McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve unparalleled dynamics, weight reduction, and aerodynamics. Designed to be the ultimate driver’s car for both road and track, the real P1™ inspired the meticulous 1:8 scale LEGO Technic version. Featuring 3,893 elements, including a functional 7-speed gearbox, V8 piston engine, and adjustable rear wing, each model offers an immersive building experience faithful to the original. Created in close partnership with McLaren Automotive, this LEGO Technic set celebrates automotive innovation and engineering excellence.

(PRESS RELEASE) BILLUND, 11-Jul-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group are excited to announce their latest collaboration: the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a remarkable tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. The McLaren P1™ is renowned for its innovative integration of advanced motorsport-derived engineering, achieving unmatched dynamics, weight reduction, and aerodynamics. Designed as the ultimate driver’s car for both road and track, the P1™ has inspired a meticulously crafted 1:8 scale LEGO Technic model.

This detailed set, comprising 3,893 elements, includes a functional 7-speed gearbox, V8 piston engine, and adjustable rear wing. Each model offers an immersive building experience that faithfully replicates the engineering marvel of the original car. Created in close partnership with McLaren Automotive, this LEGO Technic set is a celebration of automotive innovation and engineering excellence.

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Product Details
The LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™ set (42172)

  • Age: 18+
  • Price: €449.99 / £389.99 / $449.99
  • Pieces: 3,893
  • Product No.: 42172
  • Dimensions: Measuring over 5.5 in. (14 cm) high, 23 in. (59 cm) long and 9.5 in. (25 cm) wide
  • Available: The LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™ set will be available at www.LEGO.com/McLaren and LEGO Stores from 1st August 2024.

About the LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept Series
The LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept Series launched in 2016 and every other year the concept brings a special vehicle to life, where both the set itself as well as packaging has been meticulously designed. Going on the design journey of creating the next Ultimate car challenges the team to design spectacular 1:8 scale sports car models and push the limits of what’s possible. The team aims to continuously prove that with LEGO Technic it’s possible to ‘Build for Real’

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. Its products are now sold in more than 120 countries worldwide. For more information: www.LEGO.com

About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a producer of ultra high-performance, lightweight supercars. Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

Headquartered at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey, England, McLaren Automotive is driven by the challenge of creating the world’s most exhilarating, engaging and benchmark setting vehicles. Leveraging the McLaren name’s 60-year history of authentic, racing performance, it has delivered some of the most spectacular supercars ever made.

The company’s product portfolio of GTS, supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed in over 40 markets around the world. Its cars are assembled by hand at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC), based on the same campus as MTC in Woking.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis technology into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993 it designed and built the legendary McLaren F1 road car. Built around a carbon fibre chassis, it established McLaren’s supercar DNA, realised for the 21st century in 2011 with the introduction of the McLaren 12C – McLaren Automotive’s first production car.

McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™, in 2013. Launching the Ultimate Series of vehicles, P1™ was followed by the McLaren Senna in 2018 and its track-only GTR derivative followed a year later. 2019 also saw the introduction of the Speedtail hybrid hyper-GT. Its most recent Ultimate model, Elva, is the lightest McLaren road car ever.

McLaren’s LT models represent the ultimate expression of track performance in series production supercars. The name stems from the ‘Longtail’ version of the F1 GTR, introduced in 1997, and was incorporated into McLaren Automotive nomenclature in 2015 with the arrival of the McLaren 650S-based 675LT coupe and Spider. In 2018, the LT legend continued with the McLaren 570S-based 600LT. The latest chapter in the LT story was written in 2020 and 2021, with the introduction of the 765LT coupe and Spider.

Also in 2021, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura. The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first processes and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.

2022 saw McLaren announce the Solus GT, a single-seat, closed-cockpit track car which brought to life a futuristic concept that was originally created for virtual gaming.

In 2023, McLaren unveiled its lightest and most powerful series-production supercar, the 750S – a thorough development of the award-winning 720S supercar. McLaren also introduced the new GTS, replacing the McLaren GT.

The McLaren Artura Spider was revealed in early 2024 as the brand’s first high-performance hybrid convertible. Its introduction was part of a major model year uplift for the Artura nameplate, and meant McLaren’s series-production line-up of GTS, new Artura and 750S had been introduced within 12 months of each other.

McLaren Automotive also chooses to partner with like-minded, world-leading companies and organisations who push the boundaries in their respective fields. These include Ashurst, Bowers & Wilkins, Dynisma, Gulf, Monroe, Pirelli, Plan International, Richard Mille and Tumi.

About McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in high-performance supercar production and elite motorsports.

Founded in 1963 by racer, engineer and entrepreneur Bruce McLaren, the Group is formed of McLaren Automotive, which hand-builds lightweight supercars and races them in global series, including the World Endurance Championship; and a majority stake in McLaren Racing which competes in the Formula 1 World Championship, INDYCAR series, Formula E, Extreme E and F1 Academy.

The Group is globally headquartered at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.

With a reputation for innovation and technological excellence, McLaren is one of the UK’s largest independent companies.

A selection of high-resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

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SOURCE: LEGO System A/S

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