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1) It’s a Ford GT you can actually afford to own

The big Ford GT is going to cost millions of pesos. We do not have millions of pesos, but we do have £29.99 (P1,869)– which is convenient because that’s exactly how much the GT Lego set is going to cost when it goes on sale in March.

2) Your children will love you for buying it…

Because it’s Lego, and children love Lego. And if you have multiple children (you lucky thing, you), they’ll be super happy because then they get a car each. The kit contains the GT40 that won Le Mans in 1966 and the GT that won its class at this year’s race.

3) …and it might turn them into racing drivers

Ford hopes the blocky recreations will “inspire the race drivers, engineers, and designers of the future.” This is certainly a more cost-effective way of getting your kid into motorsport than buying them a go-kart, and spending 50 weeks of the year touring the region and getting into fist fights with other dads. 

4) The guy who designed them races actual Fords

His name is Craig Callum and he's the head of design for Lego Speed Champions. Callum, who started out designing actual cars, owns and races a Ford Model A hot rod, making him a Ford guy at heart. “This was a dream project—with a lot of pressure,” he says. “Designed for children, but with grown-up fans in mind too, we know these models will be closely scrutinized for authenticity.”

5) They have actual drivers and everything

And don’t they look happy? So would you be, we suspect, if you somehow found yourself behind the wheel of a Ford GT—40 or otherwise.

NOTE: This article first appeared on Minor edits have been made.
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