Lego's 1:8 scale model kit of the Lamborghini Sian might actually be more desirable than...

Humza

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Lego Technic kits are one of its more challenging products, aimed at car enthusiasts who don't mind spending unhealthy amounts of time tinkering with complex plastic pieces that take the shape of a Porsche 911 RSR, a Corvette ZR1, a Bugatti Chiron or even the new Defender from Land Rover.

The company's latest addition to the Technic series is Lamborghini's Sian FKP 37, the first hybrid supercar by the famous Italian carmaker. Although there's no electric motor inside the 1:8 scale model, it does reward builders with a V12 engine that has movable pistons, a 4-wheel drive powertrain with active pushrod suspension, and even a functional 8-speed sequential gearbox that actuates via the steering-mounted paddles. There's also a special window underneath the car to view those gears at work.

Other amusing details include an adjustable spoiler that can be lowered for those intense races in the living room, matching golden rims, and an overnight bag under the hood. The frunk, as its called, also contains a unique serial number inside for unlocking exclusive online content.

All these true-to-life details combine to make this kit even more desirable than the actual car, especially since all 63 units of the hugely expensive $3.6 million supercar had already sold out even before it made its Frankfurt Motor show debut in September last year.

Lego will start selling the $380 kit from June 1. Considering that several of its high-selling models are currently on backorder, with shipment expected in 60 days in some cases, expect the new Lamborghini kit to take its sweet time for delivery.

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Squid Surprise

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I still want the 30th anniversary Batmobile.... but this would look pretty sweet next to my Millennium Falcon...
 

EClyde

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What is fun about making something from a kit that will look like everyone else's. I don't know Bring back the Tinker Toy
 

Squid Surprise

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Desirable No, affordable Yes

Honestly I don't want either.

Growing up with one of the first generations of Lego. I fail to see how a kit designed to build only one thing can be called Lego.
While it can be used to build a Lamborghini... there's nothing stating you can't ALSO use it to build other things...

I recall a YouTuber buying a bunch of different Star Wars UCS sets and making a GINORMOUS (yes, that's a word!) Imperial Star Destroyer...

With LEGO, your imagination is the only limit.
 

Arionic

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While it can be used to build a Lamborghini... there's nothing stating you can't ALSO use it to build other things...

I recall a YouTuber buying a bunch of different Star Wars UCS sets and making a GINORMOUS (yes, that's a word!) Imperial Star Destroyer...

With LEGO, your imagination is the only limit.

Meanwhile I use to hate this. I had three shelves about 15 feet in length each that circled my room when I was younger. Each shelf had a different type of lego set. Space up top, City and other stuff on the middle, underwater/underground on the bottom.

I build the sets then put them on the shelves like a little diorama. I hated mixing pieces.

My best friend had several sets himself but took everything apart and put all of the pieces together in a bin. It drove me crazy.
 

cliffordcooley

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Meanwhile I use to hate this.
From your stand point, I can understand this. But from my era there were no pre-defined sets. We purchased a box and it was up to our imagination to build what we wanted. Buying more boxes increased our possibilities.