We Really Want This Lego Fast and Furious Supra, So Please Help Make It Happen
All the orange bricks are genuine registered Lego bricksby Michael Fira, on
Next year, the first installment of the Fast & Furious saga will celebrate its 20th birthday and you can begin the celebrations right now by helping to bring a Lego version of Brian O’Conner’s 1994 Toyota Supra Mk. IV into production. Better yet, you don’t have just 10 seconds to act, there are still over 400 days left for this product idea to make it to the desks of Lego’s decision-makers and, with a bit of luck, become a licensed set.
We know you want this Ferrari-beating Supra in your living room
OK, so this isn’t a full-size, running and driving 1993 Toyota Supra turbo with the emblematic T-Top but think of it this way: the Lego version will make you feel better about your brick assembling skills, it’ll take way less space, won’t cost you a penny to maintain, and the initial purchase price would be at least 100 times less than what you’d have to pay for the real deal. And you don’t have to worry about some philistine scratching it at a car meet.
We think the previous paragraph should just about seal the deal for what is a wildly detailed rendition of arguably the most famous car to come out of The Fast And The Furious.
The creator of this orange beast, M. Davanchi, has been around the block as evidenced by the fact that he didn't cut any corners when building the Supra as all the orange bricks seen here are genuine registered Lego bricks.
All the details are spot on - or as close as they can ever be on a Lego model - including the APR wing, Bomex body kit, and even Troy Lee’s emblematic ’galactic warrior’ decals are represented along the sides. Really, the only thing that is a bit off is the rims which don’t quite resemble the film car’s five-spoke Dazz rims but we’re sure that’s because Davanchi couldn’t find anything else that would fit.
The cool part is that this Lego Supra features opening doors and hood so you can take a peek at that thunderous 3.1-liter 2JZ-GTE inline-six engine equipped with a Lego variant of the Turbonetics T-66 ball-bearing turbo & Delta II wastegate and the builder is even considering to fit the model with a full-length exhaust system. With no windows, you can easily notice the hefty NOS bottles that help Brian keep up with Dom’s Charger in that legendary drag race at the end of the film.
The whole model measures just 9.6 inches in length making it almost 19 times smaller than the real deal.
The Lego Ideas page you can check out via the link above has already amassed some 500 supporters but it still needs another 500 for Lego to notice it and for it to have any chance to be produced. Granted, Davanchi did say that "a full parts list and LDD instruction file is available on my Rebrickable site" so you could still have your very own F&F Supra Mk. IV even if Lego doesn’t make it a mass-market reality.
The real car was a ’93 Supra fitted with the twin-turbo 2JZ from the factory, the unit sending all of the oomph to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It was owned by F&F technical advisor Craig Lieberman who actually lent it to the Universal production team during filming for it to act as the ’hero car’.
As strange as that may sound, it all happened after Lieberman gave Rob Cohen a ride in the car and he was astonished at the way the car simply exploded forward when the boost came on. Cohen would end up directing The Fast And The Furious and, after getting a glimpse at just how brutal Lieberman’s 650 horsepower Supra was, he wanted it in the film.
The car’s original yellow paint job was changed as was the original body kit and interior (to match the new orange tint). After all the work was done, a series of stunt cars were purchased and modified to broadly match the appearance of Lieberman’s hero car.
Three stunt cars were used and then there was also a buck car and a car that was hacked and sawed to be used for closeup rig shots.
|Type||Naturally Aspirated I-6||Twin-Turbocharged I-6|
|Output||220 HP @ 5,800 RPM||320 HP @ 5,600 RPM|
|Torque||210 LB-FT @ 4,800 RPM||315 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM|
|0–60 mph||6.8 Seconds||4.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||-||155 MPH (electronically limited)|
Now, while the stunt cars didn’t match the technical specs of the hero car, because they didn’t need to, one of the surviving examples that was actually used during filming popped up for sale at a Mecum Auctions event in Indianapolis in 2015 and was poised to go for as much as $200,000.
That’s a lot of money when you consider that, back in the very late ’90s, Lieberman paid under $25,000 for the future hero car. That’s why you should support this initiative - because even the half-real deal would cost as much as a villa.
|2020 GR Supra 3.0||2021 GR Supra 3.0|
|Engine||3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with twin-scroll single turbo||3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with twin-scroll single turbo|
|Horsepower||335 HP @ 5,000 - 6,500 RPM||383 HP @ 5,800 - 6,500 RPM|
|Torque||365 LB-FT @ 1,600 - 4,500 RPM||368 LB-FT @ 1,800 - 5,000 RPM|
|Transmission||ZF 8-speed automatic||ZF 8-speed automatic|
|Weight||3,396 lbs||3,400 lbs|
|0 - 60 mph||4.1 seconds||3.9 seconds|
Source: Lego Ideas (Support it Here)