Britain’s greatest spy and his trusty ride are now part of the growing Lego family

Lego’s fascination in the world of automobiles is manifesting itself once again in the form of James Bond’s very own Aston Martin DB5. One of the most iconic movie cars of all time is set to become the next car to get the full-on brick treatment, complete with a mini figure of no less than 007 himself. The kit is currently available for pre-order at the Lego store in Budapest, Hungary where it is expected to be released on August 1, a full week ahead of its global release on August 8.

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Posted by Aston Martin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It would seem like exciting times for Lego and James Bond fans, right? It is if we’re being honest. We’ve heard from a lot of people who have been waiting a long time to see Lego get the license to the James Bond property so it can start making Lego versions of some of the most iconic personalities in the long-standing movie franchise.

Yes, I called the Aston Martin DB5 a personality because, in a lot of ways, it has become bigger than a lot of the characters in the movie outside of Bond himself. The DB5 has ascended to a high position in the annals of Bond lore. That’s why when Lego’s Creator Expert line was thinking of a new project, it zeroed in on the Aston Martin DB5 and got to work on creating a Lego version of the legendary car.

Granted, we don’t know much about the kit yet because Lego has yet to release any official photos of it. We don’t even know what scale it’s going to come in or if it’s going to get James Bond’s usual menu of gadgets. Wouldn’t it be cool if the Lego DB5 had revolving license plates? Maybe a front-mounted machine gun or a rear-mounted bullet-proof seat? I’m not even opposed to seeing the kit with an ejector seat.

The good news is that the kit itself goes on sale in month’s time.

But alas, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a few more days, maybe even weeks, before we can see the kit. The good news is that the kit itself goes on sale in month’s time. That’s not too long of a wait, especially if you’re still trying to finish building your Volkswagen Transporter or Ferraro F40 kits. It’s unclear when the DB5 kit is going to be available in the U.S., but at least we know that it’s probably going to retail at around $200, maybe even a little less considering that the kit costs 49,999 Hungarian Forint, which converts to around $178 based on current exchange rates.

In the event that you made it this far but have no interest in buying the kit, you can take comfort knowing that the actual Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye is going to be put up for auction by Bonhams on July 13. It’s not going to be as affordable as the Lego version — estimates are at $2 million, in case you needed to know — but it is something that you can actually drive.

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