December 21, 2016 @ 06:37 PM

Let’s go build Lego Ford Le Mans racers

Lego Speed Champions let's you assemble your own Ford GT40 and GT race cars from Le Mans

50 years after its memorable Le Mans victory in 1966 with the GT40, Ford repeated the feat once again in the legendary car’s successor; the GT, and Lego will be adding both the victorious machines to Speed Champions stable to inspire the young ones towards a path of racing.

Ford’s win at Le Mans this year marked a perfect 50 year anniversary to the time the Blue Oval pulled a 1-2-3 clean sweep from under Ferrari’s nose in 1966. The #2 GT40 Mark II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon took first place in 1966.

Replicating the feat in 2016 was Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller who drove the #68 GT across the finish line to win the GTE-Pro.

Working closely with Ford’s design and licensing team, Lego was able to recreate all the details of 1966 winning car and the new Ford GT race car.

Each set will include both cars as well as racing driver minifigures, a chequered flag and even a trophy to make it easy to recreate those history-making victories. The Lego Speed Champions set puts children in the driver seat, as they assemble some of the most famous cars ever produced, with authentic designs and exciting accessories to spur the imagination.

“This was a dream project with a lot of pressure. The Ford GT40 is one of the most iconic race cars of all time and the new Ford GT is just incredible. Designed for children but with grown-up fans in mind too, we know these models will be closely scrutinized for authenticity,” said Craig Callum, head of design for the Lego Speed Champions set who also happens to race a Ford Model A hotrod in his spare time.

You can place your orders for the 2016 Ford GT and 1966 Ford GT40 set on the Lego.com/shop website beginning March 1, 2017. A Ford Mustang set is already on sale now alongside a Ford F 150 Raptor with a trailer and Ford Model A hotrod.

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