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Lego James Bond DB5

LEGO Receives ‘Licence to Build’ 350,000-Piece James Bond DB5 Replica

LEGO has been given a license to build, creating a life-size model of the famous Aston Martin DB5 from the James Bond film franchise. To celebrate the reopening of its upgraded Leicester Square shop, the Danish toy company has erected a number of special exhibits currently on display, including a jaw-dropping recreation of 007’s most iconic whip. This plastic brick DB5 may not come with in-built machine guns, but that doesn’t make the vehicle any less striking.

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The reimagined DB5’s construction process will get even the greatest Lego Masters a little hot under the collar. According to a tweet from the British automaker, the team used an astronomical 347,954 pieces to complete the 1,366-hour project (equivalent to 57 days). The full-size replica reportedly weighs over 2,240 pounds (one imperial ton), with an authentic DB5 tipping the scales at 3,236 pounds for comparison. Standing next to the vehicle is a roughly life-size (Daniel Craig is pretty small) version of the company’s minifig dressed just like the superspy.

While the Lego DB5 may not come with all the gadgets suited for a secret intelligence officer, it still has several neat features worth highlighting. The car has working headlights and an illuminated panel, but the crowd-pulling characteristic will be the rotating license plate that has become iconic with superspy fans.

If you want to get your hands on a Lego model of James Bond’s BD5, we have some good and bad news. Unfortunately, the older 13-inch 1,295-piece kit is no longer in production. However, Lego is launching a smaller version on August 18 as part of its Speed Champions line. Perfect for the mancave shelf, this kit has 298 pieces and is 6.5 inches long when put together. You can pick one up for a retail price of USD$19.99.

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