Even Lego celebrates the Corvette’s birthday
Lego’s latest classic-car model is … the 1982 Plymouth Reliant station wagon!
Just kidding. The kit is a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible wearing the obligatory red and white. (We still await the Reliant station wagon, although anything I build will look like a Plymouth K-Car anyway.) The arrival of the set coincides with the 70th birthday of America’s sports car, the first example of which emerged from a Michigan factory on June 30, 1953.
Lego’s Corvette comes with an opening hood and trunk, a detailed engine bay (with spinning radiator fan!), and working tie-rod steering. You can remove the roof for access to the detailed interior, which includes brake, clutch, and gas pedals, plus gear shifter, radio, and rearview mirror.
Specifically geared for adult builders, the Corvette measures over 4 inches high, 12.5 inches long, and 5.5 inches wide. It comes with digital building instructions. The 1210 parts, Lego says, “are manufactured from high-quality materials. They’re consistent, compatible, and connect and pull apart easily every time: it’s been that way since 1958.”
The kit will be available August 1 at a price of $149.95.