With Universal Pictures launching the marketing campaign for the latest instalment in the blockbuster movie series, The LEGO Group has announced a new partnership with the Fast & Furious franchise, which will launch with a new LEGO Technic set based upon the hit films (rumoured to be Brian O’Conner’s 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS from 2001’s The Fast and the Furious).
“The Fast & Furious saga continues its blockbuster growth in fun, new ways – with video games, a new animated series and now in the construction toy segment,” said Joe Lawandus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Toys and Hardlines, Universal Brand Development. “Fans across generations will love building the Fast & Furious car of their dreams with this LEGO Technic set.”
“The LEGO Technic brand with its authenticity and attention to detail and the action packed Fast & Furious franchise are a great match. Both franchises are known for creativity and cool cars so we are really excited to work with Universal on this awesome product that both LEGO Technic and Fast & Furious fans are going to love to build,” added Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Inbound & Entertainment Licensing at the LEGO Group.
The first LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set is scheduled for release on April 27th 2020.
Fast & Furious 9 sees Justin Lin directing series veterans Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, along with franchise newcomers John Cena (Bumblebee), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Anna Sawai (Ninja Assassin), Vinnie Bennett (Ghost in the Shell), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cardi B (Hustlers), MMA fighter Francis Ngannou, and singer Ozuna.