LEGO’s James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Has A Working Ejector Seat

The Aston Martin DB5 has been closely associated with the James Bond movie franchise ever since Sean Connery drove the model in Goldfinger. LEGO is celebrating that relationship by unveiling the new Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

Consisting of 1,290 individual pieces, the set attempts to capture the “elegance and timeless sophistication” of the DB5 while also featuring key gadgets shown in the movie. The transition to brick from hasn’t been kind to the DB5’s iconic lines, but the model features an impressive level of attention to detail.

Besides the wire wheels and functioning hood, which opens to reveal a detailed straight-six engine, the car has been equipped with a number of special features shown in Goldfinger. These include rotating license plates, wheel-mounted tire slashers, a rear bullet shield and hidden machine guns which are deployed by pulling back on the gear knob.

Of course, the car’s trademark ejector seat is also present. In order to operate it, fans pull back on the rear bumper. When this occurs, the roof slides back and the seat is shot out of the car.

 

 

The attention to detail continues in the cabin as the model has functional doors, a steering wheel and an instrument cluster. In a nod to the movie, the interior also has a concealable tracking computer and a telephone that is hidden behind the driver’s side door panel.

The model measures approximately 13 inches (34 cm) long and it comes with a handful of special components. These include a special tile with an Aston Martin grille as well as a “drum-lacquered macaroni connector.”

The set will go on sale on August 1st and it will be available on the company’s website as well as in LEGO stores. Pricing varies by country, but the model costs $149.99 in the United States, $179.99 in Canada, €149.99 in Germany and £129.99 in the United Kingdom.

 

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  • AstonMartin

    Brilliant.

  • Status

    The guy in press photos is really getting it it.

  • TheBelltower

    Worst Lego car ever. It’s too small and blocky. It has to be at least…three times bigger than this!

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