LEGO celebrates Italian style with Vespa 125 set

LEGO has released a stylish Vespa 125 set, inspired by the Italian design icon the Vespa Piaggio.

The 1,106 piece set is designed to help style lovers “find a moment of mindfulness” through LEGO building as they step back in time to create this elegant display piece.

The new LEGO model pays tribute to the original Vespa with its pastel blue colour, one of the first colours this Italian icon was made in. Fans can further celebrate the heritage of the set by adding a classic 1960s Italian license plate and the Vespa logo.

The model features authentic details including a bunch of flowers in the bike’s basket and spare wheel, a removable engine cover, brick-built engine, kickstand and working steering.

“Working with the Vespa team to create this stunning automotive masterpiece was an incredible experience,” says Florian Muller, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group. “Recreating the details of the original model to celebrate the classic 1960s Vespa was one of my favourite parts of designing this set. The set offered me a chance to step back in time and let my imagination flow while designing, and we hope the experience is the same for fans.”

Marco Lambri, Head of the Piaggio Group Design Center, adds: “Working with the LEGO Group was an extraordinary experience, because it brought two dreams – the LEGO brand and Vespa – together, which have the unlimited expressive potential that they offer their fans in common. Two outstanding brands able to span different ages, always able to reinvent themselves because they have the capacity to unite and to build in their DNA. As designers, the challenge was to have the soft shapes of Vespa coexist with the form of LEGO bricks, a challenge I believe we met with flying colours.”

The LEGO Vespa 125 will be available from LEGO.com, LEGO Stores and other retailers globally from 1 March priced from 99.99 USD/EUR.

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About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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