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007 Aston Martin official LEGO?

Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
LEGO tweeted this:

We’ve been thinking about creating a special Secret (Service) model that could help an agent out in a tricky situation. Any ideas? @astonmartin #LicenceToBuild

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) June 14, 2018

It's not April 1st is it?

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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    ...and it's on the front page. sorry everyone!
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 649
    Mr_Cross said:
    ...and it's on the front page. sorry everyone!
    Probably still need a forum thread for this as the conversation progresses beyond the comments thread on the main site.

    Would the general consensus of a 007 licensed Creator Expert Vehicle be correct? I'm wondering whether it would come with a minifig or not. My dream of having a system scale Live & Let Die Speedboat Chase will probably have to stay in MOC-world though.
    Mr_Cross
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,723
    I find it interesting that a Bond-themed set doesn't wander across the LEGO violence zone...

    Because it does.  And the World hasn't stopped turning.  Amazing!
    gmonkey76PapaBearMr_Crosssnowhitie
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    Maybe they feel like a Creator Expert with a 16+ on the box mitigates that somewhat. I do hope whatever spy features they include they are not to the detriment of the exterior beauty of the model.

  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,418
    edited June 2018
    ^^But it's movie fantasy violence which LEGO seems to be okay with.

    My hope is it's for a Speed Champions sub theme. Hopefully it's the start of a movie/tv show sub theme and we get many more. I wouldn't be surprised if it's only a Brickheadz figure, or how Funco Pop has the big head sticking out of a little car.
    Baby_Yoda
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 194
    I think that it's a near certainty that it'll be this years Creator Expert vehicle. Quite how much reference to Bond there'll be is another thing - I'm thinking a lot less than the teaser might make you think. Definitely no minifigure(s) as it'll be at completely the wrong scale.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 309
    What i Hope for is Full 911/Bugatti sized:

    Jag from Die Another Day on the ice
    Aston Martin DB5?
    Tim Daltons skiing Aston (License to kill?


    Or

    Speed Champion size, every vehicle and MF from each film :)

  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    SumoLego said:
    I find it interesting that a Bond-themed set doesn't wander across the LEGO violence zone...
    I do as well.  Then again, Thanos killing off half the universe is pretty violent.  Maybe this is Dr. No James Bond which is rated PG.

    colay said:
    Jag from Die Another Day on the ice
    Plz don't mention that movie ever again when it comes to 007
    SumoLegoThe_Rancor
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,514
    It is quite funny that just this year, there was this April fools joke ...


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  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,169
    gmonkey76 said:
    ...or how Funco Pop has the big head sticking out of a little car.
    Oh, lord! I've yet to see one of those south of $50AUD. You want one in Lego form? The Brickheadz haters would go ape!
    gmonkey76
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,418
    ^No I don't want, but we know how everything is Brickheadz at LEGO now. Just playing devils advocate.
    Baby_Yoda
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 321
    My Prediction. To avoid having to associate with the violence of 007, LEGO will make the Cannonball Run version of the DB5 with Seymour Goldfarb Jr. at the wheel. 
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 679
    If this JB set is a speed champions size set, i'm all over it. In fact, a series of James Bond cars would be amazing. A Lotus Esprit submarine would be ace. You could change the bits for car and sub mode. Not like the old Corgi car from the seventies with no wheels.


    Mr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    I think it might be fair enough to assume a DB5 features in the set that's being teased. I'm going predict it's minifig scale* and it comes with a Goldfinger in a golf-cart and an Oddjob to go along with it.
    I think it might also be a "test the water" set, Bond 25 is out late next year, I can see a lot of potential with 007 as a theme. The flying car from 'The Man with the Golden Gun'? The Lotus Esprit (as already mentioned)? Pierce had some BMWs which could work, is it a light blue one in Goldeneye?
    ...and we've never had a space shuttle before so I think a Moonraker could be on the cards too ;-P
    Personally, I'm hoping for six sets by next November!


