NASCAR and LEGO announced a new licensing agreement at Daytona last week. The agreement will bring a LEGO Technic model of the Gen 7 ZL1 Camaro stock car to retailers beginning March 1st. This isn’t NASCAR’s first foray into the brick model world. In 2017, Daytona Speedway hosted a LEGO display of NASCAR racing. As part of that build, LEGO invited NASCAR Xfinity driver Brennan Poole to be a part of the creativity. Because of his involvement, Poole was inducted into the LEGO Hall of Fame.
What You Need to Know:
- NASCAR and LEGO partnered to bring a brick model of the Next Gen stock car to fans of all ages.
- The first set from the licensing agreement is scheduled to launch March 1st.
- Fans are excited for another connection to the sport they are so passionate about, so we reached out to one of LEGO’s biggest fans in NASCAR.
The Daily Download caught up with LEGO Master Brennan Poole to get his take on the news.
“I’m very vocal about my love of LEGOs. During all my contract negotiations in racing, I’m always working on a big build to help distract me,” Poole says. Brennan says his best build is a town block which is displayed in his dining room. “There’s 6 different sets all combined into a city block.” It includes a movie theater.
While his best build is more suburban, the racer says his fantasty LEGO set is a mini Daytona. It would include “the infield, campers, race cars, and fans.” He also wants to see his own stock car made into a LEGO set; “It’s one of my dreams to build my own car. [One] I’ve actually raced.”
“I always say that building a race car to bring to the track every week is like one big LEGO science experiment.”
Poole believes LEGO helps “kids and new fans have a better connection to the cars when they are able to build them at home. It creates a lasting connection between the cars and the individual.”
So, does Brennan have a connection to the new Technic model? “I’ve already built one of them! They are really fun builds and my personal connection to them make them even better.”