The new McLaren MCL36 will also be available as a Lego model from March 1st. We're already showing you the first pictures of the Technic kit, even before the real racing car is presented to the public.
Lego has entered into many successful partnerships with automobile manufacturers in recent years. The licensed models are obviously very popular with fans. Recently, more and more racing cars have come into the focus of the Danish stone producer. A few days ago, the Mercedes W12 from the previous season was presented in a combination set with the series sports car AMG Project One.
But there will soon be another Formula 1 racer in the range. For all Lego fans who want something bigger and more detailed, the McLaren MCL36 will be available as a Technic kit on March 1st. The first pictures of the model were already published on Tuesday (February 8th) - three days before the unveiling of the real race car for the 2022 season. The Lego version at least gives a first impression of the paintwork.
Unfortunately, the scale is not sufficient for working out special technical details. But at least the kit shows a few features of the 2022 regulations. The end plates of the front wing are now triangular in shape, there are no more bargeboards and the Pirelli rain tires are mounted on large rims with hubcaps. In addition, the new channels in the underbody are indicated, which will generate the majority of the downforce in the future.
Lego McLaren for 180 euros
A small gap was left in the bonnet through which you can see the Mercedes V6 drive, the pistons of which move along when the car is pushed. The wheel suspension, the steering and the differential can also be moved. Allegedly, the Lego designers kept in close contact with the McLaren engineers in Woking, who worked on the 1:1 version at the same time, when developing the model.
The toy version ended up being 13 centimeters high, 65 cm long and 27 cm wide and consists of 1,432 individual parts. Unfortunately, many of the special details, such as the sponsor logos on the fairing, are solved by cheap stickers and are not printed directly on the parts. As is well known, the stickers wear off faster and are also not as lightfast as prints, which are a little more complex to produce. The price of 179.99 euros is relatively steep in the end.