And this one's for all the Fast and Furious fans out there...
The Fast & Furious world premiered way back in 2001, and was initially dismissed by many as just another mindless action movie.But since then, we've enjoyed 8 sequels and the franchise's cast has grown to include several A-listers, all while catapulting the original unknowns into superstardom as well.
All the Fast & Furious titles have been monumental successes.Fast & Furious is Universal Picture's largest grossing franchise of all time and currently ranks as the 9th highest-grossing franchise in the world. Put together, the movies have a combined gross sum of $5.1 billion in the international box office.
It's been almost twenty years since the original...
via: imdbFeel old yet?
So people are obviously very excited about the upcoming ninth installment.With the past movies being so damn good, Fast fans were understandably thrilled when the filming for the 9th installment officially began.
It was scheduled to be released in May 2020.Universal confirmed the new date after pushing back the original release date by a whole year. But, hey, good things come to those who wait, right?
But, earlier in March, fans of the franchise were hit by some sad news.Universal officially pushed back the release date of the upcoming film for a full year... again.
This means it won't hit screens until 2021.And the reason? The current coronavirus pandemic.
Although there has been a silver lining...Thanks in no small part to the team over at LEGO.
The popular toy company has decided to dip it's toes into the world of drag racing...And what they've come up with it utterly incredible.
The company is releasing a replica of one of the most iconic cars from the franchise......Dominic Toretto's black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.
The model consists of 1,077 pieces.
via: LEGOAnd was created in collaboration with Universal Studios.
Speaking about the announcement, Samuel Tacchi, who designed the set for Lego Technic, said this:
via: LEGO"We worked really closely with the Universal team to bring Dom's Dodge Charger to life in the most minute detail to inspire Fast & Furious fans and Lego Technic builders around the world."
It's set to alleviate some of that lockdown-boredom many of us will be having right now.
via: LEGOAnd it boasts some incredible features including the charger, which opens up its bonnet to reveal its V8 engine, as well as nitro bottles held in the trunk in the back. There's even mini a fire extinguisher at the front.
The model doesn't come cheap, however.
via: LEGOThe black 1970 Dodge Charger R/T comes with a price tag of $99.99.
When/how can you get your hands on it?
via: LEGOThe model sadly isn't available right now, but you can pre-order here. Interested in more about Fast & Furious? Keep scrolling to see why everyone is annoyed at Walmart for the "insensitive" joke they made about Paul Walker...