R is a fairly lust-worthy bike. I imply, it checks all of the packing containers, proper? It is pink, Italian, loud, impossibly highly effective and quick, and has a beautiful silhouette. It is also barely road-legal, prices round $40,000 and requires extra bravery and expertise than most of us must hustle it round a observe. It is simply not one thing that is inside attain of most individuals, myself included.
So what’s a motorbike nerd like me speculated to do? Lego, the world’s largest producer of tires (by quantity, not weight) has a solution. Not solely is it completely protected (choking hazard apart) and simple to deal with, it’s going to solely set you again $70. It is the Panigale V4 R Technics equipment (half quantity 42107), and it is coming this summer time.
What do you get on your 70 hard-earned Imperial credit? A cardboard field full of 646 items and, by Lego’s estimation, hours of enjoyable. One particularly cool characteristic is that this Technics equipment marks Lego’s first use of a multispeed gearbox in a motorbike mannequin. Granted, it is solely two speeds, however come on, the entire mannequin is barely 12 inches lengthy, so what do you anticipate? Different highlights embody working entrance and rear suspension and even a bit of Lego drive chain.
Lego estimates that the equipment shall be that can be purchased as of Aug. 1 of this 12 months, however what with one factor and one other, we would not be terribly stunned to see that date get pushed. Lastly, tell us within the feedback if you would like to see Roadshow’s largest (and sweariest) Lego fanatic — Andrew Krok, natch — construct this equipment in an upcoming video!