By on January 12, 2016

LEGO F-150 Raptor

Ford and LEGO have teamed up to unveil new Mustang and F-150 Raptor sets, complete with everything the builder needs for a day at the racetrack.

No word if the Mustang has a double-decker flat plane crankshaft.

The Mustang set, offered for $14.99 when it’s released in March, will be sold with a driver and a lap-time board. The F-150 Raptor includes a hot-rod Model A on a trailer, mechanics, a workshop, and a drag race Christmas tree, all for $49.99.

Early reports place Ford fanboy Bark M. already in line at his local LEGO store.

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15 Comments on “NAIAS 2016: Ford and LEGO Declare Everything is Awesome!!!...”


  • avatar
    Drzhivago138

    Based on the piece count for similar sets from last year, the Mustang should be just over 150 pieces, and the Raptor/Model A set over 500.

    http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Speed-Champions

    • 0 avatar
      Felis Concolor

      The quick estimate method simply removes a 0 from the (non-odd) price for a parts count, or adds 0 to the parts count for a price; most themed LEGO kits average $0.08-0.10 per part, dropping to $0.07-0.05 per part for non-specialized kits.

      • 0 avatar
        Drzhivago138

        This is partially true; however, the price-to-parts (P2P) ratio for licensed sets (Star Wars, Marvel/DC, etc.) has increased to $0.12/piece due to inflation.

        • 0 avatar
          Felis Concolor

          Ouch, that’s a painful reminder; 2014 saw me picking up a Death Star kit for the young man in the house, and it cost more than the replacement low-E door for our house, itself the victim of a friend trying to help mow some rocks and launching a projectile into the door glazing.

          • 0 avatar
            Drzhivago138

            Actually, the P2P for the Death Star playset (10188) was 10.5 cents. Ultimate Collector’s Series (UCS) sets are usually 10 cents/piece or lower, but this one included 25(!) minifigures, which bumped the price back up.

  • avatar
    JMII

    Thanks to the link provided now I have to debate between getting various Star Wars LEGO or racing car LEGO. Decisions, decisions.

  • avatar
    callmeishmael

    The LEGO Raptor is actually test-marketing the look of the 2017 Raptor. Nostalgia, squareness. All it needs is a pair of Brostacks.

  • avatar
    chris724

    I’m not a truck guy, but I may have to buy this kit just to get the Model A hot rod. Then my daughters’ Lego friends would have a sweet ride.

  • avatar
    PaulyG

    What Bark M. needs to complete the set is his own 3D head: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254218278/custom-make-your-own-head-for-lego?ref=related-0

  • avatar
    Felis Concolor

    Cue Greenpeace’s strident calls for boycott of evil petroleum based fun in 3…2…1…

    • 0 avatar
      Drzhivago138

      Greenpeace actually protested Lego’s Shell theme after Shell announced plans for Arctic drilling, to the point where Lego didn’t renew the license (which I won’t get into any more than that; you can look it up yourself if you’re so inclined). Lego is also at the forefront of developing non-petroleum-based plastics.

      • 0 avatar
        Felis Concolor

        I do recall that well; Shell’s cross promotion with LEGO was older than I was when Greenpeace launched their attack.

        And replacing ABS? I salute their effort, but that’s going to be a very tall order to completely fill.

  • avatar
    Quentin

    Trying to make the cars look real (in proportion) at this scale is silly. It just turns out weird looking. I much prefer when they make the greenhouses match the mini-figs. I made an FJ Cruiser for my father in law a few years back. It really turned out nice and is clearly an FJ despite the model being all greenhouse. That reminds me that I need to convert my minifig scale 4Runner from white to red. I did have to commit a Lego taboo by modifying a glass piece to give the correct look for the C pillar on the 4Runner.

  • avatar
    IAhawkeye

    You can never have too many LEGO’s, definitely want them.


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