with a replica V8 engine and a bottle of NOS (nitrous oxide) in the back — which is important if your goal is to try to race a model train to really set up the mood of the first film.
The approximately 1,100-piece Technic-line kit can be posed both on four wheels and in a wheelie stance thanks to a flip-down prop stand (which itself looks a bit like a misplaced wheelie bar). The kit includes details such as a trunk-mounted dual-bottle nitrous kit, a detailed roll cage, and other nods to the long-running movie car.
Pop open the hood, and you’ll find a plastic brick version of the car’s 900-hp Hemi V-8 engine complete with working pistons. A double wishbone suspension underpins the Charger R/T and in the trunk a set of nitrous canisters add a little extra boost when needed. There’s even a wheelie bar hanging off the rear end so the Charger can be displayed in a nearly upright position after it’s built.
The kit starts deliveries on April 27. That’s about when “F9” was originally due to premiere but the film’s release has been delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. To purchase the kit for $99, visit www.lego.com