LEGO launches first 'Fast and Furious' set inspired by Dom Toretto's Dodge Charger

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Fast & Furious fans still disappointed by the delay of Fast 9 to 2021 will take some solace from the news that toymaker LEGO has revealed its first ever set based on the Fast movie franchise.

The 1:13 scale LEGO Technic 1970 Dodge Charger is inspired by the favoured ride of Vin Diesel’s street racing character Dom Toretto, and is made up of 1,077 pieces.

The set is available to pre-order from 30 March from LEGO.com and to buy globally from 27 April, 2020.

As with other vehicles in the Technic range, Dom’s Dodge Charger is meticulously detailed and you can even lift the bonnet to reveal the muscle car’s iconic V8 engine.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T used on screen by Vin Diesel as the signature car of his character Dominic Toretto in the Fast and The Furious (2001) seen on Day 1 of the MCM London Comic Con at The ExCel on May 25, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images)
A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T used by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto in the Fast and The Furious (2001) at MCM London Comic Con, 2018. Ollie Millington/Getty Images)

As the press release explains: “Fans can feel like they’re in the garage with Dom fixing up his latest project as they build moving pistons, double wishbone suspension, a wheelie bar to show off the car’s best moves and (of course) put the nitro bottles in the trunk. If things get too hot, there’s a fire extinguisher in the cockpit too.”

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Samuel Tacchi, designer of LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger, said: "The high-octane action of the Fast & Furious franchise has captured the hearts and imaginations of petrol-heads the world over. We want to inspire people of all ages to explore their creativity through building whatever their passion is, and we know fans of LEGO® Technic™ and the blockbuster franchise love cool cars and adrenaline-fuelled fun.

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“Brought together by that same passion, we worked really closely with the Universal team to bring Dom’s Dodge Charger to life in the most minute detail to inspire Fast & Furious fans and LEGO® Technic™ builders around the world.”

Dom Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T appeared in The Fast and The Furious, the 2001 film that kicked off the franchise. It returned in 2009’s Fast & Furious (the fourth film), in 2011’s Fast Five, and in 2015’s Fast and Furious 7.

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The 1:13 scale LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger is designed for builders aged 10+, and its RRP is £89.99.

The release of Fast & Furious 9 was delayed to April 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The film was due to be released globally on 22 May, and will now be released on 2 April next year.