LEGO has officially announced the release of 10271 Fiat 500, next in the large scale vehicles subtheme.
Weighing in at 960 pieces, this cute little piece of Italian motoring history will be available from 1st March, 2020 and will cost US $89.99 / DE €79.99 / UK £74.99 / AU $139.99. A fair price for a smaller set.
The set includes a nice little luggage rack and suitcase, perfect for roaming the Italian countryside. I love the little stickers on the luggage – although it’s a shame they’re stickers and not printed directly on the tiles.
There’s also a cute little folding easel, paint brush, palett and painting of the car in front of the Colosseum.
It’s a classic and iconic car, but after the beauty of the Mustang, it’s just not grabbed me as much. It’s not as dramatic and fiery as the Mustang, but it will look good next to the other vehicles in the collection. I’m going to have to get another shelf!
To celebrate the set, LEGO unveiled a life-sized model of the Fiat 500 made from 189,032 LEGO bricks at Spazio MRF Mirafiori Corso Luigi Settembrini in Turin, Italy today. You can check out the video below. It looks fantastic, and comes complete with an original Fiat 500 steering wheel.
It’ll sit among a fleet of vintage Fiat 500s in the Fiat factory, and then will tour LEGO stores across Italy in March and April.
You can see more images of the set in various locations, as well as the press release, below.
10271 LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500
Ages 16+. 960 pieces
US $89.99 – CA $129.99 – DE €79.99 – UK £74.99 – FR €84.99 – DK 749DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Live out ‘La Dolce Vita’ with an Italian classic – the Fiat 500
This LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.
Building toys that bring passion to life
LEGO Creator Expert building kits are for adults and teenagers with a passion. From classic model cars and authentic buildings to fairground rides and other objects of desire, Creator Expert advanced LEGO sets offer a world of nostalgia, escapism, self-expression, pure enjoyment and surprise. Oh, and kids sometimes also use them as toys!
• Recreate a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with an advanced LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car brimming with Italian flair and LEGO brick details that teenagers and adults will enjoy building and displaying with pride.
• This model kit features a luggage rack, suitcase, detailed interior, engine, spare wheel and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. There’s even a ‘painting’ of the car by the Colosseum to complete the Italian feel.
• This advanced set is part of an amazing collection of authentic LEGO® model cars and other iconic objects of desire that offer relaxing ‘me time’ building and impressive display centerpieces.
• More experienced teenage and adult builders will love to receive this 960-piece Fiat 500 model car as a birthday, Christmas or special-occasion gift.
• Measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide, this buildable model makes for an impressive display piece on its own or as part of a collection of LEGO® sets.
• While toy cars run on batteries, this collector’s item runs on pure imagination and creativity.
• The included building instructions recreate the look and feel of the original promotional material, with fun facts about the real car, history of the Fiat company and an interview with the LEGO® designer of this classic car model.
• LEGO® Creator Expert building kits for adults and teenagers are challenging builds based on things people are passionate about, such as classic cars, authentic buildings, fairground rides and much more.
• Since 1958, LEGO® bricks have been tested to the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and compatibility, and that they connect and pull apart easily every time.
• At the LEGO Group, we drop, heat, crush, twist and analyze LEGO® pieces to make sure all of our advanced LEGO sets meet the highest global safety and quality standards. Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from 1st March, 2020