Coming soon, on August 1! No, not a movie—a new Lego set, featuring a build-your-own bike, a Yamaha MT-10 SP.
This is an entry in Lego’s Technic lineup, which is a bit less kid-centric, which probably helps justify the $320 price tag. Gulp. However, it is a 1478-piece set, so you’re getting a lot of Lego here, and it should keep you busy for a good long time.
The Yamaha model might be the trickiest motorcycle set that Lego has built yet (previous sets include a Ducati Panigale V4 r, BMW R1200 GS and BMW S1000 RR). As per Lego’s description: “Each detail has been considered to make this model as faithful as possible to the real-life Yamaha. Features include a 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed transmission and a chain final drive with functional front and rear suspension. Gearbox elements include a shift drum, a shift fork, a gear shift ring and a ratchet drum. The model also includes functional steering via inputs to the handlebar, a side stand and a display stand.”
That’s a lot more complicated than the original GS model, which started this series, which was only a 603-piece set, and didn’t include such tricky bits as a functional chain drive and gearbox.
To build the set, Lego includes a set of instructions through the LEGO AR app, which will show you how the bike goes together after you’ve downloaded it to your phone. Ah, the times, they are a-changin’. When you’re done, you’ll have a surprisingly accurate (considering it’s made of Lego) model of the MT-10 SP, about 25 centimetres high, 44 centimetres long and 15 centimetres wide. More details at Lego’s website here.