LEGO Technic has debuted the McLaren Formula 1 Race Car for fans and collectors of both brands. Designed in close collaboration between engineering experts from the LEGO Group and McLaren Racing as the new Formula 1 race car was in development, the new model plays homage to the team’s 2021 season livery, while giving fans a glimpse of what they might expect from McLaren Racing’s new F1 season model.
The LEGO Technic version of the McLaren vehicle is fully modelled on the life-size version and features a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering activated from the cockpit, suspension and a differential lock.
“The partnership between the LEGO Group and McLaren continuously develops each time we get together for the next collaboration,” says Neils Henrik Horsted, Head of Product, LEGO Technic. “We never stop trying to excite and inspire our fans by pushing the limits of possibility through the technology and designs produced both on the racetrack and with LEGO building.”
James Key, Executive Director, Technical, McLaren Racing, adds: “We are excited to unveil the unique LEGO Technic model of our McLaren F1 car, a fun and engaging product that celebrates our 2021 season livery while giving fans a hands-on interpretation of the new 2022 F1 car design. This has been made possible by an agile collaboration with the LEGO Group team, who have truly embraced the spirit of our brave and bold approach to design. The final product looks fantastic, and we cannot wait to make this available to our fans.”
The 1,432-piece model measures over 13 cm high, 65 cm long and 27 cm wide and comes with sponsor stickers.
The LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car will be available globally from 1 March 2022 from LEGO.com, in LEGO stores and other retailers globally, and McLaren’s worldwide retailer network, with an RRP of 179,99€ / 179,99$ / £159.99 GBP.