Lego has added a cool new model to its lineup in the form of the 1967 Mustang Fastback.

Developed in a partnership between Ford and LEGO Group, the new Creator Expert: Ford Mustang model is made up of 1470 pieces.

The nostalgic muscle car comes complete with working steering, dark-blue bodywork, white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems, and five-spoke rims with road-gripping tyres.

Measuring over 10cm high, 34cm long and 14cm wide, the new set will give budding builders the chance to customise the all-American icon to their own specification, thanks to a collection of optional add-ons.

Options include a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank for an authentic muscle car build experience.

“There are few cars on the road that are as instantly recognisable as the Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to see the iconic car’s combination of design and heritage come through in this LEGO set,” Ford Europe’s Roelant de Waard said.

The authentic replica also allows owners to store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 6.4-litre (390 cubic inch V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing.

The rear axle of the car can be lifted for an extra-mean look, the doors can be opened and the roof panel removed to give access to the detailed interior with classic seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift.

A printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and a selection of license plates add the final touches to this extraordinary LEGO Creator Expert model.

“The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic, symbolic cars in history – and to bring this fan favourite muscle car to life in brick form, with this level of customisation, has been exhilarating,” Design Lead on LEGO Creator Expert, Jamie Berard, said.

“We can’t wait to see our LEGO and Ford Mustang fans’ own creations when they get their hands on this new set.”

The LEGO Creator Expert: Ford Mustang is available directly from LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com/fordmustang as of March 1.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.