The news is officially out. A new super sports car has just entered the LEGO universe. Today our (probably) favorite tire producer from Denmark has announced a new partnership with the Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini. They joined forces to bring to life a model of the massively impressing Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. Woody could hardly await this moment and had been spending all morning imagining what it would feel like to take this beauty out for a spin and got his early prototype box out.
The Sián FKP 37
The design of the Sián is a tribute to quite some earlier models from Bologna. A hood inspired by the Countach. Air-inlets on the sides reminding us of the Murciélago. And then there are the Y-shaped headlights of the Terzio Millennio. Last but not least the massive pipes that every super Lamborghini has.
The Sián provides the most flexible range in terms of customization. The LEGO model here comes in an exceptional green. This may seem surprising. Then again it supportively underlines the exclusivity of this 785hp strong, 350+km/h fast piece of engineer´s art.
And it is yet another model in the exclusive 18+ series that was launched with the haunted house.
A design ahead of its time
And this is what LEGO and Lamborghini have to say.
The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 embodies the unmistakable power and stunning looks of the Lamborghini Sián both in design and style. The super sports car’s futuristic features are recreated in elaborate and authentic detail, bringing proud owners closer to the real model than they could ever imagine. These immersive touches include a replica of the Lamborghini Sián’s incomparable V12 engine, a rear spoiler that pops up like the real thing, front and rear suspension, and steering powered by a wheel adorned with the Automobili Lamborghini emblem.
In true Lamborghini style, the model also boasts scissor doors that open to reveal the perfectly recreated cockpit. Inside, the car’s luxurious interior has been intricately recreated with a fully-functioning 8-speed sequential gearbox triggered by a movable paddle gearshift.
Speaking about the visionary design, Niels. B. Christiansen, LEGO Group CEO, said: “This new model truly encapsulates the pursuit of excellence embedded in the DNA of both Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group. Both the 1:8 model and the reveal itself are feats of engineering innovation, pulled off by incredibly talented teams from across our two businesses. The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a true testament that with LEGO® Technic, you can build anything your heart desires. I can’t wait to build this authentic replica of this futuristic super sports car for real.”
“The LEGO brick is an icon in the same way as a Lamborghini super sports car,” said Stefano Domenicali, CEO and Chairman of Automobili Lamborghini. “They both embody the pursuit of design perfection through constant research and development, create different emotions with every interaction, and are valued by generations. Each Lamborghini super sports car can be unique thanks to our Ad Personam personalization program and the specific driving style of each owner, just as LEGO bricks provide builders of all ages with endless possibilities for creation. This outstanding replica of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 from the LEGO Group presents a brilliant new building experience for both super sports car fans and LEGO enthusiasts and Lamborghini is privileged to share in this opportunity with the LEGO Group.”
To make the building experience as thrilling and immersive as a spin behind the wheel of the real car, proud owners can also pop open the front hood to discover a stylish Lamborghini overnight bag and a unique serial number that unlocks special content at www.LEGO.com/lamborghini-sian.
An exclusive series of 13 videocasts featuring Automobili Lamborghini and LEGO experts can also be accessed through QR codes in two ‘coffee-table’ style collectors’ booklets that accompany the model.
As fans work through the comprehensive building instructions, these videocasts delve deep into the inspiration behind different stages of the design. However, it is not just the building experience that is totally unique: the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 comes shrouded in a unique box inspired by the iconic lines, signature headlight silhouette and eye-catching colour of the original Lamborghini Sián.
Here is already a first sneak peak at the video series while you wait to get your hands on the real deal.
Woody can’t wait to get this in the mailbox.
Available in LEGO stores as of August 1st, for 379.99 EUR.
Stay tuned for more vroom vroom in the coming days.
Boris, Stefan and Woody reporting straight from the RLFM days.