This Lego Ferrari F40 Video Will Bring Back Your Childhood in 60 Seconds

Hagerty assembles a Lego supercar so you don’t have to.

byBrendan McAleer|
This Lego Ferrari F40 Video Will Bring Back Your Childhood in 60 Seconds

It's basically an espresso shot of Eighties nostalgia: an eight-bit soundtrack, everybody's favorite Danish building toy and a rosso-red Ferrari F40. If the Lego scale model of Enzo’s last personally approved Maranello stallion wasn't on your Christmas list before, video of a sub-minute build will have you jotting it down with triple underlining and four exclamation points.

Brought to you by Hagerty, the classic-car insurance company, the time-lapse video shows the 1,158-piece F40 brickset coming together like a Minecraft project, quickly growing from a bare chassis and engine to blocky tribute car ready for desktop display. Hagerty ordinarily deals in full-size vehicles, but there's something about Lego that makes it the perfect medium for gearheads of all ages. Lego has tucked all sorts of clever little solutions to the Pininfarina's curves into the build.

Without the magic of stop-motion video, assembling the Lego F40 will require a couple of hours at least. For kids who grew up with the blocks—those who got the inside joke of Benny the Spaceman's broken helmet in The Lego Movie—it’s a trip down memory lane. Add in the bleeps and bloops of background music that sounds cribbed from The Duel: Test Drive II, and it takes less than a minute to make you grin like a kid again.

Besides the Ferrari, this year's Lego Christmas catalog will let you build a Mercedes-Benz Arocs rig with a working crane, display models of a Mini Cooper or a VW camper van, or minifigure versions of the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.