Lego creates mini version of iconic Caterham 620R

Lego creates mini version of iconic Caterham 620R
One of Britain’s most iconic motor manufacturers has joined forces with a leading toy company to show that building a kit car can be as simple as child’s play.

Lego has created a miniature version of the Caterham 620R that can be built out of 770 pieces, including plastic bricks in the manufacturer’s signature yellow.

Standing at around 10cm tall and 28cm long, the model car features a removable nose cone, a steering wheel and functioning axle stands that allow the wheels to be removed.

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It is sure to be welcomed by fans of the Caterham marque, as the £49,995 620R is one of the only machines that the firm builds itself in its factories.

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Many of its other vehicles can be assembled by drivers themselves, taking anywhere between 80 and 100 hours of hard work, according to the manufacturer.

But the Lego 620R, available from October with a price of £69, promises to be ready in a fraction of the time – and the cash.

Caterham fan Carl Greatrix initially made the suggestion for the mini 620R on the Lego Ideas website, on which anyone can make proposals for new Lego sets.

After earning the 10,000 votes needed before an idea can go into production, Lego started work on making the kit.

Caterham claims the finished product is capable of reaching “a heart-racing top speed of 6mph”.

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David Ridley, from the manufacturer, said: “Caterham has always prided itself on producing bespoke, hand-built cars for its customers. Our army of fans who build their own Caterham Sevens are equally discerning when it comes to the detail and craftsmanship which is central to Caterham, and we worked closely with the Lego team to ensure the Lego model replicated that.

“The Lego 620R has various unique features – the intricately-designed engine was certainly a surprise when we lifted the bonnet for the first time. It’s really satisfying to know that fans can recreate and build their own 620R with Lego bricks.”

According to Caterham, the real 620R can hit 0-60 in an astonishing 2.79 seconds, with a top speed of 155mph.

And while the Lego version may be slow by comparison, it’s nevertheless sure to fly off the shelves at a fair pace.

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