EXCLUSIVE! LEGO Announces Unique Design Concept B-Model for 42063: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

This is exciting! Last night I got my first LEGO press release as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site. I wasn’t allowed to talk about it for a while, but here it is! You’re reading it here, first!

On January 1, this year, LEGO Technic, in partnership with BMW Motorrad released the incredible 42063: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – a stunning 603 piece model of a very striking motorbike. It’s a historic release as it was the first time a motorbike manufacturer has co-developed a LEGO Technic set. 

Well, they’re at it again – historic announcements, that is – a B-model was crafted, and was officially presented today during the LEGO World event in Copenhagen, and it’s a release like no other, as it’s futuristic. Now, if you’ve got a copy of the set, this isn’t really news, as it’s included, but it was all very mysterious. 
Well, the mystery is over. Here’s the story behind the hoverbike. It’s excellent.​

LEGO Technic and BMW Motorrad have developed the LEGO Technic Hover Ride. It was a collaborative project, and they even came up with a life-size replica. 

The life size model is travelling around to different locations in Denmark, and the “BMW Welt” in Munich, a museum and specialised building for BMW.

Also, due to The LEGO Group celebrating 40 years of LEGO Technic this year, a special printed LEGO Technic element is hidden in the set, which is an excellent surprise!

​You can read the full press release below. 

Press release: 

Getting ready to fly! LEGO Technic® BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Design Concept Hover Ride
 
· Unique design concept model – “Design Concept Hover Ride”
· Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad design teams
 
Munich, February 16th 2017 – BMW Motorrad partnered with LEGO® Technic to transform one of the best motorcycles in the world into a LEGO model. The BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure model celebrates innovative design and engineering. A pure building adventure in 603 pieces. The alternative model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set is now taking this icon one step further – into the future.
 
In a very creative and inspirational atmosphere design teams from BMW Motorrad  and   LEGO   Technic   joined   forces   and   jointly developed the
LEGO Technic Hover Ride complete with innovative functions and the signatory GS flyline allowing all fans to rebuild the BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure into a unique design concept model that removes all limits to motorcycles and allows imagination to fly without vesting technical plausibility.
 
“What would happen if we designed a bike together? What would happen if we removed all limits for the alternative model? So we set the BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic design teams a challenge, a challenge that has resulted in this amazing bike. Collaboration between our two teams was driven by passion and respect for the DNA of each other’s brands. It was fantastic to see how engaged and inspired each team was by working together, but I don’t think either of us ever imagined that this project would turn out as it did. I guess it just proves that you can create anything with LEGO Technic. Even the future”, says Andy Woodman – Senior Design Manager for LEGO Technic.
 
“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set. Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the LEGO Technic stylistic idiom”, says Alexander Buckan, Head of BMW Motorrad Vehicle Design.
 
The life-size model of this design concept Hover Ride will be presented today during the LEGO World event in Copenhagen and will travel afterwards to different locations in Denmark and the “BMW Welt” in Munich.
 
40 years of LEGO Technic
The highly detailed LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure contains not only this unique design concept model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set. There is also another surprise for collectors. As the LEGO Group is celebrating 40 years of LEGO Technic this year, a specially embellished LEGO Technic element is hidden in the set.

So, what do you think? Is it enough for you to get a copy of the set? Let me know in the comments below.

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