Caterham Takes Kit Cars to a Whole New Level

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Caterham builds about 500 cars a year at their factory in Dartford, from the easy-driving Seven 160 to the manic 620R, each more powerful than the previous model.

However, technicians recently down their tools to have a go at building something altogether more iconic: the first ever Lego Caterham.

Bringing together 770 of Lego’s plastic pieces, the kit recreates the iconic Seven 620R, including its engine and bespoke gear stick. The exterior is, of course, presented in Caterham’s typically garish yellow, creating a 28cm long replica that you won’t want to kids playing with.

The car comes with a removable nose cone and engine cover, and a working boot. There are even axle stands to perfectly recreate the part-built kit-car look, as all Caterham’s are available as self build machines.

“Caterham has always prided itself on producing bespoke, hand-built cars for its customers,” explains David Ridley, Caterham’s chief commercial officer. “Our army of fans who build their own Caterham Sevens are equally discerning when it comes to detail and craftsmanship, and we worked closely with the Lego team to ensure the model replicated that.”

Originally submitted by fan Carl Greatrix to the Lego Ideas platform, the Seven gained the requisite 10,000 votes and was then selected by the Ideas Review team to go into production.

The Caterham Lego 620R will be available to buy from October 1st, priced £69.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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