StoneWars reports that online retailer electricBricks published a listing for product number 42143 earlier this week, with the codename ‘TBD Technic Ultimate Car 2022’, a piece count of 3,776 and a release date of August 2022. That would follow the LEGO Group’s biennial release pattern for Technic supercars, which began in 2016 with 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
However, the same site now claims that 42143 won’t release in August – or indeed, in 2022 at all. The set has apparently been delayed until 2023, which StoneWars speculates is likely due to a delay to the real-life car that it’s based on. There’s no suggestion of what that might be, but its part count eclipses all three previous supercars, including 42083 Bugatti Chiron and 42115 Lamborghini Sían FKP 37.
This news may also explain why the LEGO Group made a last-minute decision to postpone the retirement of 42083 Bugatti Chiron, which was originally due to leave shelves in 2021. If 42143 has indeed been delayed, it makes sense to keep a previous supercar available in the meantime.
For now, treat this story with caution, as nothing has been confirmed. But if it’s true, it’ll be interesting to see whether the LEGO Group accelerates production on a replacement model in the line-up, or just leaves Technic fans without a huge flagship set for 2022.
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