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Interview with Chris Stamp, designer of 007 Aston Martin DB5 and 1970 Dodge Charger

Following our past discussion of the broader Speed Champions theme, Chris Stamp, Design Manager for the range, agreed to answer some questions about the new film vehicles too.

Our conversation encompasses the origins of these additions to Speed Champions, whether including functions was discussed and how the Aston Martin and Dodge Charger were chosen.

Brickset: What prompted the introduction of these movie-inspired cars?

Chris: Looking back through the development and direction of Speed Champions, we have already expanded to include vehicles other than supercars, including the John Cooper Works buggy, Lamborghini Urus and the Ford Bronco Dakar racer. Fundamentally, the theme’s identity is collectable, IP-driven, eight-stud-side vehicles which are all in scale when displayed together. There are really no limits on what we can do, as long as they satisfy those flexible parameters.

On a personal level, I am a huge movie fan, so I have been moving towards creating these vehicles for the last three years. Also, not everyone who likes cars is interested in racing, so introducing some recognisable film vehicles felt completely natural to me. Broadening the appeal of the theme, without losing what we have already built, is never a bad thing.

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