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LEGO has revealed a Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” set for 2021

By Tim Augustin - on 25 Nov 2020, 4:55pm

LEGO has revealed a Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” set for 2021

Image: LEGO

LEGO has just revealed the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”. The vehicle has delivered multiple wins for the Prancing Horse in tough endurance races, and now it’s getting replicated in perfect detail with a LEGO model. 

For fans of the original racing icon, you’ll find many of its authentic features and trademark design elements in this LEGO model. It features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to boot. You’ll also find the original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paint job on the model. LEGO definitely pulled out all the stops here. 

Watch a teaser below:

This particular model isn’t designed for kids, however. It’s 48cm (19 inch) long and built up from 1,677 LEGO Technic pieces - making it quite a complex build all in all. LEGO recommends the set for those aged 18+ but hey, once it's complete, feel free to let your kids take it out for a spin. It also comes with a ton of stickers to apply, and that can be a pain during the building process.

Lars Krogh Jensen, LEGO Technic designer spoke about the model, saying:

Having the chance to recreate a Ferrari in LEGO Technic form is an absolute childhood dream come true. Ferrari is renowned for their truly incredible vehicles so I knew I had to push the boundaries of the LEGO Technic system to do justice to the dominating racetrack idol. This model captures the sophisticated silhouettes of the iconic car while paying homage to its engineering powers to capture the true essence of the 488 GTE. 

Image: LEGO

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari. It will also hit shelves from January 4, 2021 onwards for S$279.90. If you think this set looks cool by the way, wait until you see the Sesame Street-based one!