Lego has released an official Lego Technic version of the McLaren 2021 F1 car which is now available for purchase
Lego has certainly got Formula One fans drooling over its new McLaren 2021 F1 car model. The company has released other McLaren models and some F1 cars before but this is the first time that we have an official Lego Technic version of a Formula 1 car. It is designed in McLaren’s 2021 livery and features Technic touches like moving pistons in the engine, a working steering wheel, and F1’s DRS spoiler. The brand new Lego set is priced at US$ 179.99.
The Lego McLaren F1 car model is designed using ABS plastic to create details like moving pistons in the V6 engine as well as wheels that can be steered from the cockpit. The 1432-piece model is over five inches tall, 25.5 inches long, and 10.5 inches wide and comes with a sheet of sponsor stickers to complete the authentic feeling.
McLaren’s Norris and Ricciardo love the Lego model
Lego and McLaren released a short video showing Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo appreciating the plastic model’s active suspension and the inclusion of the Drag Reduction System spoiler. DRS was introduced in 2011 to make F1 races more exciting by allowing drivers a bit of a speed boost under certain circumstances. Ricciardo also playfully jokes that the toy model is just about the right size for Norris. “I would say everything would fit but your head,” Ricciardo said. Riccirado also said that, while he doesn’t want to brag, he could probably build the model in about six weeks.
Lego has released at least seven other sets based on McLaren cars. These have included the Elva, 720S, and Senna as Speed Champion (i.e., smaller, more kid-friendly sets). It also has the more complicated Technic set for the Senna GTR that was released in 2021. Lego has also released over two dozen non-Technic sets based on F1 vehicles. Many wearing Ferrari colors or Lego’s fictional Octan company.
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