Lego is here to help BMW Motorrad fans start 2022 on the right foot.
The latest Technic set from the Danish toy giant is based on the German brand’s BMW M 1000 RR motorcycle. The 1: 5 scale model is a highly detailed recreation of one of the most important motorcycles in BMW history, the very first to carry the ‘M’ badge.
The M 1000 RR debuted in September 2020 and is based on the brand’s long-standing S 1000 RR sports bike. Prior to its introduction, the “M” badge was reserved for cars and SUVs, such as the M3 or the X5 M. Like these vehicles, the M 1000 RR has been extensively modified, including a fairing with aerodynamic winglets, a new exhaust in titanium system and an even more powerful in-line four-cylinder mill that pumps 212 horsepower. It’s a superbike, pure and simple.
Lego has managed to accurately capture the elements that make the M 1000 RR important. Comprised of 1,920 pieces, it measures 11 inches high, 18 inches long and seven inches wide (no word on its weight, unfortunately). It also has several fully functional parts, as is the trademark of the Technic line. These include a three-speed gearbox, gold chain transmission, four-piston engine, and front and rear suspensions.
âIt’s been so much fun getting into the shoes of such an important model for BMW Motorrad,â Samuel Tacchi, one of the toy company’s designers, said in a statement. “There’s a reason these beautifully designed bikes are so universally loved by the cycling community, and we’re confident our Lego Technic version is a winner like its real namesake.”
As you might have guessed, the M 1000 RR Technic model is not like the Lego sets you played with as a kid. In fact, the brand specifies that its miniature motorcycle is intended for adults. It also has a corresponding price. It will retail for $ 229.99 when it goes on sale via the Lego website January 1st.
And if your motorcycle allegiances are elsewhere, don’t worry, you can still score the Ducati Paningale V4 Technic set. And before the holidays too.