When I first look at the image of the so-called “world’s first Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:1 model built with LEGO Technic bricks,” I was impressed at its realism. Alas, not the entire motorcycle was built with LEGO elements.
To be fair, LEGO did not explicitly say it was built entirely out of LEGO Technic bricks. Those sly marketers!
Anywho, to mark the availability of the LEGO Technic 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R set, LEGO engages artist Riccardo Zangelmi – Italy’s only LEGO Certified Professional – to build the fairing and installed it on an actual Panigale V4 R.
While LEGO may be just be part of the real bike, it is no small feat either – taking the artist 400 hours to complete and without the help of software.
The LEGO Technic imbued Ducati Panigale V4 R model was revealed by General Manager of LEGO Italia, Paolo Lazzarin, along with Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali and Andrea Dovizioso, official racer of Ducati Team MotoGP, on June 19 at the Circuit in Modena.
If you are interested in the scale LEGO model, you can find it selling at LEGO.com as well as LEGO Stores as we speak for US$59.99.
All images courtesy of LEGO Group.