The latest LEGO ICONS vehicle racing on to shelves is 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, a customisable recreation of the 1969 muscle car.
Decked out in black (the LEGO Group calls it ‘gloss black’, but it’s… black) with options for three different colours of racing stripes – red, white or grey – 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 takes the 2-in-1 approach of 10295 Porsche 911 and dials it up to 11. Like that classic white roadster, the Chevy can also be built as a hard top or convertible, and there are even two different options for headlights.
It also follows in the tyre tracks of previous LEGO ICONS vehicles, like 10265 Ford Mustang, by packing in working steering and opening doors, though that’s pretty much the extent of its functionality. The press release also points to an ‘intensely detailed engine’ under its list of ‘functional elements’, but if it’s anything like the Mustang’s (for example), it will only be for show.
LEGO Designer Sven Franic said, “With its classic lines and sleek design, the 1969 Camaro Z28 is unrivalled in its elegance – which is why it was such a wonderful inspiration for this LEGO design. By building this set, you can envision yourself at the wheel, and all but feel the rumble of the engine taking you down an open road.”