LEGO has officially announced the release and details of the next inclusion in the large scale vehicles line – 10298 Vespa.
The set has 1,106 pieces, releasing March 1st for general sale. The set will cost US $99.99 / DE €99.99 / UK £89.99 / AU $169.99.
I’m a huge fan of these large scale vehicles, and I’m really excited to see the iconic Vespa added to the carpark!
I have to say, the shaping on this set is truly beautiful, and the colour isn’t just by chance – it’s paying homage to one of the first colours the vehicle was available in.
There’s some great extra details included – some flowers in the basket, spare wheel, removable engine cover, even a cute little helmet, this is a brilliant looking build that will sit perfectly with the rest.
I’ll let the rest of the images do the talking, with the full press release below too, as usual. I’m excited for this one!
An Italian Style Icon: The elegance of the 1960’s with the new LEGO® Vespa 125
24 February, 2022, Billund, Denmark: Get a taste of genuine Italian style with the new LEGO® Vespa 125 model inspired by the iconic Vespa Piaggio. This elegant 1,106 piece set is 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 LEGO model pays tribute to the original Vespa with its pastel pale blue colour, one of the first colours this Italian icon was made in. 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. From a bunch of flowers in the bike’s basket and 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 to create your own tribute to the always in style, Italian icon.
“Working with the Vespa team to create this stunning automotive masterpiece was an incredible experience. Recreating the details of the original model to celebrate the classic 1960’s Vespa was one of my favourite parts of designing this set. The set offered me a chance to step back in time and let my imagination flow while designing, and we hope the experience is the same for fans.” said Florian Muller, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group.
Marco Lambri, Head of the Piaggio Group Design Center: “Working with the LEGO Group was an extraordinary experience, because it brought two dreams – the LEGO brand and Vespa – together, which have the unlimited expressive potential that they offer their fans in common. Two outstanding brands able to span different ages, always able to reinvent themselves because they have the capacity to unite and to build in their DNA. As designers, the challenge was to have the soft shapes of Vespa coexist 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 globally from March 1st priced from 169.99 AUD / 129.99 CAD / 99.99 EUR / 89.99 GBP / 99.99 USD.