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Published on November 30th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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McLaren Senna Getting The LEGO Technic Treatment

If you’re a fan of building some of the more complicated LEGO models under the Technic subbrand, you’ll be happy to hear that a new model will be available in stores starting January 2021. It’s the McLaren Senna! That’s right, 2019’s McLaren Ultimate Series car is coming to a brick store near you.

If you’re thinking there’s already a LEGO Senna out there, that one’s different. It’s a more simple ‘Speed Champions’ series product with only 219 pieces and made for those above age 7. This Technic version of the Senna is made for those aged 10+ and has 830 pieces.

Unless, of course you’re thinking of the lifesized, 1700kg LEGO Senna, in which case, no that’s also a different thing altogether.

Expect a price tag of about US$50 when this LEGO TECHNIC McLaren Senna retails on the 1st of January 2020.

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Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Today, an exciting new addition sped onto the track and supercar scene. Extreme to the core like its iconic real-life counterpart, the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Senna GTR provides the ultimate thrill for sportscar lovers and motorsport fans alike looking for their next building challenge.

Combining the McLaren’s unrivalled power and sophistication with the LEGO Group’s design precision, the 830-piece model of this track focused supercar icon makes no compromises when it comes to engineering or style. The model is the first McLaren supercar to be recreated in LEGO Technic form and is designed to provide the ultimate building thrill for those ages 10 and above. 

The McLaren Senna GTR is a car unlike any other and this awesome replica is packed with authentic features and design details that make it equally impressive.

From the V8 engine with moving pistons, beautiful aerodynamic curves, opening dihedral doors and a one-of-a-kind blue livery, this 32cm (12 inch) long model is sure to raise eyebrows and get hearts pumping whether being taken out for a spin or put admiringly on display once built.

And like every full-scale McLaren Senna GTR, its LEGO replica is designed to be built by hand.

The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR will be launched globally from January 1 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, and participating McLaren retailers, with an recommended retailer price of £44.99, 49,99€ or 49,99$.

“The team responsible for the design of the McLaren Senna GTR worked incredibly closely with their design counterparts at the LEGO Group to capture the extreme looks, excitement and essence of such an incredible supercar for LEGO Technic builders. 

“Just like the real thing, the LEGO model is packed full of incredible details from the rear spoiler to the moving pistons in the V8 engine to the dihedral doors meaning that we’re as proud of the model as we are of the real car.”
Robert Melville, Design Director McLaren Automotive.

“Recreating a car that is so extreme to the core as the McLaren Senna GTR with LEGO Technic gave us an incredibly interesting challenge. This track car is not like any road car I’ve worked on before. It’s got some unique details, like its silhouettes and the awesome rear spoiler, which differentiates the building experience from others. 

“Just like the incredible engineers at McLaren do when designing their supercars, we really pushed things to the max so the resulting model perfectly honours the art form that is the McLaren Senna GTR”
Uwe Wabra, Senior Designer, LEGO Technic.

The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is the latest model to be released as part of the long-standing partnership that started in 2015. LEGO builders of all ages have so far been able to create such iconic supercars as the McLaren P1™, the 720S in 2017 and the McLaren Senna in 2019.

The two brands are united by a drive for engineering excellence, pioneering design that makes models like this so fun to build individually or as a family.

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