LEGO Star Wars Special Edition 20th Anniversary Sets Arrive

LEGO Star Wars Special Edition 20th Anniversary Sets Arrive:

During this week’s Star Wars Celebration, LEGO is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars line. Stars Wars was LEGO’s first ever licensed property that was released the same year as Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. On top of historical photos of classic LEGO Star Wars merchandise below, LEGO has released five special edition LEGO Star Wars sets commemorating the anniversary!

LEGO Star Wars returns to A New Hope with 1,700-piece 75244 Tantive IV [News] | The Brothers Brick | The Brothers Brick

LEGO Star Wars returns to A New Hope with 1,700-piece 75244 Tantive IV [News] | The Brothers Brick | The Brothers Brick:

LEGO has revealed 75244 Tantive IV, the Rebel corvette featured in the opening shot of Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first Star Wars film ever released. The set comes with 1,768 pieces and six minifigures including Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, a Rebel Fleet Trooper, C-3PO and R2-D2

LEGO Minifigure Display at Star Wars Celebration Chicago Earns Guinness World Record – The Brick Show

LEGO Minifigure Display at Star Wars Celebration Chicago Earns Guinness World Record – The Brick Show:

As the 2019 LEGO Star Wars Celebration carries on in Chicago this week, LEGO is doing its part to establish itself as being an integral part of the overall franchise. It’s promoting its anniversary-edition LEGO sets, its spinoff animated series and so on. Now, they’ve achieved a notable triumph by having their LEGO Star Wars display win a Guinness World Record.

Pukka Porsche

Pukka Porsche:

Lego Porsche 911

Is it us or is Porsche’s original 911 becoming increasingly pretty the older it gets? Now looking wonderfully simple, the original Porsche 911 was launched in the early 1960s with an air-cooled 2-litre flat-6 making around 130bhp. By the 1980s 911s were producing almost three times as much power, and they were almost all crap, making the 1960s original the perfect example of ‘less is more’.

Lego Porsche 911

The beautiful 1960s 911 pictured here comes from Flickr’s klingen_guru and it captures the original car brilliantly. Opening doors, front trunk and engine cover reveal wonderfully detailed internals to match the accurate exterior and you can see all the photos at klingen’s photostream. Click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Porsche 911

(Via THE LEGO CAR BLOG)

Life-Size LEGO McLaren 720S at Goodwood:

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren are on a bit of roll at the moment. Since their return to the road car market as a stand-alone manufacturer their growth has been nothing short of exceptional, first creating credible rivals to the established supercar manufacturers and now, with their new 720S, arguably surpassing them.

Powered by the firm’s well-proven twin turbocharged V8 engine, the all-carbon 720S has taken supercar performance into hypercar territory, with a 0-124mph time of less than 8 seconds. The competition amongst the world’s supercar builders is going to get very tasty…

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren launched the 720S at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend, and in doing so gave visitors the chance to build their very own car. Well, sort of…

Constructed from almost 280,000 LEGO bricks, this life-size replica of the McLaren 720S is the work of certified LEGO Professionals Bright Bricks. Besides being constructed around a metal frame and resting upon real wheels, this incredible 1:1 scale supercar is entirely built from LEGO pieces, and visitors to the Festival of Speed could help to gradually complete the car by adding the final layer of orange bricks to the bodywork.

When complete the finished model actually weighs more than the real car (that’s why the actual 720S is constructed from carbon fibre), and it’s due to go on tour as part of the McLaren 720S launch programme, so you may well get to see it if you’re planning to visit a motoring event this year.

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

Until then you can feast your eyes on these pictures of the part-finished 1:1 scale McLaren 720S from the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, including a slightly clickbaity attractive girl (top) and a Goodwood’s own slightly less clickbaity Lord March (centre), plus you can read a review of LEGO’s slightly smaller – but just as orange – McLaren P1 Speed Champions set (courtesy of two of our readers) by clicking here.

(Via THE LEGO CAR BLOG)