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Lego unveils new Dodge Charger from Fast & Furious films

Release of latest Fast & Furious film may be delayed, but 1,077-piece Lego version of Dom’s Dodge Charger goes ahead

The latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise may have been pushed back until 2021 by the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn’t stopped Lego from unveiling a 1,077-piece Technic version of main character Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger. And with much of the world on enforced lockdown, the kit could prove the perfect antidote to homebound boredom.

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The Charger featured in the first 2001 Fast & Furious movie, has put in various appearances in subsequent sequels, and is set to return in the forthcoming film. Just like the real car, the Lego Technic version comes with a V8 engine, complete with moving pistons and cylinders.

Double wishbone suspension, nitro bottles mounted in the boot, a wheelie bar and cockpit fire extinguisher all feature, as does a stand that allows the model to recreate the wheelies performed by the film car.

The car on which it’s based is the powerful R/T version of the second-generation Charger, built from 1968 to 1971. The stock R/T (short for road and track) Charger came with a 7.2-litre 440 Magnum engine, with a more powerful 7.0-litre Hemi engine optional. Modifications to the Fast & Furious version of the Charger include a vast supercharger, recreated in the Lego kit.

The 1:13-scale model is aimed at builders aged 10 and above, and is available to pre-order today, with global sales opening on 27 April. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but similarly complex Technic sets retail for around £140.

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