The LEGO “Icons” line is welcoming a new addition, the 10321 Chevrolet Corvette C1 set. The toymaker recreated the iconic classic car in celebration of the model’s 70th anniversary.
Embracing the curves of the Corvette was likely tricky for the LEGO company seeing as how many of their creations are usually built from more boxy blocks, like the recently released Classic Land Rover Defender 90 model kit. The Corvette C1 kit contains 1,210 masterfully designed pieces that accentuate the classic sports car’s curves and contours. The smooth lines are impressively accurate, especially down the sweeping hood to the quad headlights, and along each rear fender.
Speaking of quad headlights, this C1 LEGO model takes its cues from Chevrolet’s 1961 and 1962 models. C1 Corvette models manufactured between 1953 and 1957 featured single headlights and taillights, while 1958 through 1960 models wore quad headlights with long taillights positioned on the rear fenders.
The new LEGO Corvette C1 is only available in red. It features a removeable top, functional steering, and a hood and doors that open and close. Under the hood, a miniature Chevy small-block V8 with “Corvette” inscribed on the valve covers is complete with a radiator fan that moves freely.