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Lego Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car revs up for launch

Published on: 9th February 2022

Engineering experts at the Lego Group and McLaren Racing have come together to launch the Lego Technic version of the McLaren masterpiece. 

The Lego Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car plays homage to the team’s iconic 2021 season livery, while giving fans a glimpse of what they might expect from McLaren Racing’s new F1 season model. The car is fully modelled on the life-size version featuring a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering activated from the cockpit, suspension and a differential lock.

It is the first Lego Technic incarnation of a Formula 1 car and offers racing fans a meticulous translation of McLaren’s pioneering design and cutting-edge technology that’s so crucial on-track.

This 1,432 piece model measures over 5in (13 cm) high, 25.5 in (65 cm) long and 10.5 in (27 cm) wide and comes complete with sponsor stickers to make it a display piece.

“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.

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. This has been made possible by an agile collaboration with the Lego Group team, which has 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 Lego Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car will be available globally from 1st March.

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