LEGO have teamed up with Vespa to create their latest brick masterpiece, in the form of the Vespa 125. Inspiration has been drawn from the real bike, with the 1,106-piece set to be available globally from March 1.
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, the new model pays tribute to the original Vespa with its foundation pastel pale blue colour.
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 as well.
From a bunch of flowers in the bike’s basket, and a 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.
“Working with the Vespa team to create this stunning automotive masterpiece was an incredible experience,” LEGO Group’s senior designer Florian Muller said.
“Recreating the details of the original model to celebrate the classic 1960s Vespa was one of my favourite parts of designing this set.”
Piaggio Group’s design centre boss Marco Lambri described the opportunity work with LEGO as an extraordinary experience, because it brought two dream brands together.
“Two outstanding brands able to span different ages, always able to reinvent themselves because have the capacity to unite and to build in their DNA,” Marco said.
“As designers, the challenge was to have the soft shapes of Vespa co exist with the form of Lego bricks, a challenge I believe we met with flying colours.”
The LEGO Vespa 125 will be available from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers with an Australian RRP of $169.95.