Born on the Racetrack: Build at Home
The LEGO Group reveals the LEGO® Technic™ BMW M 1000 RR
Billund, December 9, 2021: LEGO® Technic™ has unleashed the ultimate street and track champion motorbike, with the reveal of the LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR set. This incredibly detailed 1:5 scale set is a faithful replica of the supremely fast, technologically advanced BMW M 1000 RR motorbike.
The set is the latest in a partnership between LEGO Technic and BMW Motorrad and gives fans the opportunity to own the first ever BMW ‘M’ bike, a coveted badge that’s steeped with heritage and synonymous with motorsport, engineering excellence and attention to detail.
The LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR has several key features recreated in brick, making it technically accurate but also aesthetically stunning. These include a new and fully functional three-speed gearbox, front and rear suspension, front steering, a gold chain, three different screen dashboard options and a printed windshield. Designed for pure enjoyment, the set also comes with a racing stand and display plate.
The accuracy doesn’t stop at the design details. The 1,920 piece immersive build has been designed to follow that of the real product, giving fans a glimpse of BMW's own production processes.
Samuel Tacchi, designer at the LEGO Group commented: “It’s been so much fun getting underneath the skin of such a significant model for BMW Motorrad. 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.
“The set has a truly authentic design, features functional yet intricate working parts, provides a challenging build and is visually stunning. It’s also the largest ever LEGO Technic bike set and we know the building experience will be just as addictive as the adrenaline rush from taking the real thing out on the track.”
Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Brand and Product at BMW Motorrad commented: “When BMW Motorrad’s management announced the first-ever M-developed motorcycle, the BMW M 1000 RR, everyone knew that the result was going to be something special. In the same way, the LEGO Technic team realised it would take something never-seen-before to pay true tribute to the M RR. The result is both a motorbike and a Technic model that are state-of-the-art within their respective fields.”
The LEGO M 1000 RR set goes on sale in LEGO stores and on www.LEGO.com/BMW on 1st January 2022 and other retailers on 1st March 2022 for the recommended retail price of €199.99 / $229.99 / £174.99.
Notes to Editors
Further product info: LEGO® Technic BMW M 1000 RR (42130)
- Age: 18+
- Model (not on a display): 27.7 cm high / 45,5 cm long/ 17cm wide
- Model on a display stand: 32.6 cm high / 45,5cm long/ 17 cm wide
- Model on a racing stand: 27.7 cm high / 46,9cm long / 17cm wide
- 1,920 pieces
- New and fully functional gearbox (3 speeds + neutral)
- Front and rear suspension
- Front steering
- Gold chain
- Three different screen dashboard options
- Printed windshield
- Supplied with racing stand and display plate – perfect for display
- Price: €199.99 / $229.99 / £174.99
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.
The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide.
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit www.LEGO.com/aboutus.
About the BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2019 was € 7.118 billion on revenues amounting to € 104.210 billion. As of 31 December 2019, the BMW Group had a workforce of 126,016 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.