|Model Name||Ford Mustang|
|Number of Pieces||1471|
|Educational Objective||Creative Thinking|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||18.9 x 11.1 x 4.65 inches|
|Product Dimensions||18.9 x 11.1 x 4.65 inches|
|Item Weight||2.82 pounds|
|Item model number||6250886|
|Manufacturer recommended age||16 years and up|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,279 in Toys & Games () |
|Customer Reviews|| |
4.9 out of 5 stars
|Release date||June 1, 2019|
|Mfg Recommended age||16 - 21 years|
Discover the magic of an iconic 1960s American muscle car with this LEGO Creator Ford Mustang GT model, featuring dark-blue bodywork with white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tires. Developed with input from Ford, this authentic replica comes with optional add-ons for customization, including a selection of license plates, super charger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank. You can even adjust the lift of the rear axle for an extra-mean look! Remove the roof panel or open the doors for access to the detailed interior with handsome seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift. Store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 390 V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing. This advanced building set has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia and makes a great centerpiece for the home or office. An ideal gift for Ford Mustang fans.
So, I picked up the Ford Mustang (model number 10265) and built it a couple of weekends ago. Man has Lego come far. Below are some of my observations/thoughts about this set and lego as a whole given my absence from the hobby for so many years. - Part Selection - There are so many new pieces and a lot of them solve problems that I remember having and being frustrated with. So many instances of “if I only had this or that piece it would be so much easier.” Honestly, some of it felt like cheating! On the flip side, the level of detail and accuracy some of the pieces provide is clearly visible in this model. I’m curious how the lego team makes the decision to create an entirely new piece. It can’t be a cheap endeavor as the process to design and make molds are probably expensive in regards to time and money. - Design/Engineering - The door! The door hinge one the Mustang is amazing. It seems so simple but there’s a huge amount of complexity in this seemingly little aspect of it. To have the door close at just the right angle, the design requires a sort of double-hinge that not only had I not seen before but also utilizes a creative technique: the hinge uses a strategically placed empty void that allows for the corner of a square piece (that’s part of an actual hinge) to rotate (it’s hard to explain but amazing). I also can’t help but think about how any given set is designed. When you think about the scale that the designer is aiming to achieve, I can’t imagine how often they have to re-work a section of a design to accommodate adjustments made to fit another area of the model. For instance, if you build the engine to fit a given space and achieve a certain scale, but then the door hinge takes up more space than anticipated, how do you now go back and adjust the engine? It’s not like a lego design can be parametrically modeled given the specifics of the pieces available. I’d love to read about/hear how the designers deal with this. Really like the seat design in this particular model too. It is a creative use of pieces and looks great. But the door hinge!!! I can’t get over that technique. The extras like the additional license plates, supercharger, exhaust pipes were also cool. I liked that these were legit add-ons that added interesting context to the set. - Instructions - I noticed there are now some “aides” in the book that I don’t recall when I was younger. Namely the red outline of the parts that change in a given step, the rotate symbol (not sure if it is new or more pronounced), and then the numbered bags that align to each section. I have mixed feelings about these things. I feel like in the past the red outline was possibly replaced by parts where the opacity had been changed? Not sure but this was much more clear and I didn’t feel like I had to pay attention to as much detail and, for better or worse, could move through the steps faster. The numbered bags are interesting. They definitely speed up the process of finding parts but that was half the fun…. The hunt for that one piece out of the 1000+ (for a set like this) was both agonizing and rewarding. You swore that they forgot the piece but then they never forget the piece. I also love the story/context included in the manual of this set. I'm not sure if that is now typical but I love that kind of stuff and it was fun to read about the history of the car, the design of this set, and new pieces created. I hope this is more common than not for sets that lend themselves to it. - Nostalgia - A few things jumped out at me as things I missed. Notably the plastic bags w/ holes in them. I’m not sure when they made the change and it is inconsequential to the build as a whole, but I did enjoy those. As mentioned above, the searching for pieces amongst hundreds or thousands was greatly minimized. This sped up the building process but was always part of building a set. While the Mustang set isn’t at minifig scale, it was a little disappointing that there wasn’t any figurine. I’m not sure the lego technic figurines that came with a few sets I had in the past are still a thing but something would’ve been fun. Great set.
I was hesitant on spending this much on a Lego set for my husband but it is super cool. The detail is geat and it's larger than I thought. He LOVED it!
Looks great in the shelf, highly recommend getting an LED kit for it
Fantastic recreation of an automotive classic. The Lego design team are incredibly talented. Watching this Mustang evolve with each step gives a wonderful sense of the attention to detail that went into the creative process. Favorite parts? The doors are just unbelievable., especially the hinges. The ability to change the stance is very clever also, although I have to say....I prefer the stock appearance. Value....well all Lego sets aren't cheap for what you get (little bits of plastic), but the skill and dedication of the design development is what you're paying for anyway. I think it is worth it. What is discouraging is the availability of cloned sets from China. Yes they're cheaper but they have not bothered to be creative on their own and have just copied the design of truly skilled Lego teams. That's why I feel it is important to support the originator company and not save a few bucks buying a knock off. A superb addition to the Lego creator catalog. Highly recommend!
This build was very enjoyable and had some really interesting components. Overall it is an improvement over the Caterham seven 620r (21307). The completed set feels sturdier and the customization is a nice bonus. There are some stickers, but overall limited to mostly the licence plates and minor items (rearview mirror, canister labeling, engine piece). There are a good amount of pre-printed pieces where it matters (Mustang logo, GT side panels, hood, roof, etc). Well worth the money, I would recommend this set to anyone who likes Lego or Mustangs.
AMAZING! Me and my 9 year old bonded over putting this together! Best money I have spent in a long time! Not only were the directions clear and precise, but also gave great history and information on the car!
I love legos, got too much probably if im gonna be honest. But I had my eyes on this model since it was announced. I am so glad that I finally went through with the purchase. Sometimes it takes a little bit because of how much I tend to spend on sets. But it looks absolutely fantastic. The additional upgrades you can put on look great as well. I prefer the classic style, but its eye-catching either way!
I don't often buy big expensive lego sets but the Mustang is my favorite car in the world so after over a year of waiting I decided to go for it. $150 is pricy for any toy, but it looks too good on my desk to say anything other than "worth it." It's just as huge as the pictures make it seem, the steering wheel moves the front wheels, the hood and trunk open, the seats can be moved forward, doors open, and the rear suspension can be lowered and raised to give it that extra muscle car look if you feel inclined to add the extra bits like the blower and the trim. Super awesome kit, looks cool, nice and hefty, and moving parts like a real car.
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