4 YEARS IN THE MAKING
THE WORLD'S FIRST FULLY CHROME PLATED MODEL

This has been a long-standing project, one that has been very close to our hearts and a true ambition we've had for years. We're incredibly proud to say that we have finally achieved what we set out to accomplish and we're incredibly proud and excited to be able to offer this model to you, our most valued VIP members!

ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
A SPECIALISED MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Over the past 4+ years we've spent more time than we'd ever publicly admit on this project.

Tens of trials, tens of suppliers and hundreds of failed batches. We are now working closely with a factory who is able to apply a very thin, wear resistant layer of chrome to plastic parts without affecting their functionality, something that has never been done before.

EXLUSIVE TO SELECT VIP MEMBERS
LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Due to how time intensive the plating process is, we can only release 25 units of this model. With that in mind, we will be reaching out to 10 of our closest VIP members first with a dedicated invite.

The remaining units will be offered to all remaining VIP members on a first come first serve basis. If you are not a VIP member and did not receive an invite, you will unfortunately not be able to order this model.

5 colours. 5 units each.
The gumpert Apollo IE

The 1:8 scale remote controlled Apollo IE is one of the most striking cars that has ever hit the streets and is the perfect candidate for such a unique project.

Everything from its aggressive aero, sharp body angle, tri-star exhaust and even gull wing doors make this car look like it's ready to be launched into space (or that it just landed from another planet). Adding a chrome finish takes it to an entirely different galaxy.

VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs
VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs

VIP Edition Chrome Remote Controlled Gumpert Apollo IE 4448pcs

Regular price£474.99
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  • Free Worldwide Shipping
  • Detailed Paper Manual
  • Parts Grouped by Section
  • 2000+ Verified 5 Star Reviews
  • Over 90,000 Fans
  • Hassle-Free Returns

IMPORTANT: This model is available exclusively to a select group of VIP customers and is available by invite only. If you did not receive an invite via email, your order will be refunded.

Limited to 5 units for each colour. All orders will be dispatched around June 5th. Maximum one per customer.

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A note from The Block Zone team

Since 2018 we have been fascinated about the concept of a fully chromed model, something that would truly stand out and a unique finish that no other manufacturer has been able to perfect.

Why is it so difficult? There are three main issues with producing chrome parts. The first is that it's incredibly hard to chrome plate any plastic part. The second is that the chrome must be applied in such a way that it will be relatively resistant to scratches and will not rub off during the assembly process (or while handling). The third is that when adding a layer of chrome on a standard part, the part size thickens. This can cause issues during assembly with parts not fitting together correctly and not holding together. 

How did we manage? Over the past 4+ years we've spent more time than we'd ever publicly admit on this project. Tens of trials, tens of suppliers and hundreds of failed batches. We are now working closely with a factory who is able to apply a very thin, wear resistant layer of chrome to plastic parts without affecting their functionality. We were in genuine awe when we received the first batch, we couldn't believe how perfectly this was executed.

What's with the limited availability? The process of plating the parts is incredibly time intensive. Realistically we probably won't be able to produce more than 20 units per month of any fully chrome model (at least for the foreseeable future). With that in mind, we will be reaching out to 10 of our closest VIP members first with a dedicated invite. The remaining units will be offered to all remaining VIP members on a first come first serve basis. If you are not a VIP member and did not receive an invite, you will not be able to order this model.

This has been a long-standing project, one that has been very close to our hearts and a true ambition we've had for years. We're incredibly proud to say that we have finally achieved what we set out to accomplish and we're incredibly proud and excited to be able to offer this model to you, our most valued VIP members!

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Important Information About Chrome Parts

Just to get one thing out of the way: We know, the gold model pictured has a couple of green parts. Sorry about that, they weren't all ready yet when taking the photo. All parts for the gold version will be gold.

The parts are all individually checked before being packed to ensure all surfaces that will be on the outside of the model when fully assembled are immaculate. Some light microscratches may occur during shipping (although highly unlikely), however nothing deep and nothing that will stand out when the model is assembled. This is one of the key differences between these chrome parts and any other chrome part available anywhere - improved scratch resistance.

