As the title says; the #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper set is now available at the Online LEGO Shop. If you are a LEGO VIP member make sure you are logged in to LEGO’s website to have early access to the LEGO MINI Cooper. If you are not a LEGO VIP member, you will be able to purchase the set on August 1st. 🙂
Although we have talked about the LEGO MINI Cooper before (official press-release and preview video here: LEGO MINI Cooper Coming Soon!) here is the official description again for your convenience: Take this MINI Cooper for a nostalgic drive down memory lane! Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a fun day in the countryside!
- Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights
- Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme
- Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII
- Classic green and white color theme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes
- Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine
- Remove the roof and access the detailed interior
- Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!
- MINI Cooper measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide
The LEGO MINI Cooper turned out to be one really sweet set. I love the colors and those checkered seats, and the picnic basket is such a nice addition. If you are into larger, accurate LEGO models I think you will be really pleased with this one. As I have mentioned, it is now available at the Online LEGO Shop for LEGO VIP members. (If you are not a VIP member I would suggest you sign up; it is a free and you will receive points with each purchase, as well as perks like early access to exclusive sets.)
Also, right now with your purchase of the #10242 LEGO MINI Cooper you will also receive the mini version #40109 LEGO MINI Cooper as a freebie (pictured below): BUY MINI COOPER AT THE ONLINE LEGO SHOP
Some people got early access to the LEGO MINI Cooper and have been tinkering with the set. My favorite modification is by Eurobricks member Dirk1313 who converted his MINI Cooper into a convertible (pictured below). He also posted some comparison pictures of the MINI Cooper with the #10220 LEGO Volkswagen Camper, as well as some really cute picnic scenes: LEGO MINI Cooper Convertible at Eurobricks
And another LEGO fan, Miro, made his own mini LEGO MINI Cooper and built several different color versions. As you can see, no matter what size, the MINI Cooper is quite fun! 😀
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO MINI Cooper? Is this a set you are planning to get? Are you looking forward to get the mini version too? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- LEGO MINI Cooper Coming Soon! (press-release & video preview)
- LEGO Volkswagen Camper Mini in Every Shape & Style!
- Feelin’ the Sixties with the LEGO VW Camper!