    *Official LEGO James Bond/s minifigure/s are bound to be popular... right?
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,437
    A Lego Pussy Galore?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,723
    edited June 2018
    TheFew said:
    A Lego Pussy Galore?
    I forgot the less-than-attractive misogyny stigma that goes along with Bond.  I suppose I'll be more surprised if there is a licensed 007 set.

    PapaBear said:
    Thanos killing off half the universe is pretty violent.
    I suppose you can slot comic book with Star Wars fantasy violence.  James Bond very much exists in the 'real world'... with Indiana Jones.

    As long as they don't drill or refine oil.  We can't have licensing partnerships with oil companies!
    Mr_Cross
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,260
    How about the moon buggy effort from Diamonds Are Forever?
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 679
    How about the moon buggy effort from Diamonds Are Forever?
    Yes please.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 649
    I just thought of another scenario that would be picture perfect but almost certainly won't happen - The Tanker Truck sequence at the end of License to Kill - not the most Lego friendly but you could even have an instant wheelie function to avoid impending flames!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,254
    edited June 2018
    also not the most "bond" like film, it felt quite different from previous ones, but timothy dalton's bond was an interesting change. 
    the spaceship eater from YOLT is quite iconic I think, but not sure that would be the most exciting set. atlantis from TSWLM could be a good one. the ice palace too, if it wasn't one of the worst movies.
    colay said:

    Tim Daltons skiing Aston (License to kill?
    I think that was the living daylight?

    oh and, Eiffel Tower, a view to a kill :D
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    We've been getting a lot of big technic cars lately.  A DB5 with a parachute would be cool though
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    edited June 2018
    It would be cool if this meant a minifigure scale DB5. Still, officially licensed James Bond stuff seems like a bit of a stretch. Maybe they can release a DB5 like how they released the Mustang; Not a direct license of the movie car, but bears a resemblance via its color.

    However, what I’m interested in is seeing if this could be hinting at a new brand for the Speed Champions line. An Aston Martin DB5 would be a fantastic car to see, and the new Aston Martin Valkyrie would fit right in. The brand was/is a major motorsports competitor as well, so race cars, vintage or modern, wouldn’t be hard to find either. LEGO will need new brands for theme, and a supercar manufacturer with a racing pedigree is a perfect addition.
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,723
    (Can I guess it'll be a helicopter?  LEGO and 007 loves them some helicopters...)



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  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 317
    Only if it's the one with the saw from The World Is Not Enough:


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  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    Those crazy bad guys always come up with the best weapons
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 441
    Extreme long shot, but I hope it's this one:


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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,251
    If it is a DB5 then my dad will likely be getting his first LEGO set for his birthday this year.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    I've just seen a teaser image on instagram, looks fairly certain that those of you wanting the creator expert won't be disappointed.
    However, from the sillhoutte shown, I'm almost certain it's not a DB5, in fact I'd say it's more likely to be a DB9 vantage or a similar more modern incarnation of the Aston Martin... which makes the 007 reference a little more tenuous. Especially as the car is being pictured with the other creator expert vehicles.
    Bumblepants
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 317
    Can you tell us where on Instagram?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,140
    edited June 2018
    @benbacardi I assume this image.

    Looks like a page from the Chinese August Lego Store Calendar.

    Maybe a DBS or DB10, as Bond didn't drive the DB9?
    Mr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    Yes, ^ that's the one. Sorry for not including a link.
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 317
    edited June 2018
    Thanks! That either looks like the Vanquish from Die Another Day, or the DB10 from Spectre, which is most likely as it's the most recent Bond film.
    Mr_CrossBumblepants
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,514
    It is strange that it is on the Creator page, so presumably no minifigure and no James Bond cross-promotion.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    ^ unless it's not the only Aston Martin set in the works... unlikely as that seems.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,211
    DB10 from Spectre, which is most likely as it's the most recent Bond film.
    I'd go with this judging by the outline shown. Not the most memorable Bond car or film. Infact I can't even remember the gadgets it had!

