LEGO’s new BMW motorbike is basically its first Technic UCS set

The newly-revealed 42130 BMW M 1000 RR features a display plaque listing its tech specs, effectively making it the first-ever LEGO Technic UCS set.

Similar display plaques first appeared in LEGO Star Wars’ Ultimate Collector Series line, and have since popped up across other LEGO themes including DC and Marvel. But this is the first time we’ve seen one in a Technic set, and given everything possible to include on such a plaque for the theme’s real-world vehicles, it honestly feels long overdue at this point.

42130 BMW M 1000 RR is a great first candidate for it, though, with the plaque also handily doubling up as a display stand for the largest LEGO Technic motorbike of all time. The 1,920-piece set actually includes two different stands: one that integrates the plaque, which the LEGO Group calls a ‘display stand’, and an alternative racing stand.

While the Ultimate Collector Series badge really only belongs to the Star Wars theme – we haven’t seen it applied to sets like 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, 76139 1989 Batmobile and 76240 Batmobile Tumbler – it also means this bike would sit thematically with those sets on a LEGO display shelf, bound together by their cohesive plaques.

Click here to learn more about 42130 BMW M 1000 RR, which will be available to purchase from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from January 1, 2022.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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