Don’t bother to put one on your list for Santa Claus, but come January 1, 2022, Lego stores are scheduled to start offering a 1:5-scale kit to build your own model of the BMW M 1000 RR, the first superbike from BMW Motorrad.
BMW says the kit will be available starting in March 2022 from other retailers. The MSRP is $229.99 for the “intricate set” to produce your own model of the 205-horsepower motorcycle.
The kit includes 1,920 pieces and when assembled properly produces a nearly 18-inch-long Lego version of the bike commonly known as the “M RR.”
BMW says the kit features such fully functional components as the 3-speed gearbox, the upside-down fork and the rear swingarm with suspension, as well as the dashboard with three different display options and the gold-colored drive chain.
“The included paddock wheel stand and pit board also provide authentic racing flair,” the announcement adds.
“When the management of BMW Motorrad announced the first M model on two wheels, the BMW M 1000 RR, everyone knew that it would be something special,” Ralf Rodepeter, head of marketing and product management for BMW Motorrad, is quoted. “In the same way, the Lego Technic team realized they needed to come up with something unprecedented to pay tribute to the M RR. The result is a motorcycle and a technical model that each represent the state of the art in their respective fields.”
“It’s been so much fun getting underneath the skin of such a significant model for BMW Motorrad,” said Samuel Tacchi, Lego Group designer. “There’s a reason why these beautifully engineered bikes are so universally loved by the biking community, and we are confident our Lego Technic version is a winner like its real-life namesake.”