Lego Vespa 125 now available.
Kids and big kids’ toy company Lego has added the original 1960s Vespa 125 model to its range of motorcycle scale models.
It joins the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Ducati Panigale V4 R, BMW R 1200 GS and BMW boxer motorcycle engine in their two-wheeled range.
The 1106-piece pastel pale blue scooter pays tribute to the original Vespa of the 1960s with a classic Italian number plate and even a bunch of flowers in the rear basket.
Other original details include a spare wheel and removable brick-built engine cover.
The wheels, sidestand and handlebars are moving parts.
Lego Group Senior Designer Florian Muller says the model “offered me a chance to step back in time and let my imagination flow”.
The LEGO Vespa 125 is now available online, from Lego Stores and other retailers at $A169.95.
It’s no “toy” either, standing at 22cm, 12cm wide and 35cm long.
This follows other motorcycle icons in the Lego world.
The Lego Ducati Panigale V4 R costs $A100, the Harley Fat Boy is $A159.99, the BMW R 1200 GS is $A104 and BMW’s famous Boxer engine from the 1973 BMW R 90 S is about $A250 through Amazon.
All models have pieces that lock together and do not need gluing.
Toy maker Meccano has also joined the action with its licensed and generic motorcycle kits featuring the Ducati Monster 1200S and GP Desmo.