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    A new, special edition LEGO Speed Champions set is coming out soon! This exclusive 2016 LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT and 1966 Ford GT40 set will be available for purchase beginning March 1, 2017. Retail price will be €34.99 (£29.99). See below for the full press release!

    Designed to Inspire Tomorrow’s Racing Drivers, Engineers and Designers – Ford’s Le Mans Victories in LEGO® Bricks

    • Ford race cars that won 1966 and 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours will be available as part of the exclusive LEGO® Speed Champions range of models
    • New kit brings to life iconic Ford GT40 and today’s Ford GT race car. Minifigures, chequered flag and trophy will help to bring famous victories to life again and again
    • Designing the exclusive kit was a “dream project” for LEGO design lead Craig Callum, a former car designer who races Fords in his spare time

    COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 29, 2016 – It’s a gift 50 years in the making that could set your child on the path to becoming a racing legend. The iconic Ford GT40 and new Ford GT that won Le Mans 24 Hours in 1966 and 2016 are being brought to life in LEGO® bricks.

    The new LEGO Speed Champions set will include both cars as well as racing driver minifigures, a chequered flag and even a trophy to make it easy to recreate those history-making victories.

    “Many people in my team grew up with the legend of Ford’s history-making 1966 victory – and experienced the excitement of building and design for the first time through LEGO bricks,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “This kit is a powerful way to tell our Le Mans story, and will hopefully inspire the race drivers, engineers, and designers of the future.”

    Ford won at Le Mans earlier this year after returning to the scene of what was a historic 1-2-3 clean sweep 50 years previously. The LEGO Group worked closely with Ford’s design and licensing teams on every detail of the 1966 winning car, and the new Ford GT race car.

    “This was a dream project – with a lot of pressure. The Ford GT40 is one of the most iconic race cars of all time, and the new Ford GT is just incredible,” said Craig Callum, head of design, LEGO Speed Champions. “Designed for children, but with grown-ups fans in mind too, we know these models will be closely scrutinized for authenticity.”

    Callum, who in his spare time races a Ford Model A hot-rod, and started out as a designer of full-sized cars, helped develop ten prototypes before the final versions of each model were selected, all created from existing LEGO bricks.

    You can watch Callum assemble the new kit in record time here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbEVCyOGbW0

    The new 2016 Ford GT and 1966 Ford GT40 set will be available to order at LEGO.com/shop from March 1, 2017, with a recommended retail price of €34.99 (£29.99). A Ford Mustang set is on sale now, alongside a Ford F 150 Raptor with trailer and Ford Model A hot rod.

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    Editor’s notes

    • Le Mans 2016 race win

    The #68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line as the winner in the GTE-Pro class of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Le Mans 1966 podium sweep

    The #2 Ford GT40 Mark II driven by Bruce McLaren (NZ) and Chris Amon (NZ) took first place at Le Mans in 1966 – leading a Ford clean sweep of the three podium positions. The 1966 race was Ford’s first ever win at Le Mans, and the first of four successive victories at the iconic endurance race.

    • The 2016 Ford GT

    The ultra-high-performance Ford GT supercar is the most advanced Ford production vehicle ever, featuring the latest in lightweighting, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technology – an innovation showcase for the Ford brand.

    • The 1966 Ford GT40 Mark II

    The Ford GT40 Mark II featured a lightweight aluminium chassis, rear-wheel drive and a 7.0-litre Ford V8 engine. The car was named the GT (Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its height at the top of the windscreen in inches.

    • LEGO® Speed Champions

    LEGO Speed Champions puts children in the driver seat, as they build and race some of the most famous cars ever produced, with authentic designs and exciting accessories to inspire young imaginations.

    About Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

    Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 53,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 68,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and 8 unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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    LEGO Creation: Hennessey Venom GT Supercar

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    Forum member loxlego has created a nice representation of the Hennessey Venom GT Supercar with LEGO bricks! It took him two months to build it and the car even has suspension. Make sure to check out all the details of this awesome LEGO creation in our LEGO Forums!

