While this is not the first time Lego has worked with the the Italian carmaker – in fact the two companies have had a 15-year-long partnership to date, the Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be the first Ferrari model to be made into Lego Technic form.
For the less nerdy crowd, Lego Technic means working mechanical parts, in hand-pieced brick form of course. In this instance, the Lego Ferrari 488 GTE features working front and rear suspension, a V8 engine with moving pistons, as well as a steering wheel – complete with the Prancing Horse logo – that actually turns the wheels.
Of course, it wouldn’t be called a replica if it doesn’t at least somewhat look like the actual car. Measuring 48 cm long, the 488 GTE Lego Technic kit will also come with the original race number (#51) and sponsor stickers as seen on the actual AF Corse race car piloted by James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, as well as an “authentic” Tricolore paintjob for the full Italian race car effect.
The Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is built from 1,677 individual Lego Technic pieces, good for hours of fun even for a man-child like yours truly. Yes, it doesn’t quite match up to some of the top-of-the-line Lego Technic models such as the Lamborghini Sian FKP 37, but at least the price reflects that.
The Lego Technics Ferrari 488 GTE is priced at RM799.90, and will be available at all Lego Certified Stores, the official Lazada and Shopee stores, Legoland, and major retailers and department stores across Malaysia starting January 4.