New 1:8 model is based on Goldfinger's iconic car and comes complete with 007's gadgets

Lego is now selling a 1:8 scale model kit of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 fom the 1964 movie Goldfinger.

The 1290-piece model comes with 007's original gadgets from the film, which stars Sean Connery as Bond and was the third instalment in the Bond film series.

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Finished in Silver Birch and featuring silver wire wheels like the actual car, the model is Lego’s take on the iconic British GT. Bond’s bespoke additions have been added, including an ejector seat, revolving numberplates and front wing-mounted machine guns.

There's also a radar tracker, hidden telephone and wheel-mounted tyre scythes.

Under the bonnet, the model has a six-cylinder engine, mimicking the 4.0-litre straight six that powered the classic two-door performance model.

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Measuring 10cm high and 34cm long, the car is described by Lego as a “challenging and rewarding build experience full of nostalgia” that can become a “perfect display piece”. It's rated at Lego's 'expert' level, meaning it's among the most difficult models to build.

The kit goes on sale today and costs £129.99. It is available exclusively in Lego stores.

Lego produces several iconic cars for its model kits. Another recent example is the Caterham Seven 620R, which Autocar 'tested'.

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18 July 2018
Doesn't really work, does it?

18 July 2018
eseaton wrote:

Doesn't really work, does it?

Indeed. A missed opportunity for a really great set.

18 July 2018

nit bad effort considering it’s Lego, not an easy thing to do. However I bet the guys at Bristol will be excited as must be inspiration for a new model based on their previous fugly designs 

18 July 2018

The kit goes on sale today and costs £129.99. It is available exclusively in Lego stores.

It'll be £300 on ebay tomorrow.

18 July 2018

hmm....nope!

18 July 2018

Whilst this does not really do the DB5 justice.   Perhaps a scale model kit of a Volvo 760 would be more successful as a Lego kit?  If not quite so collectable!

18 July 2018

The more I look at it, the worse it gets.

 

It looks like someone has had the not especially good idea of welding the nose of a Mini on to an MGB GT.

18 July 2018

Lego works best as a collection of non-specific bricks.

Here each brick must go where it is intended and leaves nothing to the imagination and creativity.

19 July 2018
abkq wrote:

Lego works best as a collection of non-specific bricks.

Here each brick must go where it is intended and leaves nothing to the imagination and creativity.

Yep. I don't see the appeal of this kit. It can only be used to build a specific car, but the result is hideously compromised because it is Lego.

bol

18 July 2018

it looks like a DB5 would if I built one out of wood in my shed on a Landrover chassis. 

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