Lamborghini is an unattainable symbol of extravagance, but LEGO is an affordable way to indulge in supercar fantasies. The company has a history of make cars worthy of drooling in the form of miniature blocks, from the James Bond Aston Martin to Dom custom charger, to the ridiculousness of the real world that is the Bugatti Chiron. The latest little LEGO creation worthy of lust is the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.
The real Sián is Lambo’s first production hybrid supercar, based on a mixture of the company’s 6.5-liter V12 mid-body engine and an additional 25 kilowatt electric motor in the gearbox. The LEGO Technic version uses 3,669 parts, including a full cockpit, a miniature engine with movable pistons, and a reconstruction of the car’s 8-speed gearbox that really works. LEGO recommends this construction for gearboxes 18 years and older, as its complex construction can be quite difficult compared to conventional sets.
LEGO even created a supercar-style “unveiling” video for the new set.
I’m generally not a fan of the LEGO Technic line, which puts more emphasis on mechanical operations than aesthetic modeling. But the designers seem to have outdone themselves on this set – the larger panel work evokes the shape of the real car much more clearly than, say, the Bugatti or Corvette models of just a few years ago.
While the Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is inexpensive compared to a real Lamborghini (or I guess any real car), it sits at the top of LEGO sets. It will cost $ 380 lands on the LEGO online store tomorrow, June 1, with more general commercial availability in August. If you’re looking for cheaper ways to indulge your vehicle whimsy, check out the Speed Champions range – it’s fun Lamborghini two-pack for $ 50.