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Here’s your original Mini in Lego style

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Here’s your original Mini in Lego style

The original Mini – penned by Sir Alec Issigonis and released by the British Motor Corporation in 1959 – is now available as a collectible 1,077-part LEGO set.

The LEGO Group is expanding its Creator Expert product series to include the classic icon of British motoring of the 1960s, with the replica aimed at delivering authentic building fun (for those patient enough) to fans of the original Mini. The Lego recreation is not actually true to the 1959 model, being based on the Mini Cooper made between August 1997 and July 1998 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic Mini.

If you manage to piece together all 1077 parts, you will marvel at a car that keeps the original’s proportions – the replica is 25 centimeters long, 14 centimeters wide and 11 centimeters tall. The doors, bonnet and tailgate of the Mini Cooper can be opened, allowing you to catch a glimpse of the transversely mounted 4-cylinder engine, while the steering wheel, gear lever, handbrake handle, backrests and headrests can be moved. If that’s still not enough, in the trunk you have a fully packed picnic basket – the checked blanket is not missing either.

The exterior paint is in the usual British Racing Green color scheme, with the roof, exterior mirror caps and bonnet stripes painted white. The beige seats also have a checkered pattern, while on the hexagonal radiator grille we have the usual rally set of additional headlamps.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - filed under Mini, News, Other, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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