Lego and MINI parent company BMW have teamed up to introduce a Mini Cooper crafted out of 1,077 Lego bricks. Finished in British Racing Green, the Lego Mini Cooper is inspired by the limited-edition model that was built from July 1997 to August of 1998 in order to celebrate the car’s 40th anniversary.
The Lego Mini is surprisingly detailed inside and out. The doors, the hood and the trunk all open, the front seats tilt forward and the gear lever is movable. The transversally-mounted four-cylinder engine features a red oil cap and a plastic exhaust manifold, while the trunk hides a spare tire and a full picnic set made up of a basket, two glasses, a tablecloth, a bottle of water and a baguette with two pieces of cheese.
Fully built, the Lego Mini stretches 9.8 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 4.3 inches tall (25 centimeters long / 14 centimeters wide / 11 centimeters tall), dimensions that equate to approximately 1/12 scale. The roof panel can be removed in order to provide a better view of the cockpit.
The Mini Cooper is scheduled to join Lego’s Creator Expert series next month. Pricing information will be published closer to the set’s on-sale date.