Ford's beefy F-150 Raptor gets turned into a Lego model
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Ford’s Raptor ute is on the way to toy stores as a Lego kit, joining legendary cars such as the Porsche 911, Ferrari F40 and Land Rover Defender on shelves.
Based on the American F-150 pick-up as opposed to the locally developed Ranger, the kit is nevertheless likely to be a winner.
Ford’s Ranger was the most popular car in New Zealand last month, and the flagship Raptor version remains a favourite among four-wheel-drive enthusiasts.
The new kit sits in the middle of Lego’s Technic range with 1379 pieces. It has a replica V6 engine and independent suspension for all four wheels.
Those features could be part of a next-generation Ranger Raptor expected to replace the current model’s four-cylinder diesel engine with a more powerful motor.
Black body elements and bold graphics – just like the Ranger Raptor – complete the look.
Measuring about 40 centimetres long, the Lego Raptor is a little easier to park than the real deal.
Set to go on sale in October, the kit costs $100 in the US, suggesting it might be available for $150 or so when it arrives in New Zealand.