First mentioned back in September, the LEGO Technic 42109 App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car has now been officially unveiled. In partnership with BBC Studios, the LEGO Group will release “an authentic looking GT rally car” that can be controlled using an app on December 26. Fans in the UK will pay £124.99 and fans in the USA will pay $129.00 for the set.
The BBC Top Gear team collaborated with the LEGO Technic design team to co-design the car’s body and stickers “to create an ultra-realistic and fast looking racer”. The CONTROL+ app will feature functions including steering, multi-touch control and gyro control. Challenges and achievements to unlock will encourage continued play with the car.
To power the Rally Car, the designers incorporated a large motor, XL motor and Bluetooth controlled smart hub into its 463 pieces.
“It’s exciting to have collaborated with LEGO Technic on this and it’s a very natural fit for the Top Gear brand. The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car is the result of several months hard work from the LEGO and BBC Studios teams and we can’t wait to see it on the shelves soon,” says Jason Easy, Head of Licensing UK, BBC Studios.
“We are really excited to finally reveal the App-Controlled LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car,” says Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic. “The car offers a challenging build for ages 9+ who are into authentic play and intrigued about how things work. The CONTROL+ app gives an extensive play experience with several different play modes and exciting challenges.”
42109 App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car will be released on December 26.