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By Scott Newman, 22 Jul 2014 News

The legendary Mini has been immortalised in LEGO with the release of a brick-built version


LEGO has released a brick-built version of the Flying Brick. Yes, the Mini has been immortalised by the Danish toy maker as a follow-up to the VW Kombi that proved a huge hit with fans around the world.

Available solely in classic British Racing Green with white roof, mirrors and stripes, the Mini measures 14 x 25 x 11cm (width/length/height), however the incredible detail packed into the model means the set numbers an incredible 1007 pieces.

Underneath the opening bonnet lies a 1.3-litre four-pot, the interior (accessible through opening doors or the detachable roof) features a walnut dash and chequered tan seats, and it wouldn’t be a classic British car without a picnic basket and blanket in the boot. There’s even a spare wheel hidden under the boot floor.

Such detail doesn’t come cheap, with the mini Mini expected to retail for $150 when it becomes available on August 1. Still, at least once you’ve built this Mini, it’s unlikely ever to come apart, which is more than can be said for some of the full-size versions. Check out the video for an in-depth look.