LEGO Technic has unleashed â€˜the ultimate street and track champion motorbikeâ€™ with the reveal of the LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR set.Â This 1:5 scale set is a faithful replica of the supremely fast, technologically advanced BMW M 1000 RR motorbike.
The set is the latest in a partnership between LEGO Technic and BMW Motorrad and gives fans the opportunity to own the first ever BMW â€˜Mâ€™ bike, a coveted badge thatâ€™s steeped with heritage and synonymous with motorsport, engineering excellence and attention to detail.
The LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR has several key features recreated in brick. These include a new and fully functional three-speed gearbox, front and rear suspension, front steering, a gold chain, three different screen dashboard options and a printed windshield. The set also comes with a racing stand and display plate.
The accuracy doesnâ€™t stop at the design details. The 1,920-piece immersive build has been designed to follow that of the real product, giving fans a glimpse of BMW’s own production processes.
â€œItâ€™s been so much fun getting underneath the skin of such a significant model for BMW Motorrad”LEGO Group designer Samuel Tacchi
LEGO Group designer Samuel Tacchi commented: â€œItâ€™s been so much fun getting underneath the skin of such a significant model for BMW Motorrad. Thereâ€™s a reason why these beautifully engineered bikes are so universally loved by the biking community, and we are confident our LEGO Technic version is a winner like its real-life namesake.
â€œThe set has a truly authentic design, features functional yet intricate working parts, provides a challenging build and is visually stunning. Itâ€™s also the largest ever LEGO Technic bike set, and we know the building experience will be just as addictive as the adrenaline rush from taking the real thing out on the track.â€
BMW Motorrad head of brand and product Ralf Rodepeter added: â€œWhen BMW Motorradâ€™s management announced the first-ever M-developed motorcycle – the BMW M 1000 RR – everyone knew that the result was going to be something special. In the same way, the LEGO Technic team realised it would take something never-seen-before to pay true tribute to the M RR. The result is both a motorbike and a Technic model that are state-of-the-art within their respective fields.â€ The LEGO M 1000 RR set goes on sale in LEGO stores and on www.LEGO.com/BMW on 1January and other retailers on 1March for the recommended retail price of Â£174.99.