So when I was purchasing my batch of Lepin Star Wars replacement sets during the collapse of Lepin, I also opted to pick up a Tie Advanced from the same seller.

It was one of the few Lego sets I never owned, and though now may be the time with Lepin going under, I may never have a chance again.

Sadly the AliExpress seller had lied about their inventory.

They claimed everything on the site still listed was in stock and ready for immediate Well after 3 weeks and the set not shipping, and my constant chasing of them, they told me they cannot ship it as their batch was “damaged”.

I call BS here, they likely never had it and were trying to make a quick buck on panic buys.

So when I finally cornered them for a refund, they offered me any other set on the site instead, even if it cost more.

I had my eye on the Mustang for a while, but I have never collected Lego cars before, and while I am a fan of old 70’s muscle cars, I never really thought to get one in a building block variety.

But I am very glad I did.

The set is incredibly well designed and a very great recreation of a iconic piece of Detroit metal.

The set was very easy to assemble as it was properly numbered.

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Build time was only a couple hours max.

The attention to detail is amazing in this set, from the leather bucket seats

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To the unique Mustang tail lights

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From the classic Mustang grill

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To the elegant console

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One of my favorite aspects of this set though is it comes with a full conversion kit to make it either the classic car

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Or the tricked out powerhouse muscle car.

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Complete with jacked up rear suspension.

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Lego truly set the bar for car enthusiast sets with this model.

My hope is maybe we see them make a set annually like this, would love a 1969 Cuda, or a GTO Judge, maybe the classic Dukes of Hazard car. The possibilities are endless.

As for a Lepin set, this was very well made, clutch was perfect, stickers were good, and for the most part color matching was good, only 1 issue was present with the flat roof tiles that are printed.

Not a huge deal breaker, but up close it is noticeable.

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That was the only flaw I could fins in the set.

If you like Detroit metal as much as I do, do yourself a favor and pick this up, you will not be disappointed.

A near perfect 9 / 10

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