LEGO Ideas Caterham Super Seven kit gets green light for production

LEGO Caterham Super Seven
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This may be a petrolhead’s dream come true. If you’re a car enthusiast who happens to also love LEGO, then this is indeed awesome news. LEGO has approved production for the Caterham Super Seven model, a result of its LEGO Ideas program.

The idea platform

First a little background about LEGO Ideas. Think of it as a ‘Kickstarter’ platform funded by LEGO. Have an awesome idea for a LEGO model? Create one yourself, snap great photos, submit a kick-ass project description then submit it in.

Once that’s done, gather support – tell everyone you know – friends, family, fans, social media (yes, you’ll need to pimp it).

When you hit 10,000 supporters for your idea, the LEGO board will do a LEGO Review. The board evaluates your project according to published review criteria and guidelines then hand-picks projects to become actual production LEGO Ideas sets.

Caterham is go

For the Caterham project, creator Carl Greatrix (@bricktrix) submitted models in different trim. The level of detail is pretty impressive – including a removable bonnet, and detailed engine and cabin.

Note that this is a prototype, and the actual retail model may differ, subject to LEGO’s final input and design; as well as intended price point.

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Nonetheless, check out more photos at Greatrix’s Flickr page.

I can’t wait for this to hit the shelves.

Source: Autoblog

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