Even though Lego and Ferrari first teamed up more than 15 years ago, their latest project, a miniature version of the 488 GTE, is the first Technic model made by the two companies.
Aimed at enthusiasts aged 18+, it is 48 cm (19 in) long, was made using 1,677 bricks and lives up to the expectations by looking like something you can proudly place on your desk.
It replicates the design of the Italian endurance racer, boasting its bespoke livery on top of the red body. Since it’s a Lego Technic model, it also features the bells and whistles expected from such a build, including the moving pistons inside the V8 engine and the front and rear suspension.
“When I was a kid, I played quite often with Lego bricks, so when I saw this reproduction of the Ferrari 488 GTE, I was really impressed, especially considering some of the features they managed to replicate”, said the Ferrari Competizioni GT official driver Alessandro Pier Guidi. “I have to say that to see a Lego Technic model of a car that I raced and carried my name on, has made me very proud.”
If you intended on buying it as a Christmas gift, that will unfortunately not be possible as it will only become available come January 2021. The miniature 488 GTE will sell on the Danish company’s official website, in its stores and at other retailers globally. U.S. pricing is set at $169.99, while in Europe and in the United Kingdom it will cost €179.99 and £169.99 respectively.