The bike features a slew of working parts, including the off-road-oriented suspension.
Lego already offers several impressive automotive kits of vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Volkswagen Beetle, and Caterham 620R, but the toy brick specialists are now moving to the two-wheeled world with a great-looking new kit of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. The set marks the first time that the company’s Technic line is partnering with a motorcycle maker.
The Technic kits have a more skeletal look than Lego’s traditionally blocky shapes, and the more exposed style lets people get a good view of the R 1200 GS Adventure’s mechanical parts. The finished model features a working suspension, shaft drive, and an adjustable windscreen. BMW’s 2.0-cylinder boxer engine even moves. The completed bike appears ready for a trek through the rough terrain in your backyard.
At 603 parts, the R 1200 GS Adventure is fairly simple in comparison to Lego’s automotive kits. For example, the 911 GT3 RS has a massive 2,704 pieces and even the recent Caterham has 770 bricks to assemble. The BMW is decently-sized when complete, though. It measures 7.1 inches tall (434 millimetres), 13 inches long (330 mm), and 3.9 inches wide (99 mm). If you need extra help putting it together, Lego’s app offers 3D assembly instructions.
Unfortunately, the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Lego Technic kit will just miss a launch in time for the holidays and will go on sale January 1, 2017. At least you’ll be able to ring in the New Year by building an impressive model. Lego hasn’t announced pricing for the set yet, but Motor1 reached out to the company for more information.
After the success of the licensed automotive kits, it’s fascinating to see Lego branch out to motorcycles. There are many more bikes that would make great models, too. We can imagine the latest MotoGP machines could look fantastic as Technic sets. Or the company could stick with the BMW partnership and release some of the German firm’s classic cycles.
Source: BMW Motorrad