As long as Lego keeps producing fantastic car and truck sets, we will keep talking about them. We are constantly looking for anything from the Swedish plastic brick company that we would love to spend an afternoon building. We already have quite the backlog building up between the McLaren Senna GTR set, the new Speed Champions sets, and the Lamborghini Sian set.
That is one of the problems with being an AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego); we are always looking at new sets before even building the ones we already picked up! Recently, we came across something that instantly earned a spot at the top of our Lego backlog. We may need to start visiting a support group.
Lego Technic Ford F-150 Raptor Truck now available
One of the first things that surprised us about this Lego Technic Ford F-150 Raptor set is that Lego was relatively quiet about its arrival. Generally speaking, when Lego releases a new vehicle Technic set licensed from an OEM, there is some type of collaborative announcement between Lego and the brand they are working with. Those announcements usually involve the Lego team building a life-sized version of the vehicle released as a set.
This time that does not seem to be the case. If we had to speculate, we think perhaps Ford did not want to draw much attention to the Ford F-150 Raptor at the moment since their efforts are focused on the new Ford F-150 Lightning EV truck instead. Perhaps there may be a Lego Technic Ford F-150 Lightning in the future? For now, we get to start with this bright orange F-150 Raptor instead. There are quite a few details to go over, so let’s dig into them.
Lego Technic Ford F-150 Raptor details
As previously mentioned, the Lego Technic Ford F-150 Raptor comes in a bright orange color meant to emulate the “Code Orange” paint available on the Raptor from the factory. The hue on the real-life truck is a bit darker than its Lego counterpart, but we’re talking about plastic versus metal here, so we can’t expect everything to translate with 100% accuracy.
The set is comprised of 1,379 individual pieces, which certainly is not a small amount, but there are a few Lego Technic vehicle sets that are much larger. When complete the Lego Technic Ford F-150 Raptor measures 6 inches high, 16.5 inches long, and 7 inches wide. At those measurements, this model is definitely going to take up a decent chunk of desk space, but we doubt anyone who buys this set will mind.
Features and functions
All four doors open on this model and the truck bed, which adds to the display possibilities. There are working suspension components at each wheel so that this model can take a little bit of weight in the back, or it can be propped up on objects to simulate rock climbing.
The front wheels can be turned via a knob on the top of the truck cab. We admit that breaks the immersion a bit, but at this scale, reaching in with fingers to turn the steering wheel on the model could be a pain.
One of the most impressive details is the working V6 engine with pistons that move if the truck is pushed.
Eager fans will have to wait a while before they build their very own miniature Ford F-150 Raptor, as this set does not release until October 1st, 2021. However, it can be pre-ordered right now on Lego’s website.
We might pre-order it when we find some space that isn’t already taken by another Lego set.