Today, the LEGO Group announced the upcoming LEGO #10298 LEGO Creator Vespa 125. Below is the press0-release with all the details.
Get a taste of genuine Italian style with the new #10298 LEGO Creator Vespa 125 model inspired by the iconic Vespa Piaggio. This 1,106 piece set is designed to help style lovers find a moment of mindfulness through LEGO building as they step back in time to create this elegant display piece. Measurements are as follows: over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4.5 in. (12 cm) long, and 13.5 in. (35 cm) wide.
Since 1946, entire generations dreamed of and gained their freedom astride a Vespa. After seventy-six years of history and over nineteen million scooters, Vespa is a global reference for style and technology, a legend that has surpassed its function of an easy and elegant means of commuting to become an icon of fashion and design. A global brand capable of reinventing itself without distorting its values, always staying youthful, contemporary, and inimitable.
The new LEGO model pays tribute to the original Vespa with its pastel pale blue color, one of the first colors this Italian icon was made in. Fans can further celebrate the heritage of the set by adding a classic 1960s Italian license plate and the Vespa logo.
Like the original, this model is full of beautiful details and sophisticated design touches. From a bunch of flowers in the bike’s basket and spare wheel to the removable engine cover, brick-built engine, kickstand, and working steering, this model is sure to be one that is displayed with pride in your home or office to create your own tribute to the always in style, Italian icon.
“Working with the Vespa team to create this stunning automotive masterpiece was an incredible experience. Recreating the details of the original model to celebrate the classic 1960’s Vespa was one of my favorite parts of designing this set. The set offered me a chance to step back in time and let my imagination flow while designing, and we hope the experience is the same for fans.” said Florian Muller, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group.
Marco Lambri, Head of the Piaggio Group Design Center: “Working with the LEGO Group was an extraordinary experience because it brought two dreams – the LEGO brand and Vespa – together, which have the unlimited expressive potential that they offer their fans in common. Two outstanding brands, able to span different ages, and always able to reinvent themselves because they have the capacity to unite and to build in their DNA. As designers, the challenge was to have the soft shapes of Vespa coexist with the form of LEGO bricks, a challenge I believe we met with flying colors.”
The LEGO Vespa 125 will be available from LEGO retailers, official LEGO stores, and the Online LEGO Shop from March 1st. Prices are as follows: 169.99 AUD / 129.99 CAD / 99.99 EUR / 89.99 GBP / 99.99 USD. For more details, visit the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.
This set will go great with the cute soft-yellow #10271 LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 – another Italian icon. What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Vespa? Are you planning to add it to your collection? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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