It’s not a Porsche, but it’s a classic. Lego recently released the Aston Martin DB5 in the Speed Champions lineup to resounding applause. The car is well done with some nice touches. To start with, the wheels come with shiny, silver spoked rims. The front grill is painted on versus stickers and the car is clean lined with few Lego bumps showing. Lastly, there is a fair number of shiny silver trim pieces including the license plates.
The other nice nod to 007 is the five different license plates one can add to the car. Here is a list of the plates and their signifigance:
- BMT 216A – This is a British license plate that first showed up in movie Goldfinger.
- BMT 214A – This is a British license plate that first showed up in Goldeneye.
- 4711 EA 62 – This is a French plate that appeared in Goldfinger as part of a three plate rotating feature of the DB5. In the real world the plate would be issued in the Pas-de-Calais region of norther France
- LU 6789 – This is a Swiss plate that was also part of the three plate rotating feature from Goldfinger. Again, in the real world, the plate would be issued in the Lucerne region of Switzerland.
- A 4269 00 – This is a British plate that appeared in the movie No Time to Die.