Dodge and LEGO Launch Second LEGO Speed Champions Set
Ah, LEGO – what times we have shared. Just about anyone alive today knows about LEGO playsets and video games. Does anyone remember Bionicle? Those things were rad. Speaking of rad things, Dodge and The LEGO Group have announced a second LEGO Speed Champions set to celebrate the two iconic brands in a way only LEGO knows how. The new sets will feature a LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A building set. This marks the first purple vehicle and first Top Fuel Dragster to appear in the Speed Champion series, and it’s all available now on LEGO.com
“Owning, or aspiring to own, a Dodge muscle car is as much about the lifestyle of joining the Brotherhood of Muscle as it is about the vehicle purchase…As a result, our brand enthusiasts are passionate about all things Dodge, including the latest cool collectibles. So, following the success of the Dodge 2018 LEGO Speed Champion building set, fans will now be able to build and show off not only the first ever 8-inch-wide (8W) muscle car, but also the first ever Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, along with an incredibly detailed 13½-long Top Fuel Dragster.” – Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis
Sticking true to LEGO playsets everywhere, this baby is made up of 627 pieces. As noted, the Dodge set comes with 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster, and respective box art of their real-life counterparts. Fans will be checking every detail when comparing the new LEGO creations with the real-life machines. Not only is the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A the first purple vehicle n LEGO Speed Champions series, known officially as the HIP Legacy Dodge color Plum Crazy. There is a male and female driver, with the female in Dodge race suit and behind the wheel of the Top Fuel Dragster and the male driving the Challenger T/A, wearing Dodge-branded casual clothing. Fans can get similar apparel from the Dodge storefront on Amazon.
When it comes to the size of these LEGO pieces, they’re as small as one would imagine. The Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster is a little over 4 inches high, 13.5 inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. Next to it, the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A shrinks to 2 inches high, 5 inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. Together, these are miniature replica models that when put together, like all LEGO projects, consumers and fans should feel a rewarding building experience. Available for all ages, build them for display or for play. Dodge knows its fans like personalization, and even these small replicas are large enough to allow for more detailing with decorative stickers, as well as the two miniature figures acting as drivers.
Called collectibles, the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster are joining the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T that launched the first LEGO Speed Champions series in January 2019. If LEGO and Dodge go for a third round, what models would you like to see replicated as a LEGO model? Join the discussion on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media.