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Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R

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The wait is over! We've been polishing this yellow and black beauty all night so that we could finally present to you the first official images and details of the LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R! Measuring in at 771 bricks distributed across 3” (10cm) in height, 11” (28cm) in length and 5” (14cm) in width, this Caterham contains stunning details to reproduce that awe inspiring Caterham look. 

This LEGO Caterham is racing to a store near you with availability from the 1st of October, 2016 for a recommended retail price of USD 79.99 / EUR 79,99.

Here is the official product description: 

Create a LEGO® version of the Caterham Seven 620R, a custom-built sports car with an unashamed old-school vibe. Power steering? No chance. Electric windows? Forget it. The Caterham Seven is definitely not for the faint-hearted—luxury is for wimps! Remove the nose cone, engine cover or engine to take a closer look at the authentic details of a LEGO model that’s for true car connoisseurs only.

 

Carl Greatrix, fan designer, and Henrik Andersen, LEGO Designer, share their insights:

"One of the most exhilarating drives I’ve ever had was out on the track in a Caterham Seven. It is brutally fast due to its light weight and tremendous fun to be in. It really struck a chord in my heart that I never forgot", Carl Greatrix a.k.a. bricktrix_Carl explains as he talks about his love for Caterham cars. 

This love turned to inspiration for his future LEGO Caterham model, Carl explains "When I got back into building LEGO car models I thought the shape of the vehicle would lend itself to being modelled well in LEGO bricks as it is very angular and if I could find a suitable scale then I would be able to get all the details into it that I would love to see".

Henrik Andersen, LEGO designer, shared his enthusiasm for Carl's work “Carl really did a great job of converting the real car’s shape into a LEGO version as both the sloping front and the hood are really complex”.

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mananas

7 months ago

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I don't understand, how you can't understand, that we vote for models, that we can only see in the picture. We vote for the project, because we like what we see. If you take every model, and change what we saw and liked to something else (e.g. take away advantages of the model seen in the picture), then, probably we will not like it anymore. So you pay your employees to make changes and less people will buy your "new model". I get that there can be problems with functionality or stability of the model, but those models should be excluded during your reviews. Our anticipation is based on those pictures and description, so if the actual model looks like (and has the same functions) as the original thing we voted for, it is more likely that we will buy your product and will be willing to pay more money for it. We all know, that ideas models are made by "normal people" so we can expect, that the models won't be perfect, but we all expect what we voted for. Or at least I am. I really hope, that you won't take away anything significant from the upcoming Old Fishing Store.

BarbossaThePianist

7 months ago

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They should've kept the steering. It would make it easier to pose it. And they should've kept the original design, color, etc. I agree with a lot of you.

ShaidarHaran

7 months ago

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I was totally ready to buy the original design, but they ruined it for production. Big boo.

BarbossaThePianist

7 months ago

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Yeah it was sorta nice originally. Now it's a Bumblem Seven 620Bee!

Stangn

7 months ago

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I wen't from a "There's no way I'm going to not buy this", to a "Maybe" Not sure why Lego have 'refined' what was an excellently detailed model, but you may have lost a few sales in this one I believe

KnightOfNoise

7 months ago

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There is no way I'm buying this for $80.

And the changes made between now and when I supported it were NOT improvements in any way.

PWGT_91

7 months ago

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What have you done guys? The concept was way better than this. And the price 80€ for that? I wouldn't even pay 30€ for it!

snaildefy01

7 months ago

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hi,
yes - in addition to the other flamers ;-): it is a bad compromize to the original support caterham. now its only a simply cart. its madness - sorry, but why does lego do that and dont bring the orig. build to the shop?

bye.

rkt739_6928

7 months ago

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I would have bought the original design, but this one is ruined!!

DevauxCh

7 months ago

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771 bricks for EUR 79,99???
That is a rip-off.
I'm sorry Lego, but that is crazy.
The Volkswagen T1 Campingbus has 1334 bricks and his sold for 99,99€. 13,34 bricks/€.
The Mini Cooper has 1077 bricks and his sold for 89,99€. 11,98 bricks/€.
The VW Käfer has 1167 bricks and his sold for 89,99€. 12,97 bricks/€.
The Ferrari F40 has 1158 bricks and his sold for 89,99€: 12,86 bricks/€.

So seriously, this model is very expensive... It is more or less 9,6 bricks/€.
So to be more or less the same price as the other models, it would have to about 65€... Which is ca. 15€ less than what Lego is selling it for

xddaavveex

7 months ago

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Booooo. I joined just to help make this set happen, but the changes made between concept and production are horrendous. The price would absolutely be worth it for the design I voted for, but is hard to swallow for this version.