LEGO releases Technic McLaren F1 model car
We’ve now had our first look at the all-new McLaren Formula 1 car for the 2022 season – but if there’s anything you want to take care of until the start of the season, LEGO has created a new Technic model inspired by this season’s challenger. year .
Team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris were recently able to familiarize themselves with the toy, which was designed by experts from LEGO and McLaren working together.
While rival F1 team bosses obviously won’t be able to grasp the finer details of reality from the video and early photos, this model (LEGO ID number 42141) replicates the V6 engine of the car in brick form (with small moving pistons that Daniel and Lando seemed to enjoy in the video).
It also features working steering and active suspension, as well as full rain tyres, along with the new hubcaps that have been introduced as part of the major F1 car redesign for this year.
However, to avoid early leaks (although Lando feared he accidentally leaked his new racing suit design on Twitch before launch), this LEGO car’s livery is actually a nod to the paint design 2021 (so a slightly darker blue than this year’s edition).
Just like the recently announced Speed Champions edition of Lewis Hamilton’s 2021 Mercedes car, this LEGO Technic McLaren model went on sale today (Tuesday, March 1), a few weeks before the start of the new season.
It’s priced at £159.99 in the UK, €179.99 in Europe and $179.99 in the US – where it’s already so popular it’s only available when sold out.
You’ll be able to buy it from the official LEGO Store (both online and in the real world), as well as select retailers elsewhere, including Amazon and Hamleys. It’s 13cm tall, 65cm long and 27cm wide, if you’re looking for where to put it when you’ve finished putting all 1,432 pieces together.
James Key, who is McLaren Racing’s Executive Director for all things technical within the Formula 1 team, said: “We are delighted to unveil the unique LEGO Technic model of our McLaren F1 car, a fun product. and engaging design that celebrates our 2021 season livery while giving fans a hands-on take on the new design of the 2022 F1 car.
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“This was made possible through an agile collaboration with the LEGO Group team, who really embraced the spirit of our brave and bold approach to design.
“The final product looks fantastic, and we can’t wait to make it available to our fans.”
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