The allure of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette is undeniable for car enthusiasts and Lego fans alike. Whether you’re looking to own a real classic Corvette from the late 1950s or early 1960s or indulge in a smaller-scale Lego model, there are options now to suit different preferences and budgets. From the charm of vintage vehicles to the creativity of the Lego ‘Icon’ series, these options capture the essence of the legendary Corvette legacy.
Lego Delight of Classic Corvettes
A timeless icon with prices ranging from around $100,000 to $140,000, classic Chevrolet Corvettes from the late 1950s and early 1960s offer an authentic vintage experience. Fortunately, Lego enthusiasts can now rejoice in their miniature Corvette experience. A Lego model celebrating the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is set to release later this summer. Priced at a more affordable $150, this 1210-piece kit is designed with adults in mind, offering an engaging building experience with rewarding features.
The Lego Corvette model stands at four inches high, 12.5 inches long, and 5.5 inches wide, making it a manageable size for display. With swappable hard or open-top options, the attention to detail is evident. Clever touches in the model include a spinning radiator fan, a working tie-rod steering setup in the engine bay, and an opening hood and trunk. Inside the cabin, the Lego Corvette boasts a three-pedal arrangement, a gear shifter, and a functioning steering wheel. The kit also includes license plate stickers with Corvette logos, as well as iconic design elements like the transitional ducktail and four taillights.
Lego’s Corvette Legacy
This new Corvette model is part of the Lego Icons series and marks the fourth official Lego representation of a Corvette. In addition to the Corvette, Lego offers other classic General Motors vehicles in its current lineup. Fans can build a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 or a NASCAR Camaro ZL1, allowing them to expand their collection.