LEGO celebrates 60 years of McLaren with new Speed Champions set
Just before the release of 76918 McLaren Solus GT and McLaren F1 LM, the LEGO Speed Champions set is celebrating 60 years of McLaren.
76918 McLaren Solus GT launches on March 1, 2023, and our in-depth review is now available to read. The upcoming model was revealed earlier in the year but the LEGO Group has now revealed that the set is designed to celebrate 60 years of McLaren by recreating two of its most extreme cars.
“As 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of McLaren and our founder’s passion to create the ultimate supercars, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to come together with the LEGO Group and celebrate some of the iconic McLaren road cars whose designs were born of that vision,” McLaren chief designer Goran Ozbolt states.
“Together with LEGO Speed Champions, we have created our first ever McLaren double pack which features the iconic McLaren F1 LM and our latest track-focused hypercar, the Solus GT of which only 25 will be sold to customers and which was originally created as a video game concept car.
“Whatever age you are, you can have fun building and exploring the cars and through that, I hope we can inspire future designers and engineers who will help us look to the next 60 years and beyond.”
“We aim to inspire LEGO vehicle fans of all ages with new and unique building experiences, every time we expand the Speed Champions Collection,” says Christopher Leslie Stamp, Design Manager at the LEGO Group. “This launch is another great example of this long-standing partnership.”
A video for this partnership has also been released with Goran and the LEGO Group’s design master Søren Dyrhøj meeting at the LEGO House, which is also in the news for another reason recently.
76918 McLaren Solus GT and McLaren F1 LM launches on March 1, 2023, for £39.99 / $34.99 / €44.99.
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