The LEGO Technic line doesn’t just simply go for near-authentic mechanical functions for their sets; they can also include the odd gimmick now and then. This is illustrated in the new LEGO Stunt School ad video on YouTube, which showcases the long-released Technic sets WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073), plus a special guest.
Said guest is celebrated British racer Ben Collins, who also appeared on BBC’s Top Gear both as himself (presenter) and as one of the stunt performance drivers under the collective identity of “The Stig”. The video presents him as “driving” both the WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073) sets as open-faced and tinted-helm versions of himself.
The LEGO Stunt School video depicts a boy playing with the LEGO Technic WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073) sets, with clever camera editing that makes it look like both Technic sets have Collins on the wheel. Footage of the sets in motion are real, with the models running via their pull-back motor action as they wend their way around several other Technic sets, culminating in a neat sequence demonstrating the central sets’ primary Technic stunts.
At one point the BASH! (42073) car collides with a wall, causing its engine to pop out – the other primary feature of it and its brother LEGO Technic set aside from its pull-back running function.
In interview, Ben “Stig” Collins remarked on the video, “This film was created not just for the awesome stunts but also to inspire children to think outside of the box when it comes to creative play. By showcasing my skills as LEGO’s official stunt driver, I hope to open children’s minds to the endless potential LEGO Technic offers when building.”
Collins says his children are big LEGO fans and the toy brand’s a major part of their family life. “It’s been a real pleasure to be able to combine my love of stunt driving with my love of LEGO in The Chase. I hope it inspires kids everywhere to create their very own epic stunts!”
Check out the entire LEGO Technic range at Shop@Home. None of the sets are retired yet; just out of stock if not listed as available.