10298 Vespa 125 and 40517 Vespa are releasing on March 1 and while they may the debut of a partnership between the LEGO Group and Vespa, other themes have been home to scooter builds before, from Fabuland to modular buildings.
We’re highlighting a selection of these previous LEGO scooters, leading to the two upcoming official Vespa sets to recount the journey of these brick-built vehicles so far.
1976 – 212 Scooter
One of the first LEGO scooters was 212 Scooter from 1976, at a scale similar to the new 40517 Vespa. This build included two brick-built figures placed onto the red model and helps demonstrate the simplicity of older LEGO sets.
1979 – 324 Ricky Racoon on his Scooter
Moving forward to 1979, Fabuland also featured a scooter owned by Ricky Racoon. This would be an introduction to specialised scooter elements that wouldn’t be revisited until decades later in 2014.
2014 – 10243 Parisian Restaurant
10243 Parisian Restaurant included the debut of the minifigure-scale scooter brick. This element was first featured in the modular building but has since appeared in several other models such as a modified, flying version in 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens.
2022 – 40517 Vespa
Recently revealed on the official online store, 40517 Vespa will soon be available for purchase as one of two officially-licensed Vespa scooter sets launching on the same day. This smaller model includes recognisable details in the curved design as well as stickered elements for the logo and more.
2022 – 10298 Vespa 125
As easily the largest build in this list, 10298 Vespa 125 includes 1,106 pieces for a huge and intricate recreation of the vehicle and additional accessories. You can find out more about the new set in our video and written reviews.