The parts are fully chrome plated on exterior surfaces (all surfaces that will be visible when the model is assembled). Some parts are not chrome plated on interior sections (where pins/axles slide in) or on rear surfaces (where it won't be visible). This is normal and intentional to preserve functionality and reduce part interference, it is not a defect.

There may be slight colour variation from part to part due to the variation in the original part material and original part colour. This is normal, very slight and should only be noticeable when unpacking the parts. Once the model is assembled nothing will stand out due to colour mismatch. Our model images are original, unedited images of the finished model so you can see the true results.

Please assemble the model with care. Do not bend any chrome parts as cracks may form. Do not use any cleaning products on the parts, soft cloths only.

You will receive the complete original model in white as well as a full chrome part pack. The chrome parts will replace the exterior white parts. When the manual asks for a white part on the exterior, use one of your chrome parts instead. 

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Model Functions & Description

 

This model is every petrolhead's dream. Take one look at the level of detail in the engine bay and you'll understand why...

Presenting the most striking car that has ever hit the streets. Everything from its aggressive aero, sharp body angle, tri-star exhaust and even gull wing doors make this car look like it's ready to be launched into space (or that it just landed from another planet).

Our 1:8 scale car perfectly translates all of these unique design aspects into a feature-packed model. This model houses what is probably the most advanced and accurate drivetrain ever fitted to a scale model. 

Approximate Dimensions: 59cm x 16cm x 26cm


Key Features:

  • 1:8 Scale
  • Over 4400 Pieces
  • Remote Controlled Drive
  • Remote Controlled Steering
  • 59cm Long 
  • Let's Be Honest - Insane Level of Detail
  • Fully Developed Drivetrain
  • V12 Engine with Rotating Pistons
  • Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
  • Opening Gullwing Doors
  • Removable Engine Cover
  • Detailed Race Interior
  • Full Aero Pack
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Custom Wheels
  • Building Instruction Booklet included in Parcel  

With free international delivery on all orders and hundreds of iconic building block sets available, you can be sure that TheBlockZone has you covered. 
TheBlockZone offers FREE tracked & insured worldwide delivery on all orders through premium couriers such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, SF Express and more.  

Orders to EU/EEA, USA, Canada, UK, Australia & New Zealand are all shipped within 5-10 working days




 

 

Please note that in order for us to minimise delivery time and to be able to keep international delivery free, we replace any original boxes of the product with a smaller, more ergonomic and more secure packaging option. Large models are shipped in plain boxes and smaller models may be shipped in padded pouches.

Please see our Shipping Information Page for more detailed shipping times by region. 

Why The Block Zone?

Free Shipping. Always.

Why complicate things with extra fees? We like to keep it simple - the price you see on the product page is the total price you will pay for the model. No shipping charges, no hidden fees, nothing. If you incur any extra shipping charges on delivery you can let us know and we will always refund these.

Secure Payment Gateway

We know it can sometimes be daunting to order something online, but never with Block Zone! We always encourage our customers to complete any online orders using PayPal. PayPal offers 180-day buyer protection, so if anything goes wrong with your order you can always recover your payment.

Years of Experience

You'll notice our official Facebook page has photos of customer builds dating back many, many years. During this time we've worked hard on building our reputation as the #1 building block model provider in the world and we plan on keeping our top spot for years to come.

This is us. This is The Block Zone.
YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS!

We are a team of enthusiastic, passionate & fun loving people who share years of experience in assembling hundreds, if not thousands of models. We're happiest when we're assembling & bringing a new creation to life and our goal is to make the latest, most unique & feature packed models available to everyone.

We never compromise on quality.
OUR QUALITY PROMISE

We 100% stand by the quality of the models we offer and the individual parts we use. If a model does not meet our high standards we don't list it on our website. It's as simple as that!

we always put our customers first.
our customers are our #1 priority

We listen. We take feedback on board. We make changes based on your feedback to continuously improve our models and the service we offer. We're ecstatic to see that over the years this has allowed us to reach an average model rating of 4.8/5 stars and we promise to continue to aim for a perfect score!

The ultimate experience.
On your marks, get set, build!

Get ready to assemble the most intricate, challenging & feature packed models you've ever come across. We can't wait to share our models with you!