It was a triumphant 2021 season for the McLaren Racing Formula 1 team. Australia’s very own Daniel Riccardo tasted victory at the Italian Grand Prix and his partnership with Lando Norris resulted in a top-four finish in the Constructor Standings. So to honour past achievements while simultaneously looking toward an ever-brighter future, the new LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car has been brought to life. This impressive new model is packed with exquisite design and functionality that would impress collectors and F1 fans alike. Available from March 1, keep your browser refreshed as we have a strong suspicion these toys are going to speed off the shelves.
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Engineering experts from the LEGO Group and McLaren Racing have worked in collaboration to develop the latest model. Designed to be a full replication of the life-size model, LEGO Technic aims to pay homage to the team’s iconic 2021 season while giving fans a glimpse of what they might expect from McLaren Racings new vehicle, featuring a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering activated from the cockpit and a differential lock.
“The partnership between the LEGO Group and McLaren continuously develops each time we get together for the next collaboration. 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,” said Neils Henrik Horsted, Head of Product, LEGO Technic.
Made from 1,432 pieces, McLaren Racing lovers will uncover and master every element of the car by the time they cross the finish line. Who knows, after putting it together, you may even qualify to work in their put crew. Measuring over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 25.5 in. (65 cm) long and 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, this model isn’t exactly small, making it the perfect centrepiece for your mancave or chosen room.
James Key, Executive Director, Technical, McLaren Racing, said: “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.”
Dropping globally from March 1 on LEGO.com, LEGO stores and McLaren’s worldwide retailer network for AU$179.99, fans will be able to erect their one-of-a-kind piece of engineering excellence just in time for the start of the 2022 season, which kicks off in Bahrain on March 20.