Well, I have had a ton of things going on in my life lately, and its been so bad that I couldn't even find time to start building this Lego set. I was gone all day today, but after I got home, I said to myself that if I couldn't find any time to work on the big ones, the least I could do is find a couple minutes to start working on a small one. I knew I wouldn't get it done tonight, but figured I could at least start on it, which is more than I had done so far.
Let me just begin by saying this set is truly awesome. Could it be better, absolutely, but it has a lot of little details that really keep with the Mustang heritage. To begin with, the first part of the manual tells about the history of the Mustang, and what made it so special. It talks about the history of the Mustang logo, and how it had to be redesigned to fit the places Ford wanted to use it. There are actual pictures from the assembly line in '65, a picture from the Worlds Fair, a quote from Bill Ford Jr, pictures from the sales brochure, etc. It even covers the slogan of the car that is "Designed To Be Designed By You". The section ends with a timeline of the Mustang, a breakdown of the model (including features that make the Lego model special), and a short bio on one if its designers, Mike Psiaki. Additionally, it is even personalized to include the actual German license plate/number of Senior Designer Adam Grabowski, who built one of the early concept models of the car. All very nice touches.
As most of you know, Lego sets today are broken up in bagged sections, which is a lot different from the past when all 1471 pieces got dumped in one pile. This set has 6) bagged sections to it, and I got 2) of them complete tonight. I've attached a couple pictures of it so far, and one detail I didn't expect was a mechanical screw linkage to jack up the rear of the car, '70's cockroach style. I am really looking forward to it coming together. Other details are the "POWER BY FORD" valve covers, the Mustang oil cap, the radio, and the working steering. So far its been a pretty quick build too, with a little slowdown in section 2) due to some smaller intricate features. Overall though, so far it has utilized extremely solid build concepts, which is great to see. For anyone that has put these together, you know that it is very irritating to have a sweet looking Lego set that is so fragile you can't even touch it without it blowing up.
Unfortunately I have to leave on a business trip Tuesday, and will be gone right at 2-weeks. Because of that, it might be awhile before I can post the follow up to this. Until then, even if you aren't into Lego sets, I would definitely encourage you to grab this set. It truly is pretty cool.
Last edited by mqu02; 03-23-2019 at 11:48 PM.