TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The LEGO Group on Tuesday, Nov. 24, has unveiled its latest model the LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE "AF CORSE #51". Lego developed the replica after Ferrari delivered a series of prestigious wins in the world's toughest endurance races.
Lars Krogh Jensen, the man behind the design, said that the chance to recreate a Ferrari in LEGO Technic form is an absolute childhood dream come true.
"This model captures the sophisticated silhouettes of the iconic car while paying homage to its engineering powers to capture the true essence of the 488 GTE. The build is a great challenge for any fan who appreciates excellent design and is interested in learning more about the engineering and technology that goes into crafting such an impressive car.”
The LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE was made to replicate features of the race car, from the front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge. An authentic Tricolore paint job adds to a perfect finish to this epic model.
Today, Nov. 24, 2020 the LEGO Group reveals the latest model to line up on the grid, the LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”.
Alessandro Pier Guidi, Ferrari Competizioni GT Official driver, said that as a kid he played with LEGO bricks a lot. "When I saw this reproduction of the Ferrari 488 GTE I was really impressed, especially considering some of the features they managed to replicate."
The 48-centimeter long model is built using 1,677 LEGO Technic elements. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.
The LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE "AF Corse #51" is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.
For Indonesian fans, The LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE "AF Corse #51" will be available from January 4th 2021 across LEGO Certified Stores and select Kidz Station in Indonesia, priced at Rp2,997,200.