The Fast & Furious franchise has spawned eight movies a Hobbs & Shaw spin off, and even an all-female cast version coming down the pipeline. Since its inception in 2001, the films have established a massive following. We even have a 9th installment coming, but unfortunately it was delayed until April 2021. Need something to fill your F&F fix in the meantime? Especially since you’re likely home under orders from the government? The newly announced Lego kit of the 1970 Dodge Charger muscle car driven by Dominic Toretto could be just what you need.
Dom’s Dodge Charger is the newest product in the Lego Technic line. For those unfamiliar, Lego Technic models are far more complex than your typical Lego set. They are extremely detailed and take a little more focus than the ones your kids play with. Dom’s Charger is no exception.
The $99 model features 1077 pieces, for starters. The hood opens, revealing moving pistons and double wishbone suspension. But that would be any 1970 Dodge Charger. This is Dom’s Charger, so it has nitrous bottles in the trunk and a wheelie bar to display the car in its signature position. The model measures 15” long, 6” wide and 4” high. The model doesn’t use any batteries, either.
It’s smart thinking on Lego, and the F&F franchise, to release the model now, which is currently available for pre-order, and will ship April 27th. With the delay of the film, the franchise will want people to stay interested in the saga, so a new Lego model serves that purpose. For Lego, they can cash in on disappointed fans that don’t want to wait another year for the movie. Plus, the trailer shows a few Dodge Chargers coming back for more action.
There is definitely a classic Charger in the film, as it appears in the trailer briefly. It may not be Dom’s Charger as represented in the Lego Technic set, though. We previously reported the iconic car will go mid-engined for the 9th movie. Next, is a modern Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody that sails across a cliff with a grappling hook in a very impressive (if implausible) stunt. While we will have to wait for the movie, you can build a Lego Dom’s Charger in the meantime.