BMW S1000-RR LEGO Technic Kit Slotted for January Debut
So you’re a budget biker.
You’ve gotten yourself a decent motorcycle – perhaps a solid Kawi Ninja 650 or a Honda CB500F – you’ve fixed it up yourself, scrounged the aftermarket for new parts, and made a hooning machine your ancestors would be proud of.
Still, every money-modest motorcyclist has the ultimate dreamboat kicking around in the peripherals – either as a screensaver on the ol’ PC, as a wallpaper on your smartphone, or in the form of a calendar to deck out the interior design of your garage.
On top of having over 1,920 individual pieces, this kit also features “fully functional components such as the three-speed gearbox, the upside-down fork and the rear swingarm with suspension, as well as the dashboard with three different display options…”
The bloody thing even has a gold-colored drive chain.
“The included paddock stand and pit board also provide authentic racing flair.”
We’re not so sure what they mean by that gearbox, especially since the real beastie features a 6-speed – but it’s apparent that LEGO has taken their interpretation of BMW Motorrad’s two-wheeled torpedo just about as far as they can.
And they did a good job, as evidenced by the comparison pic below:
Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Marketing and Product Management at BMW Motorrad, is pretty enthused about the product release:
“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. 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,” adds Samuel Tacchi, designer at the LEGO Group.
“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.”
Eager to get it under the Christmas tree?
BMW’s press release also tells us that the kit will be available “exclusively in LEGO stores and on http://www.lego.com/BMW from 1 January 2022, and from other retailers from 1 March 2022, at a recommended retail price of €199.99 / $229.99 / £174.99.”