BMW Motorrad and Lego Technic

Last Updated: February 28, 2017By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It’s unbelievable what you can actually make with the Lego bricks now. Small plastic bricks and other parts aren’t just for kids you know.

Take the Hover Ride Design Concept by BMW Motorrad and LEGO. If you ask us, that’s pretty damn cool. Now can you imagine that in your garage or actually driving it?

What would the perfect motorcycle look like?

“What would the perfect motorcycle look like? It needs to be fast an agile and have what it takes to take you where a car can’t drive,” said Lego Technic designer Lars Thygesen.

Five sets of the Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit was sent to BMW Motorrad byPeople at Lego Technic.

Every kit has 603 parts and has also a Telelever shaft drive, suspension, and a moving two-cylinder boxer engine. The design teams at both of the companies made the alternative Hover Ride Design Concept model with those pieces.

But that’s not the end. They will sometime in future build the amazing life sized concept ever seen here. BMW’s Group training unit, BMW Junior Company, brought the Lego Hover Ride to life and made a full-size replica.

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is the first Lego Technic model made in colaboration with a motorcycle producer we are told. A lot of the Lego parts were also modified like the front-wheel rim that was smartly used to produce a propeller.

“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set,” said   Alexander Buckan, BMW’s Motorrad car design head. “Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the Lego Technic stylistic idiom.”

The full-size model of the Hover Ride Design Concept will be presented at Lego World in Copenhagen and then goes to the BMW Group Research and Innovation Center Munich and BMW Welt.

The Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit is retailing for $59.99.

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