Coming in at 1,920 pieces for £174.99 / $229.99 / €199.99, the 1:5-scale model is a replica of BMW’s first-ever ‘M’ bike, created in partnership with BMW Motorrad. Alongside a gold chain, multiple dashboards and a printed windshield, the set’s features are touted as including front steering and a new – and fully-functional – three-speed gearbox.
Better yet, the LEGO build apparently mirrors the construction process of the real thing, which is intended to give us ‘a glimpse of BMW’s own production processes’, according to the press release. It’s also a great way to get a taste of what the bike has to offer without splashing out on the real deal, which starts at £30,640. So, just a little more expensive than 42130 BMW M 1000 RR…
“It’s been so much fun getting underneath the skin of such a significant model for BMW Motorrad,” said LEGO designer Samuel Tacchi. “There’s a reason why these beautifully-engineered bikes are so universally loved by the biking community, and we are confident our LEGO Technic version is a winner like its real-life namesake.
“The set has a truly authentic design, features functional yet intricate working parts, provides a challenging build and is visually stunning. It’s also the largest-ever LEGO Technic bike set, and we know the building experience will be just as addictive as the adrenaline rush from taking the real thing out on the track.”
42130 BMW M 1000 RR includes both racing and display stands, the latter of which takes its cues from LEGO Star Wars’ Ultimate Collector Series line, with a detailed information plaque that lists the bike’s specs.
“When BMW Motorrad’s management announced the first-ever M-developed motorcycle, the BMW M 1000 RR, everyone knew that the result was going to be something special,” added BMW Motorrad’s Head of Brand and Product Ralf Rodepeter, who was presumably among the management making that announcement.
“In the same way, the LEGO Technic team realised it would take something never-seen-before to pay true tribute to the M RR. The result is both a motorbike and a Technic model that are state-of-the-art within their respective fields.”
You’ll be able to check out everything 42130 BMW M 1000 RR has to offer from January 1, 2022, when it launches exclusively at LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores. It’ll then go on sale through third-party retailers from March 1.