Shell and Lego have once again joined forces to offer Lego Ferrari vehicles to customers buying premium rate fuel, so we decided to take a look at the models on offer and see how they differ to the real thing…
The Lego Ferrari 458 Italia vs the real thing
458 Italia Accuracy Score: 7/10
Well, it’s Yellow, and the front lights are the right shape, and the roofline slopes in a roughly similar way, and the rear haunches do the same thing… But that’s about it for the 458 Italia.
The Lego Ferrari 250 GTO vs the real thing
250 GTO Accuracy Score: 6/10
Considering the 250 GTO is lauded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, Lego have sort of ruined it. The stance is wrong, the track too narrow, the bonnet too flat, the window shape inverted, the rear arches nowhere near and the deck spoiler is way off.
The Lego Ferrari 150 Italia vs the real thing
150 Italia Accuracy Score: 9/10
F1 geeks would probably be able to tell us all about the aerodynamics of the 150 Italia from the 2010 season, but we’re not F1 geeks, so we think the 150 Italia is pretty darn accurate.
The Lego Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs the real thing
F12 Berlinetta Accuracy Score: 6/10
Overall, the F12 isn’t too bad. The front light/bumper/bonnet vent assembly and suage lines down the side of the car are good, but the car is let down by the roof and window lines. Still, it’s better than the F40…
The Lego Ferrari 512s vs the real thing
512S Accuracy Score: 7/10
Although it’s sort of ruined by the futuristic windscreen assembly, the Lego Ferrari 512s does a good job of emulating the iconic 1971 race car.
The Lego Ferrari 250 Berlinetta vs the real thing
250GT Berlinetta Accuracy Score: 8/10
Of the cars showcased here, the 250 GT Berlinetta is arguable the most accurate representation of any of the vehicles. The Berlinetta has an awkward roofline and almost awkward headlights, which the lego version captures well – although once again it’s the windscreen rake that let’s the side down.
The Lego Ferrari F40 vs the real thing
F40 Accuracy Score: 5/10
Hmmm, not so sure about this one. It starts well with the front bumper and light assembly/bonnet shape, and ends well with the classic 1980s square spoiler, but the whole thing falls apart in the middle.
The Lego Ferrari F138 vs the real thing
F138 Accuracy Score: 10/10
Looks good to us. It’s an F1 car, they’re all the same right?
The Lego Ferrari FXX vs the real thing
FXX Accuracy Score: 2/10
This is a pretty desperate effort from Lego, who have somehow managed to make the agressive, batmobile looking stealth lines of the FXX look a bit like a 1980s Star Wars space ship, all pixelated and square.