This LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor Kit Is A Must-Have for Raptor Fans
When you talk to a layman about Legos, he’s going to dismiss them as toys for kids. But, the company’s Technic division has made some serious strides when it comes to creating car models. It’s not just the fun kits like the Porsche 911 or the Ford GT, Lego has even created life-size, full-scale models like the McLaren 720S, the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren Senna, and most recently, the Lamborghini Sian FKP37.
The company has taken a break from supercars, it seems, and has come up with a kit for the 2021 F-150 Raptor. The 2021 F-150 Raptor Lego Technic Kit comprises of 1,379 pieces and will be up for sale in August or early October. You’ll have to shell out 100 bucks for this kit.
Lego Offers Classic 1967 Ford Mustang Kit to Fulfill Your Pony Car Dreams
We love all things automotive, especially when we can build it ourselves and display it on a shelf. And that’s why we adore Lego’s various car builder kits, the latest of which is a throwback to the Golden Age of muscle cars. Say hello to the 1967 Ford Mustang, now Lego’d!
Ford’s M-Sport Fiesta Rally Car Now Available in the LEGO Speed Champions Collection
LEGO’s Speed Champions line of brick cars is getting a new member with the introduction of the LEGO version of Ford’s M-Sport Fiesta WRC rally car, the same racer that won the 2017 World Rally Championship behind the efforts of co-drivers, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. Though not as big as the actual rally car, the LEGO version of the M-Sport Fiesta WRC is a great addition to LEGO’s Speed of Champions range. It joins a list of fellow championship race cars, including the Mercedes-AMG Formula One racer, the Ford GT racer, and the Ford GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1966.
Mustangs Heading to Scrap Get New Life as Luxury Wrist Watches
Christmas is just around the corner, so the holiday shopping craze is effectively in full swing. If you’re still looking for a gift for somebody who happens to love Ford Mustangs, these new timepieces from Rec Watches called the P-51 make for perfect gifts. It may not be a Hublot or a Panerai, but they are unique for one reason: they’re made from salvaged Ford Mustangs.
New Lego Set to Include Le Mans-winning GT40 and New GT
In 2016, Ford returned to Le Mans to celebrate 50 years since the GT40 won the 24-hour event for the first time by racing the second-generation GT. The race car won its class and became the second Ford to triumph at Circuit de la Sarthe. Now, Lego is paying homage to FoMoCo’s success at Le Mans with a two-car set that includes both the old Ford GT40 and the new Ford GT.
Both miniatures feature the same livery as the cars that won their races. For instance, the 1966 GT40 is finished in black with white stripes, gold wheels, and wears the number 2, just like the car that Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove to victory half a century ago. As for the 2016 victor, the GT sports the red, white, and blue livery of Chip Ganassi. However, unlike the GT40, the GT is presented with number 66, which finished fourth in class at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. The winning car of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, and Sebastian Bourdais used number 68.
The new LEGO Speed Champions set will also include racing driver figures for each car, a checkered flag, and even a trophy to recreate Ford’s history-making wins.
“Many people in my team grew up with the legend of Ford’s history-making 1966 victory – and experienced the excitement of building and design for the first time through LEGO bricks,” said Dave Pericak, global director at Ford Performance. “This kit is a powerful way to tell our Le Mans story, and will hopefully inspire the race drivers, engineers, and designers of the future.”
The new GT40 and GT set will be available to order on Lego’s official website starting March 1, 2017. The bundle will cost €34.99 in Europe and £29.99 in the U.K. Pricing for the U.S. market is not yet available, but we expect it to cost around $30 based on stickers for other two-car sets from the Speed Champions series. With the GT40 and GT, Lego’s Ford offerings will increase to six. A Ford Mustang set is on sale now, alongside a Ford F-150 Raptor with trailer, and Ford Model A hot rod.
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Ford unveiled the latest edition of its street-legal trophy truck on Monday, and it’s put together in a way that’ll make a full-grown adult giddy. The 2017 Raptor is the kind of off-roader that you think about when you’re bored in history class (or a staff meeting), with its big, chunky tires, towering suspension, and a turbo V-6 that can churn the roughest terra into finely ground dust.
Now, kids who happen to be in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show can stop by the blue oval booth for a chance to snag their very own collectible Raptor model. Thanks to a partnership with scale-plastic model-maker Revell, Ford is handing out the kits for free through January 25th.
This 20-piece, limited-edition toy is a surefire memory-maker for any youngster eager to see Ford’s new truck in the metal.
