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The very first block of the DUCATI Panigale V4 R model has been revealed by DUCATI and the LEGO group. The finished product which is composed of 646 blocks centered on the DUCATI's iconic red parts, provides an exciting experience for children and adults in the world of mechanical engineering, entertainment and technology.
The DUCATI Panigale V4 R LEGO® Technic™ will be available in DUCATI dealers, in DUCATI Online Shops, and all LEGO Sales Networks from June 1st. However, the release of the product in Japan, the timing, price, etc. has not yet been determined.
From the following press release:
DUCATI and the LEGO Group are proud to reveal the latest model of the LEGO (R) TechnicTM series, the DUCATI Panigale V4 R. This is the result of a licensing agreement recently signed between the LEGO Group and DUCATI Motor Holding. This unique block model, a copycat of a DUCATI motorcycle perfectly expresses the style, sophistication and performance that has become the DUCATI brand value.
Its new set combines LEGO Technic DNA with that of DUCATI, recreating in blocks a spectacular reproduction of the Panigale V4 R, which identifies the maximum expression of DUCATI racing bikes homologated for road use, technological excellence, and Italian design worldwide. It is equipped with Desmosedici Stradale R, an engine that was born to compete in the Superbike World Championship (SBK). This engine produces a maximum output of 221ps (162kW) @ 15,250rpm (the maximum output of vehicles equipped with the AKRAPOVIC DUCATI Performance Full Racing exhaust is 234ps / 172kW @ 15,500rpm) with a displacement of 998cc. For the first time, the fun of "LEGO Build for Real" is transported from the game world to the real world.
From the thrilling roar of the engine, to the riding position when attacking the corners, and to the most breathtakingly beautiful design. If you're a rider who admires this iconic Italian engineering rig, you'll definitely to fall in love with the DUCATI Panigale V4 R LEGO(R) TechnicTM set-up. Its highlights include the innovative 2-speed gearbox developed specifically for this new LEGO model, the actual V4 engine and a front and rear suspension that remains faithful to the original. You'll be able to feel like a DUCATI official rider by reproducing the world of Grand Prix racing with this model.
For the first time, the DUCATI Panigale V4R LEGO (R) TechnicTM is a motorcycle model to be the first in the history of LEGO (R) TechnicTM to feature a gearbox that can simulate various speeds and riding techniques with its 32cm long, 16cm high and 8cm wide. In addition to its impressive feature is the sophisticated disc brakes on the front and rear, there is a steering and suspension that conveys realistic movement. The kickstand, exhaust pipe, windscreen, and instrument panel are faithfully reproduced from that of an actual motorcycle. And what is more special is that this model wears the red color that every DUCATI fan loves.
"We have all been children fond of LEGO bricks and I think it is easy to understand that this new licensing agreement between DUCATI and the LEGO Group is like a dream come true. Two excellences that share the same values of dedication, passion and attention to detail come together to give life to a unique experience" said Alessandro Cicognani, DUCATI Licensing Director. "Our hope is that the DUCATI Panigale V4 R LEGO® Technic™ can bring together, excite and entertain children and parents, but also all the fans who ride their motorbikes every day."
"The DUCATI Panigale V4 R is such an elegant icon and a masterpiece of technology" states Aurélien Rouffiange, Senior Designer of LEGO Technic. "It was essential for me to include as many details and features as I could, to capture all the curves and the unique design of the Red icon, to create for the first time a functioning gearbox and steering as well as a V4 cylinder engine that spins. To me riding is all about the sensation you feel in connection with the road on your motorcycle. I hope that building the LEGO TECHNIC Panigale V4R model brings you the same excitement. Not only a play experience but also a way to learn about mechanics, power and technology. The beginning of a long journey with a lot of fun and passion."
"Being one of the first to have built with bricks the model of an icon such as the DUCATI Panigale V4 R was exciting", stated Paolo Lazzarin, General Manager of LEGO Italia. "The set perfectly captures the spirit and design of the original thereby transforming the concept of performance: pure adrenalin racing and full control. This model is the brainchild of the partnership with DUCATI Design Center and I am convinced that LEGO fans of all ages will appreciate the attention-to-detail in this amazing motorcycle replica created by LEGO Technic."
It is indeed exciting to build a DUCATI Panigale V4 R LEGO(R) TechnicTM. Once it is started, it becomes unstoppable, and brings a great sense of accomplishment when it's done. This realistic recreation of the engine and other features will attract builders of all ages into the world of engineering. By just looking at the details and gears of the LEGO mechanism, you can see how faithfully this model recreates the actual bike.
The DUCATI Panigale V4 R LEGO(R) TechnicTM consists of 646 blocks, and is for ages 10 and up. It costs at 59.99 Euros and will be available for sale at stores carrying the LEGO brand.
However, the release of the product in Japan, the timing, price, etc. has not yet been determined.
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