The Caterham Seven is a super-lightweight sports car produced by Caterham Cars in the United Kingdom. It is based on the original Lotus Seven, a fun sports car sold in a do-it-yourself kit by Lotus from 1957 to 1972. A built-it-yourself car that was originally delivered without any assembly instructions to avoid the hefty tax on ready-to-run cars (it did include a disassembly instruction instead). So when our favourite build-it-yourself plastic brick company asked if we wanted to test drive the new Caterham Seven R620 LEGO Edition,
we Woody jumped on the opportunity and volunteered to take this beauty for a test drive.
The do it yourself kit arrived in the high end black boxes we are used to when exploring the LEGO Ideas sets. It would have been a nice and crazy touch if the instruction manual would have been replaced with a disassembly manual, just like the original Lotus Seven in the sixties but instead we got a box with no stickers.
Thank You, LEGO !
A nice, simple build, with some fantastic little details (who would have though of putting a whip in the engine, or use lipstick to connect the exhaust) all screaming to take this beauty for a spin.
And that is what we did this afternoon !
Taking this beauty for a spin …
The Caterham Seven is for sure Woodies new favorite car and you can expect some more road pictures from Woody in the weeks to come.
Boris & Crew.
PPS. If you are looking for a detailed review on the build experience of the Caterham Seven or want to know how many new pieces are in this set, we warmly recommend the Brothers Brick review here.