Wouldn’t we all love to own a new Shelby GT500? It is a dream of many Mustang fans, but these elite machines — be they vintage classics or the current modern marvels — command princely sums that exceed the budget of many.
Of course, these cars make us feel like kids, but whether your inner kid or progeny has an interest in a GT500, you can build one for yourself thanks to Lego’s Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Technic kit.
Designed for kids 9-years or older, which includes those of us who are still kids at heart, this kit lets amateur engineers build a Shelby GT500 from 544 pieces. When complete, this Shelby is no static showpiece, however. It features onboard motivation, which allows car builders to drag-race their finished project cars. Moreover, you can use the Lego Augmented Reality app, to expand play into another dimension.
“The immersive build gives kids a great introduction to engineering – but that’s just the start!” says Lego. “Using the two pull-back motors, kids can send the toy car racing. Use the AR app to take the play experience to the next level with a host of exciting, augmented reality features.”