Ford and LEGO Speed Champions Unveil LEGO Mustang And F-150 Raptor
The Ford Mustang has been the subject of countless toy lines ranging from miniature versions to scale models. But, in its 50-plus year history, it has never been rendered in Lego bricks. Seems like it’s long overdue, right? Well, fans of both the Mustang and Lego are in for a treat because the two companies are finally collaborating to bring the Ford Mustang into the fun world of Lego.
The Mustang kit will have a total of 185 bricks, all of which are meant to piece together the actual Mustang car, a lap time sign, and a mechanic mini figure. The suggested retail price for the set is $14.99. In addition to the Mustang, a 664-piece Ford F-150 Raptor kit is also being developed. This one comes with the F-150 Raptor model, a car-hauler trailer, a hot rod, a mechanic’s station, a drag-strip Christmas tree, an engine stand, and a mini figure. Not surprisingly, the bigger F-150 Raptor kit comes with a higher sticker price at $49.99.
The two Ford kits will be the latest additions to Lego’s Speed Champions line, joining the trio of hypercars - Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder - that are already part of the family. Ferrari and McLaren, in particular, also have Formula One-themed kits in the form of the F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck and the McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop kits.
There’s no timetable set on when the Mustang and F-150 Raptor kits will hit stores. Rest assured, as a Lego aficionado myself, I’ll be one of the first in line to buy both kits when they become available.
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Why it matters
If you’re wondering if I collect Legos, the answer is a resounding yes, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I’ve been collecting Legos for a better part of my adult life and you can be sure that this Lego Mustang and F-150 Raptor will be added to my collection of Lego Speed Champions.
For those who aren’t fans of Legos, this is the time that I tell you that Legos can be considered as smart investments. In fact, a recent Telegraph story revealed that Legos have become better investments than gold and the stock market since the turn of the millennium. That’s not a tall tale of some sort. That’s true, especially for licensed sets like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and even the Simpsons. More importantly, even sets like Speed Champions can appreciate in value in the long run. The key is to buy these sets and keep them in pristine condition so that the set doesn’t lose its value. Take for example the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon that was released back in 2007. When it first hit shelves, it had a price of about $400. Today, it’s worth close to $4,000. Even car-based Legos like the Volkswagen Beetle and the Mini Cooper have seen their prices soar in recent years.
To be fair, I don’t know whether the Mustang and the F-150 Raptor Legos will reach the price of the Millennium Falcon. I doubt both will since they’re small in size, but I do think that the Mustang will generate a lot of interest from collectors once its retired in the future. Why do I think so? Because it’s the Ford Mustang, one of the most iconic cars in history.
If you’re like me, get two sets so you can build one and keep one stored for a rainy day. Even out-of-box Legos can fetch a pretty penny or two if the set is retired. That way, you can enjoy building your Mustang and have one for safe keeping as your investment.
Read our full review on Ford Mustang here.
Read our full review on the Ford F-150 Raptor here.