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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 gets a Lego recreation

Replica of Goldfinger car features 007 gadgets including passenger ejector seat

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in Goldfinger has been given an overhaul by Lego. 

The buildable classic sports car, which hit the shops yesterday, is around an eighth of the size of the original and is made up of 1,290 pieces, Evo reports. 

Lego has recreated the sports car’s sculpted body, including the chrome bumpers at the front and rear of the vehicle, using an array of curvy bricks and arches. There’s even a Lego version of the DB5’s four-litre straight-six engine under the bonnet, the magazine adds. 

The mini model, which costs £129.99, isn’t just a scaled-down version of a standard DB5. Like the car in the 1964 Bond film, which starred Sean Connery, the Lego versions features the gadgets created by the 007 franchise’s special weapons expert Q. 

The Danish toy firm has “faithfully” recreated the “canny revolving number plates”, the rear-mounted bulletproof screen and even the passenger ejector seat, says Top Gear

There’s also “axle-mounted tyre scythes” that pop out from the centre of the wheels, two machine guns mounted on the front bumper, and a telephone in the cockpit, the car site says. 

The Aston Martin DB5 is the latest model to join Lego’s growing list of real-world model cars. 

Last month, the company unveiled a buildable Bugatti Chiron. The scaled-down version of the French hypercar comprises 3,599 pieces and costs £329.99 - significantly less than the real model’s £2.1m price tag. 

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