The LEGO Group has revealed its new LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR, an 830-piece model of the real-life sportscar and the first McLaren supercar to be recreated in LEGO Technic form.
Designed to ‘provide the ultimate building thrill for those aged ten and upwards,’ the LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR comes with authentic features and design details, from a V8 engine with moving pistons to opening dihedral doors.
The replica also features the car’s aerodynamic curves and its one-of-a-kind blue paint job, all in a 32cm long model that aims to raise eyebrows and get hearts pumping.
The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR will be available globally from January 1, 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, and McLaren’s worldwide retailer network.
“Recreating a car that is so extreme to the core as the McLaren Senna GTR with LEGO Technic gave us an incredibly interesting challenge,” said Uwe Wabra, senior designer, LEGO Technic.
“This track car is not like any road car I’ve worked on before. It’s got some unique details, like its silhouettes and the awesome rear spoiler, which differentiates the building experience from others. Just like the incredible engineers at McLaren do when designing their supercars, we really pushed things to the max so the resulting model perfectly honours the art form that is the McLaren Senna GTR.”
Robert Melville, design director, McLaren Automotive, added: “The team responsible for the design of the McLaren Senna GTR worked incredibly closely with their design counterparts at the LEGO Group to capture the extreme looks, excitement and essence of such an incredible supercar for LEGO Technic builders.
“Just like the real thing, the LEGO model is packed full of incredible details from the rear spoiler to the moving pistons in the V8 engine to the dihedral doors meaning that we’re as proud of the model as we are of the real car.”
The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is the latest model to be released as part of the long-standing partnership with McLaren Automotive that started in 2015, following McLaren Senna LEGO Speed Champions set launched in 2019.
LEGO builders of all ages have so far been able to create such iconic supercars as the McLaren P1™, the 720S in 2017 and the McLaren Senna in 2019.