Dodge and LEGO Want You to be a Speed Champion
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Dodge and LEGO Want You to be a Speed Champion

Dodge and LEGO are teaming up to let fans build their own performance race cars. You can be Plum Crazy about the 1970 Dodge Challenger or build your own Top Fuel Dragster.
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Dodge and LEGO have designed a way for fans to build two iconic performance vehicles. The new LEGO Speed Champions series features the incredible 1970 Dodge Challenger in Plum Crazy and the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster. These are both firsts for the LEGO Champions series. It is the first time they are offering a Top Fuel Dragster and the first time they are offering a muscle car in 8-wide scale.

“Owning, or aspiring to own, a Dodge muscle car is as much about the lifestyle of joining the Brotherhood of Muscle as it is about the vehicle purchase,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “As a result, our brand enthusiasts are passionate about all things Dodge, including the latest cool collectibles. So, following the success of the Dodge 2018 LEGO Speed Champion building set, fans will now be able to build and show off not only the first ever 8-inch-wide (8W) muscle car, but also the first ever Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, along with an incredibly detailed 13½-long Top Fuel Dragster.”

This is the second time LEGO and Dodge have cooperated for a Speed Champions set. Two years ago, they sold a set that featured the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.

“In 2021, we are extremely excited to reteam with Dodge and expand the Speed Champions 8W Vehicle Collection even further by including new vehicle types and building experiences, for the first time, that appeal to vehicle fans of all ages,” said Christopher Stamp, LEGO Design Lead.

Intricate LEGO Designs

The vehicles will be challenging to build. The set contains 627 pieces. Try not to step on any, as any parent will tell you. Don’t worry, there are pictures of the real racers to guide you. To make it even more fun, the vehicles in the set are wide body, so there is plenty of room for stickers and race decals.

Perfect for Girls and Boys

The set includes a female Top Fuel Dragster driver in a Dodge race suit and that mirrors real life. Leah Pruett just happens to be an American drag racer, currently driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing, sponsored by Dodge//SRT and Mopar.

The set also has a male Challenger driver in Dodge casual clothing. Of course, both have race helmets. The Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster is over 4 inches high, 13.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. The Dodge Challenger T/A is over 2 inches high, 5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.

This Speed Champion series, will be released on June 1, 2021, on LEGO.com.

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