Caterham’s ultimate track model, the supercharged 620R, has been turned into an official Lego kit following a campaign on Lego Ideas.
Sussex-based sportscar manufacturer Caterham has teamed up with Danish toy maker Lego, to offer a 770-piece model kit of the hardcore 620R track car.
Originally submitted by Carl Greatrix to the Lego Ideas platform – a website that allows fans to submit proposals for new model kits – the Caterham quickly received the 10,000 votes needed to get it into production.
As you would expect, the kit is well detailed. Underneath the removable engine cover, you can see that 311bhp 2.0-litre Ford Duratec in all of its glory, while there’s also a removable nose cone. Feel the need to remove the wheels? The kit includes a set of four axle stands! When completed, it measures in at 10cm tall and 28cm long.
Just like the real Caterham, the Lego version can be built in your garage (or living room), and will be on sale from 1 October priced at £69. The kit joins an increasing number of officially licensed model car kits, including the iconic Ferrari F40 and the extremely complicated-looking Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Caterham Chief Commercial Officer, David Ridley, said: ‘Caterham has always prided itself on producing bespoke, hand-built cars for its customers. Our army of fans who build their own Caterham Sevens are equally discerning when it comes to the detail and craftsmanship which is central to Caterham, and we worked closely with the LEGO team to ensure the LEGO model replicated that.’