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    Got a cool creation? Share it with us in the LEGO Cool Creations Forum.

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    Cyber Monday is here! LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | CanadaUK) has added new offers to their Brick Friday Weekend Sale. In addition, many new LEGO sets are now available for purchase. These include LEGO City, LEGO Batman, DC Comics Super Hero Girls, Disney and more.

    For Cyber Monday, those living in US/Canada can now get an exclusive 2017 coloring wall calendar with purchases of $75 or more. This is stackable with their existing free LEGO Snowglobe offer with purchases above $99. Free shipping on all online orders. Those living in Europe/UK can still get a free LEGO Snowglobe with purchases of £60 or more.

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    Make sure to check their LEGO Sales & Deals page as well as some countries have new Sales & Deals items added! See Sales & Deals here: US | Canada | UK

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    Brick Friday (Black Friday) 2016 is now officially here. In addition to the free exclusive LEGO Snowglobe set, LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada) will be offering many sets on sale. Sale items include 20% off the retiring soon 10218 Pet Shop, City Police Station, Star Wars Resistance Trooper Transporter and more. See all the sales items here: US | Canada

    Don’t forget that during Brick Friday Weekend (November 25-28), you can get free shipping on all online orders!

    US/Canada 2016 Black Friday Offers
    -Free Exclusive LEGO Snowglobe with purchases of $99 or more (November 25 to December 10)
    -Free shipping on all online orders (November 25-28)
    -Up to 50% off on Doorbuster Sale Items (in-stores only)
    -Free Exclusive 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar with qualifying purchases! (starts Cyber Monday on November 28)
    -Sales & Deals Items: US | Canada

    On another related note, LEGO Pirates Chess set is discounted to $41.99 USD (reg.$59.99) in United States while it is $37.49 CAD (reg.$59.99) in Canada. Savings work out to be 30% off in USA or 38% off in Canada. Its quite rare to see discounts like this in Canada!

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    Brick Friday (Black Friday) 2016 is now officially here for those living in Europe! In addition to the free exclusive LEGO Snowglobe set, LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home Europe/UK will be offering many sets on sale at 20% off. They have quite a few hard to find and LEGO exclusives on sale so definitely check it out! Sets include 76052 Batman Classic TV Series Batcave, 71016 Kwik-E-Mart, 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van and more.

    UK/Europe 2016 Black Friday Offers
    -Free Exclusive LEGO Snowglobe with purchases of £60 or more (November 25 to December 10)
    -20% off Select LEGO sets (both exclusive and hard to find!)
    -Sales & Deals Items: UK

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    Barnes & Nobles 2016 Black Friday LEGO Sale

    From November 24 to November 27, Barnes & Nobles USA will have Buy 1 Get 1 50% off select toys including LEGO. In addition, they are also offering a free $10 reward when you purchase $50 or more in gift cards.

    On items that don’t have coupon exclusions, you can also use code BNBFRIDAY16 to save 30% off one item (for online purchases).

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    Wal-Mart USA Black Friday 2016 LEGO Sale

    This year, Wal-Mart USA will be offering the following Black Friday LEGO sales. For Black Friday 2016, sales start at 6pm Thursday, November 24th. Starts all day, Thursday, November 24th for online.

    -LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack $39
    -LEGO Dimensions Level or Team Pack $14 (reg.$24.99-$29.99)
    -LEGO Classic Large Creative Box or LEGO Duplo My First LEGO Large Creative Box $30 each

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    This year for Black Friday 2016, Target America will have 40% off five LEGO sets. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday, November 25th. Head to your local Target store for best selection. You can also check stock availability online to see if it is available at your local store.

    40% off LEGO Black Friday Sale at Target ($29.99 each, reg. $49.99)

    -LEGO Super Heroes Gorilla Grodd goes Bananas 76026
    -LEGO City Space Port Training Jet Transporter 60079
    -LEGO Creator Changing Seasons 31038
    -LEGO Friends Livi’s Pop Star House 41135
    -LEGO Minecraft Creative Adventures Crafting Box 21116

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