Today, the LEGO Group revealed the first ever LEGO Technic Top Gear set in partnership with BBC Studios at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Top Gear is the world’s biggest and longest-running motoring entertainment shows, spanning 42 years. It has a following of an estimated 350 million viewers globally, across 200+ territories, making it one of the world’s most widely watched factual TV programs. The latest series of Top Gear featuring Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, and Chris Harris has been by far the best performing series of recent years, making it BBC TWO’s biggest show so far in 2019. Below is all the info we know about the upcoming LEGO Technic Top Gear set.
The #42109 LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is an authentic looking GT Rally car for ages 9+ and will be available globally from December 26, 2019. LEGO Technic designers joined forces with the BBC Top Gear team to co-design the body of the car and accompanying stickers to create an ultra-realistic and fast looking racer that fans are sure to enjoy building at home.
The model is remote controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ app and contains functions such as steering, multi-touch control, and gyro control, as well as different challenges and achievements to deliver a thrilling, immersive play experience. The rally car comes complete with one large motor, one XL motor and one Bluetooth controlled smart hub.
“It’s exciting to have collaborated with LEGO Technic on this and it’s a very natural fit for the Top Gear brand. The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car is the result of several months of hard work from the LEGO and BBC Studios teams and we can’t wait to see it on the shelves soon,” said Jason Easy, Head of Licensing UK, BBC Studios. Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic added: “We are really excited to finally reveal the App-Controlled LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car. The car offers a challenging build for ages 9+ who are into authentic play and intrigued about how things work. The CONTROL+ app gives an extensive play experience with several different play modes and exciting challenges.”
The #42109 LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car includes 463 elements, will be available on December 26th, and the price is $129.00 USD/£124.99 (pricing in other currencies is not yet available). For further details, check the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Technic Top Gear set? Is this something you are planning to get? Would you like to see other vehicles added? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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