When news started leaking of an upcoming LEGO version of 007’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 we couldn’t contain our excitement. Now we finally get to see it, and…

Does anybody know how to put uncontained excitement back where it burst forth from?

Here the thing is in all its blocky glory – and it just looks all wrong and out of proportion. Sure it’s made of wee plastic bricks, but normally the LEGO designer people perform wonders in making things represent their real world counterparts well.

Here’s a comparison with the real thing…

007 LEGO DB5

All those beautiful lines – gone!

Still, if you’re more looking forward to the iconic toys of Bond then you’ll likely be happy, as the 1/8 scale model features everything from rotating number plates to a hidden phone and beyond to a flip-top roof/ejector seat combo.

So, what do you think of it? We think we’ll be saving our $209.

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