Following BBC Studio’s reveal back in September that it’s teaming up with The LEGO Group in coming up with a tie-in set based on its highly popular motoring show Top Gear, the latter has now officially announced this new set. The LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109) comes in at 463 pieces including 1 large motor, 1 XL motor, and 1 Bluetooth controlled smart hub. The smart hub can be operated remotely using the LEGO Technic Control+ app. The set will retail for $129 USD and will be available globally immediately after Christmas on December 26. Read on for The LEGO Group’s full press release followed by official images of the Top Gear Rally Car (42109) set.
Introducing the new LEGO® TECHNIC™ Top Gear Rally Car (42109)
First-ever LEGO Technic Top Gear collaboration revealed at LA Auto Show
Los Angeles, USA: Today, the LEGO Group revealed the first-ever LEGO® Technic™ Top Gear Set in partnership with BBC Studios. The new LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is an authentic-looking GT Rally car for ages 9 years and above and will be available globally from 26th December 2019.
LEGO Technic designers joined forces with the BBC Top Gear team to co-design the body of the car and accompanying stickers to create an ultra-realistic and fast looking racer that fans are sure to enjoy building at home.
The model is remote controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ app and contains functions such as steering, multi-touch control, and gyro control as well as different challenges and achievements to deliver a thrilling, immersive play experience. The rally car comes complete with 1 large motor, 1 XL motor and 1 Bluetooth controlled smart hub.
“It’s exciting to have collaborated with LEGO Technic on this and it’s a very natural fit for the Top Gear brand. The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car is the result of several months’ hard work from the LEGO and BBC Studios teams and we can’t wait to see it on the shelves soon” said Jason Easy, Head of Licensing UK, BBC Studios.
Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic added: “We are really excited to finally reveal the App-Controlled LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car. The car offers a challenging build for ages 9+ who are into authentic play and intrigued about how things work. The CONTROL+ app gives extensive play experience with several different play modes and exciting challenges.”