We have seen how LEGO went to length to promote its products. From putting a life-size X-Wing Fighter on the snow mountain to a drivable LEGO car to the various life-size LEGO sculptures. But this time, it has gone a little farfetched with the claim of the “first LEGO model to speed of over 200 km/h) on a real car circuit.”
Yes. It is true that LEGO has taken the LEGO 42125 Technic Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51 to over 124 km/h, but it wasn’t rigged with motors. The 42125 was installed to a real Ferrari 488 GTE which Ferrari Competizioni GT Official Driver, Giancarlo Fisichella, took it to the track. Now you see why we said it is “farfetched”?
The whole campaign is almost too clickbaity, IMHO. Though special mention has to be given to the team who developed the rig that made it possible to do so without the LEGO Technic set falling apart while being “pursued” by an actual Ferrari race car.
All images courtesy of LEGO Group.