For the launch of its largest store in the world, located in London and which has been renovated, Lego has reproduced James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in life size. This model consists of about 350,000 briquettes and weighs more than a ton.
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For its 90th anniversary, Lego has completed the renovation of its London store in Leicester Square. In the process, the store was expanded by 300 m² and now it spreads over no less than 805 m², thus being. The largest part of the Danish toy manufacturer. For its re-opening, the location is hosting a special exhibition featuring icons of British popular culture presented in larger-sized briquettes than what the brand offers in its catalogue. Among the items mentioned is a life-size James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
About 350,000 pieces of this DB5 Lego
The car contains 347,954 small plastic bricks. His meeting with the Lego teams, overseen by Aston Martin to ensure that this reproduction is faithful to its model, took 1,366 hours. The model weighs 1,037 kg, a weight comparable to that of some “real” cars even if it remains lower than that of a real DB5 (1,468 kg). The roof and the passenger door are missing to allow visitors to discover the interior of this creation, the opportunity to discover a steering wheel that appears from a real Aston Martin and that is therefore not made of briquettes. We can also see the shock to the ejection seat of James Bond’s car. Like the latest version, this Lego version has a rotating license plate. Icing on the cake: the lights are backlit.
Low volume version for the house
Thus, the English sports car joins the list of cars reproduced in Lego level 1 along with Porsche 911 Turbo (type 930), Bugatti Chiron and Ferrari F40. This isn’t the first time Lego has tackled James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, by the way. In 2018, the brand had launched a set of 1,295 pieces breed coupe 34 cm long, with many details. This product is no longer available, however the DB5 is offered in the Speed Champions series in a limited edition (298 pieces and 17 cm long equivalent) at a price of €24.99.