The Lego Caterham Seven 620R gives us all the opportunity to build one of the most famous sports cars of all time – Caterham’s modern iteration of the Lotus Seven which was originally released all the way back in 1957.
The Lotus Seven was developed by Colin Chapman and his small team at the British car maker as an affordable sports car that a person could drive to the race track, spend all day racing, and then drive home at the end of the day. Nothing superfluous was fitted to the original Lotus Seven, they were astonishingly light and simple, and as such they didn’t need large engines to go quickly.
Many a high-end sports car has been trounced by Chapman’s lightweight designs, and he won multiple Formula 1 World Championships with the Lotus Formula 1 Team using the same basic engineering philosophy.
When Lotus decided to shelve the Seven