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The LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Launches on 1st March

LEGO Technic 42141 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car

Yesterday, we shared the news of LEGO’s most recent social media tease: a McLaren F1 car made out of Technic. Today, LEGO has lifted the lid on that tease and fully announced LEGO Technic 42141 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car. The good news? It’s out in just a few weeks and it’s cheaper than we anticipated. The bad news? There isn’t any!

The model has been designed in close collaboration with the McLaren team; in fact, LEGO designed the model at the same time McLaren was building its 2022 F1 car, and so this Technic model is an authentic replica.

As such, it has all the details you’d expect: there’s a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering activated from the cockpit, suspension and a differential lock.

It’s a sizeable model, too: LEGO Technic 42141 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car measures 13cm high, 65cm long and 27cm wide. That’s a big set, especially considering the reasonable price tag: when it releases March 1st, this will cost £159.99. We’d expected a price akin to the Bugatti and Lamborghini so that is a pleasant surprise.

More information about the McLaren Formula 1 Race Car can be found on LEGO’s official website. Let us know what you think of this set by commenting below.

Written by Kim

Kim has loved Lego since she was a kid, but didn't get back into the plastic bricks until her late 20s. In the last several years that love has become an obsession, and Lego has taken over her house, and her life! When she's not building Lego, she's likely to be playing video games or writing about them: she's also the co-owner of GameSpew.com. You'll also find her work over on Space and LiveScience.

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