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  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    Obviously if someone were to give me that car ^ or the potential LEGO incarnation, I wouldn't complain. I'd still think the DB5 and DB8&9 are nicer looking cars though... DB10 has lost something in my opinion.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    Although, the DB11 looks like it's got it back again!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    The Aston Martin Instagram just teased a new DBS unveiling so perhaps the Lego model / next Bond car will tie into it. There is always another Bond film in the pipeline right?
    Mr_CrossMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    @Bumblepants there is a new Bond film set for next Nov... this is intriguing!
    Bumblepants
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 649
    After studying it in more detail than was probably necessary, I don't think that outline resembles the DB10 at all - the large front spoiler is the giveaway for me - which is a distinct DBS feature. Besides, the DB10 wasn't particularly useful - it was driven pretty gingerly by Bond standards around Rome, didn't cause any collateral damage (besides a small dent to an old man's car) and just got bailed out into the Tiber.

    I'm hoping the next film gets back to classic car chase standards. Even Tomorrow Never Dies' car park sequence in the BMW was great fun.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,254
    not the best bond, but the 2 chase scenes were fun.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    edited June 2018
    I really hope this means that Aston Martin will be in the 2019 Speed Champions wave. Of course, if we actually get a 2019 wave, but I don’t see the theme going anywhere anytime soon, not with all the new parts they introduced and the licenses they have. They put a lot into it, and the designs have improved each year. It’s been well recieved overall, and automobile websites have even written about it.

    On that note, perhaps they are saving the DB5 for Speed Champions. Think about it, all of the vintage cars we’ve seen in Speed Champions so far are iconic cars, and the DB5 is definitely an iconic car. We got the ‘68 Mustang in dark green(sorta), so a DB5 that resembles the Goldfinger car isn’t out of the question. 

    Also, this Aston Martin would be perfect for the theme:

    And as for motorsports:

    FowlerBricks
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,251
    Would prefer the DB5
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,514
    I'd go with this judging by the outline shown. Not the most memorable Bond car or film. Infact I can't even remember the gadgets it had!

    James Bond is looking very old. Is he 070 now?
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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    The Aston Martin Instagram just teased a new DBS unveiling so perhaps the Lego model / next Bond car will tie into it. There is always another Bond film in the pipeline right?
    This, exactly this. Though, I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if we see the Aston brand continued into the Speed Champions line.

     As far as 007 tie ins go, I say go big or go home!

    Sociopathic, sexually ambiguous, genital smashing, cyber hacking super villain minifigs or GTFO!

    A Chris Walken fig would also be appreciated...
    Mr_CrossMaffyD
  • BakgrundBakgrund SwedenMember Posts: 2
    edited June 2018
    Do they usually announce new sets such as this long before release or closer to release-date? Just thinking of when we will see it.

    And yeah minifigs would be cool but I think we have never seen a minifig included in a Creator Expert car-set, so I think it is unlikely.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    There's another teaser up on instagram, it's not on LEGO's twitter feed and I haven't looked elsewhere so it might be a leak. It certainly muddies the water though, because it definitely and very strongly suggests a DB5!
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAThe_Rancor
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    But the silhouette we've seen is definitely NOT a DB5 (and almost certainly a DBS).  I'm wondering if a transcription error caused Aston Martin And the Bond People to order a classic DB5 but the kids at TLG's design team have made a DBS?  Now THAT would be funny. Other options could be (a long shot) a double car set with the classic and current Aston - Scalextric did a similar double car set a few films ago. Or, they could be recycling the original Goldfinger scene with the new Aston, Bond AND Q for nostalgics sake...
      Of course, if they release a much larger line of Astons (or Bond vehicles) all these points become moot...
    Mr_CrossBaby_Yoda
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