LEGO continues its love affair with iconic automobiles with the unveiling of 10271 Fiat 500, the latest in the long-running series of Creator Expert vehicles.
This 960-piece model celebrates an icon of Italian automotive history, and will be available (almost immediately!) on 1 March 2020 on LEGO.com and your local LEGO store for the price of US$89.99 / AU$139.99.
It’s amazing to have the official reveal of the LEGO Fiat 500, and have the opportunity to purchase it almost immediately!
See regional pricing and links below
- LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 [US] – US$89.99
- LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 [AUS] – AU$139.99
- LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 [UK] – £74.99
- LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 [EU] – €79.99
- LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 [CAN] – CA$129.99
Instead, the Fiat 500 is an ode to 1950s post-war Italy, with its curved, diminutive frame (designed by Dante Giacosa) to allow for as little steel used as possible.
That said, the Fiat 500 does have its role in automotive history as one of the pioneers of European small cars, and if you’ve been to Italy, you’d know how useful one of these would be to navigate the narrow cobblestone-covered laneways of the ancient country.
The car is simple adorable, with a bright canary-yellow paint job, curves all around and fun little accompaniments such as a suitcase strapped to the back, and a painting of the car on an easel.
The set is true to its history, with a black leather sun-roof (to save on using steel!), and white-rimmed wheels rounding out the package.
Like the car its based on, the LEGO Fiat 500 is small – measuring only 11cm (4”) high, 24cm (9″) long and 11cm (4″) wide.
I’ll need to have a play with the car to get a proper hands on impression, but the shape is reasonable accurate – I do think the front windshield is a little too rectangle-shaped and angular, compared to the original which has more rounded edges.
I really doubt there are massive amounts of Fiat 500 fans in the world, but I think it’s cool for LEGO to focus on a vintage car model like this.
The set’s relatively low price also means that it won’t put too much of a struggle on your LEGO budget, especially with news of another upcoming D2C Fast & Furious set, which should be aimed at more hardcore motoring enthusiasts.
To celebrate the set’s release, LEGO have also designed these 7 retrofied posters. Check out this download folder for print-quality downloads that would make awesome printed posters.
Also, if you wanted to learn more about the Fiat 500, watch this quick crash course from James May.
LEGO 10271 Fiat 500 will be released on 1 March 2020 on LEGO.com, and will also be available from LEGO Brand Retail Stores worldwide.
What do you think of the Fiat 500? Let me know if you’ll be adding this to your stable of Creator Expert cars!