McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Revealed

AFOLS!! Start your engines! Today The LEGO® Group reveals the McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141). It’s a busy start to the year for the Technic theme. The January 2022 sets and the BMW M 1000 RR are currently on sale in stores and online. And we just reported on the next wave sets that will release on March 1st. Bringing up the rear and gaining fast is Team McLaren in this speed demon. The McLaren Formula 1 Race Car is a stellar recreation of the famous racing vehicle with all the sponsorship logos you can handle! McLaren and LEGO® have pooled their awesome talents to create this newest collector’s set.

Images ©2022 The LEGO® Group

Here is part of the official press release:

Drivers, get ready to fuel your Formula 1 passion as you get the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Formula 1™ Race Car ready for the tracks! This impressive new model is packed with exquisite design and functionality which will be sure to steal the show in any collection.

Just like its real-life counterpart, this stunning LEGO model is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of engineering excellence.Designed in close collaboration between engineering experts from the LEGO Group and McLaren Racing as the new Formula 1 race car was in development, the new model plays homage to the team’s iconic 2021 season livery, while giving fans a glimpse of what they might expect from McLaren Racing’s new F1 season model. The LEGO Technic version of the McLaren masterpiece is fully modeled on the life-size version featuring a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering activated from the cockpit, suspension and a differential lock.

Images ©2022 The LEGO® Group

MCLAREN FORMULA 1 RACE CAR

  • SET #: 42141
  • THEME: Technic
  • COST: $239.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1432
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.17 (low-moderate value)
  • DIMENSIONS: 13cm high x 65cm wide x 27 cm deep
Images ©2022 The LEGO® Group

VROOM VROOM!

I don’t know much about F1 racing. Or any racing. Or cars for that matter. I do love a fast vehicle though, and I think this design is pretty cool. The colours stand out well. And I did learn that McClaren racing are striving for a greener approach to racing. They have pledged to combat climate change, carbon emissions in particular. No doubt a major issue in the racing world. But it’s great to know efforts are being made to make considerable improvements.

I have yet to add any Technic sets to my collection. I’m not rushing to add this one per se, but I am quite interested in the BMW. And if anyone at LEGO® wants to make an Aston Martin DB9 or F14 Tomcat, then I’m there! In the meantime, this is a pretty cool addition to the theme. But what do you think? Are you a fan of the large Technic sets? Are you a racing fan? Leave a comment below and let us know. And as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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