No word yet on how Ford will determine who gets their hands on this giveaway, so your best bet is arrive early. Use our Detroit Auto Show Preview to help plan your visit. Can’t make it to Motor City, but still want your very own model Raptor? You’ll have to wait for it to go on sale in June 2015. Better start saving that allowance money.
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That “Built Ford Tough” slogan appears to extend to anything with a Ford badge slapped on it. The folks at Power Wheels decided to put their new F-150-styled truck to the ultimate torture test by setting a real 4,120-pound F-150 down on the kids’ toy. Guess this mean no more screaming at the “big kids” for playing with little Johnny’s Christmas gift.
The video shows just how the operation went down. A tire carrier system was welded together, forming a cradle for the real F-150’s tires while the miniature truck supported the weight on its plastic body.
Amazingly the four Power Wheels F-150s held the entire weight of the Ford truck without so much as a crack. What’s more, the Power Wheels representative then took one for a joy ride – and he’s no small guy.
This just goes to show that Power Wheels must have really poured some R&D time and money into their product just as Ford did the F-150. Now I just want to go for a ride in the Power Wheels like I did as a kid.
We’ve learned everything Ford would tell us about the 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition at the New York Auto Show last month, when the iconic pony turned half a century, but what Ford failed to mention is that this special muscle car will also get a convertible version.
Unfortunately, the drop-top pony isn’t intended to hit dealerships along with other 2015 Mustangs. The 50 Year Limited Edition-based cabriolet will only be built as a one-off, with its lucky owner to be decided through a charitable raffle.
Finished in Wimbledon White and fitted with all the amenities found on the 50th Anniversary Mustang, this unique ride will be equipped with a special instrument panel badge with serial number 0001 of 0001 and signed by company Executive Chairman Bill Ford. Just like the 50 Year Limited Edition, the convertible will be built in GT guise, with the iconic 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine under the hood.
The muscle car will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who is raffling it to raise funds for its "No Opportunity Wasted" MS research initiative. The raffle tickets can be purchased in "limited numbers" through both the National MS Society and Ford, as well as on Ford4MS.com, for $20 each. The Society is hoping to raise $2 million for the unique Mustang, which shouldn’t be too hard. To achieve this goal, Ford and the National MS Society need to sell 100,000 tickets.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn during the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 16.
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How can we forget the guys from Traxxas, especially after they turned our 2011 Christmas wish list upside down with the X0-1?
But even if we didn’t - or couldn’t, considering we didn’t have $1,100 to spend on an RC - get our hands on the X0-1, Traxxas is offering something that could very well fit into our $299 price range.
It won’t hit 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds or 0-100 mph in 4.92 seconds, but the 1/16th scale Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a treat on its own. Don’t be too consumed about the size of the Boss 302 because for it size, it’s pretty darn accurate.
More than just its looks, this Mustang comes with plenty of performance credentials, including a choice between a Velineon 380 or Titan 550 motor, full time AWD, a fully-adjustable suspension, and a top speed that’s in the vicinity of 50 mph.
Traxxas has released a minute-long promo video for their latest pride and joy. Watch the video and you just might be coaxed into ordering one.
Trust us, the temptation was more than we could handle.
Did you like the Ford Fiestas designed by the American Idol contestants? Would you like to customize your vehicle in any wrap you desire? Turns out, the masterminds behind this ultra cool wrapping sensation (no, we’re not about to introduce a pseudo-rapper with a ridiculous name) are the ladies and gentlemen over at Original Wraps Inc. This international provider for vehicle personalization is about to turn the design world upside down by allowing a vehicle’s owner to personalize their ride. We are not talking about little stickers and spray paint cans here, but actual vehicle wraps that can make your car look like the wrapped up vehicles that are currently being sported across the pond. Think back to the Ferrari F430 Spyder wrapped in the cool black and white military-style wrap. Yes, we already called them and they can do it. Not just the black and white wrap, but the matte black (think Matte Black Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series) and the gold wraps as well. They can do pretty much anything your little heart desires.
Original Wraps Inc. use professional automotive grade 3M Scotchprint On-Demand vinyl laminated for protection and fade prevention. They handle all of the creative development, manufacturing, and distribution of their products and offer the program, with no upfront costs, to dealerships everywhere. Tom Stemple, CEO of Original Wraps, says he launched this type of vehicular personalization to offer drivers, auto manufacturers, car dealers, automotive retailers and wholesalers with a complete, on-demand vehicle customization program and already has partnerships with Ford and MINI USA to po wer their vehicular personalization programs.
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