Can you spot the difference?

That most beloved of kit cars – the Caterham Seven - is due to be immortalised by another beloved icon – LEGO.

The set - due to be released later his year - will enable LEGO and car fans alike to build their very own miniature version of the lightweight British sportscar.

The collaboration was initiated by Carl Greatix, a LEGO builder, who submitted his suggestion to the LEGO ‘Ideas System’. Only those ideas which receive the thumbs up from a minimum of 10,000 fans are considered production-worthy.

Mike McCoy, from LEGO, said: “Carl is known in the LEGO community for his photo-realistic models of cars, trains and aircraft. He’s perfectly captured the classic British sportscar in LEGO bricks and now you’ll be able to own one too.”

Caterham Chief Commercial Officer, David Ridley, said: “The LEGO Company is one of the most iconic toy brands in the world so to have our car recreated in the legendary bricks is an enormous honour.

“The great thing about LEGO toys is that they are timeless – it certainly isn’t just children who love it; we have a few of our team members who are avid fans despite being well into their 40s. If you know someone who has always wanted a Caterham Seven, you can now tell them you’re getting them one.”

While the retail price (and colour schemes) of the set are not yet known, you may have just found an early Christmas gift for your favourite LEGO fan.

By Tracey McBain