McLaren’s F1 car gets the Lego treatment ahead of new racing season – Robb Report
Formula 1 fans now have their own Lego car.
Ahead of the upcoming season, Lego and Formula 1 team McLaren have teamed up to create the first-ever Technic model based on an F1 car. The collaboration resulted in a miniature scale version of a Formula 1 car inspired by McLaren’s MCL35M and its stunning papaya livery.
Designed by engineers from both brands, the Technic McLaren F1 car is nothing if not detailed. For starters, there are 1,432 pieces in all, so you’re guaranteed hours of building fun. When completed, the model car will feature several key features of the region; F1 driver, featuring the complex V-6 cylinder engine, with moving pistons, steering, suspension and differential lock. Measuring over five inches high, 25.5 inches long and 10.5 inches wide, it also comes with all the sponsor decals you’ll find on the real F1 race car.
For those hoping to get an early look at the brand’s new racer, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. The release of the Technic model has led to speculation that it could be based on this year’s McLaren, the MCL36. The automaker’s racing division quashed the rumor in an email sent to Robb Report, saying LEGO’s Technic model features an image of a generic 2022-inspired car using McLaren’s 2021 livery. (So no spoilers here.)
Like other Technic sets, the F1 model’s $179.99 price tag is a lot friendlier than the cost of the real thing. You can buy it from the Lego website from March 1, shortly before the new F1 season resumes with the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on March 20. Better yet, McLaren says this year’s F1 car will be revealed on Friday. Who knows? Perhaps there will soon be two Technic McLaren F1s in the family.