With loads of working details.
If you don't like playing with Lego, it could be argued that you have no soul. Many of us grew up playing with the stuff, and as we've made our way through adulthood, the company has released more expensive and more complex builds for us to challenge ourselves with. Most recently, Lego built a life-size Lamborghini Sian, but it's the models you can fit on a coffee table that we really like. There are models of Koenigseggs and McLarens and even Ferraris, but if you prefer building something a little more rugged and a lot more ugly, Lego has just released its version of the Ford F-150 Raptor.
This is a Technic kit with numerous functional details and measures over a foot in length at 16.5 inches, living up to the larger-than-life style of the real truck. It's made up of 1,379 pieces and features opening doors, a functional hood and tailgate, and even a V6 engine with moving pistons. The chassis is suspended on working shocks and springs too, and the wheels even have a six-lug pattern just like the real truck. Another detail that truck nerds will notice is the independent front suspension and solid rear axle. The steering works too and is controlled by a small wheel on the roof for moving the toy around, but as we all know, the real fun comes from building the thing.
We like the front skidplate and bulging hood, as well as the Raptor decals and beefy rock sliders, but the best part is arguably that this is one of the few Lego kits that is actually affordable. Available for pre-order on Lego's website right now, it costs just $99.99, but if you're looking at hoarding as many models as possible for resale, don't even go there - just two per household are permitted. You will have to wait a while for the kit to arrive though, as orders will only ship on October 1st. Still, that's plenty of time to get one for the truck fan in your life that deserves a super-cool Christmas present.