The allure of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette is undeniable for car enthusiasts and Lego fans alike. Whether you’re looking to own a real classic Corvette from the late 1950s or early 1960s or indulge in a smaller-scale Lego model, there are options now to suit different preferences and budgets. From the charm of vintage vehicles to the creativity of the Lego ‘Icon’ series, these options capture the essence of the legendary Corvette legacy.
Lego Delight of Classic Corvettes
A timeless icon with prices ranging from around $100,000 to $140,000, classic Chevrolet Corvettes from the late 1950s and early 1960s offer an authentic vintage experience. Fortunately, Lego enthusiasts can now rejoice in their miniature Corvette experience. A Lego model celebrating the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is set to release later this summer. Priced at a more affordable $150, this 1210-piece kit is designed with adults in mind, offering an engaging building experience with rewarding features.
The Lego Corvette model stands at four inches high, 12.5 inches long, and 5.5 inches wide, making it a manageable size for display. With swappable hard or open-top options, the attention to detail is evident. Clever touches in the model include a spinning radiator fan, a working tie-rod steering setup in the engine bay, and an opening hood and trunk. Inside the cabin, the Lego Corvette boasts a three-pedal arrangement, a gear shifter, and a functioning steering wheel. The kit also includes license plate stickers with Corvette logos, as well as iconic design elements like the transitional ducktail and four taillights.
Lego’s Corvette Legacy
This new Corvette model is part of the Lego Icons series and marks the fourth official Lego representation of a Corvette. In addition to the Corvette, Lego offers other classic General Motors vehicles in its current lineup. Fans can build a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 or a NASCAR Camaro ZL1, allowing them to expand their collection.
There’s some good news for all the collectors who love cars, especially vintage ones. Around 800 pedal cars are going to be auctioned through Mecum Auction, so be ready and make some room in the collection for those beauties. Other than the pedals, there’ll also be around 120 classic cars that Mecum will be auctioning.
Mecum Auction, 2022
Once known as toy cars, these cars are now ready to be auctioned as collectibles. In September 2022, around 800 pedal cars will be auctioned off. Some of those cars are 100 years old, while some still have original parts like hood ornaments or windshield frames. The AMF Red Mustang and the Hamilton Jeep Wrecker are part of the auction items. It should be noted that most of the pedal cars that are part of the auction have been repaired or repainted at some point in time. One can also get these cars as a toy for the little ones in their family, especially the cars that come with wings on their sides to give them the look of a plane. Strato-Flite pedal cars and Mack C-Cab are designed and painted in a way to make kids’ dreams come true.
Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum
One of the largest toy museums in the US, Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum, has given pedal cars from its collection for auction this year. But that’s not all that they have to offer. There are approximately 2000 items that are present in the auction from Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum. There are 120 sleds, 230 bicycles and tricycles, and ride-on toys and carriages. They also have a modified champion model turned into a remote control car with a doll driver. It’ll be a whole new experience for the kids, whereas one can also find around 120 toy cars that look and are as big as vehicles at the auction.