LEGO unveils tribute to the world’s most pioneering hybrid hypercar

British supercar maker McLaren Automotive and LEGO have unveiled their latest collaboration paying tribute to the world’s most pioneering hybrid hypercar, with the introduction of the LEGO Technic McLaren P1. The McLaren P1 redefined automotive high-performance as the most technologically advanced supercar of its time.

The hypercar is recognised as a landmark both for McLaren and the development of high-performance hybrid vehicles. The engineering and technology underpinning the McLaren P1, made it a challenge for the LEGO Technic team to replicate in 1:8 scale.

Unveiled as part of the LEGO Technic Ultimate Car Concept Series, the all-new 1:8 scale LEGO Technic version consists of 3,893 elements and each car features a unique serial number which unlocks special behind-the-scenes content, it has a 7-speed gearbox with 2 shifter drums, suspension, V8 piston engine, adjustable rear wing and opening dihedral doors with advanced mechanism.

The model was created by the LEGO Technic design team in close collaboration with McLaren Automotive and both teams were focused on implementing as much cutting-edge functionality in the model as possible.

Tobias Sühlmann Chief Design Officer, McLaren Automotive said: “It’s amazing to see so many of the elements from the original P1 brought to life by the LEGO team for the LEGO Technic McLaren P1. I hope this collaboration inspires the next generation of designers and engineers to push the boundaries of automotive innovation.”

Kasper Rene Hansen, Designer, LEGO Group said: “From the exterior with aerodynamic shapes to the interior and V8 piston engine - the real McLaren P1 is an incredible car. We wanted to capture these details in the best way possible with our LEGO Technic model and we did not want to compromise in any way

“Therefore, we worked on multiple variations of the car to test different designs. We also faced a huge challenge with the iconic butterfly doors because they needed a new mechanism to stay open. It was a great experience to recreate the McLaren P1 and I’m hoping all supercar enthusiasts out there are ready to explore the details and intricacies of the real McLaren P1 in LEGO Technic form.”

The LEGO Technic McLaren P1 set will be available at www.LEGO.com/McLaren and LEGO Stores from August 1, 2024 priced at €459.99 / £399.99/ $459.99. When purchasing the set between 1 – 7 August, LEGO Insiders will receive the LEGO Technic McLaren P1 Logo as a gift with purchase.

Product Details
The LEGO Technic McLaren P1 set (42172)

  • Age: 18+

  • Price: £389.99 / €449.99

  • Pieces: 3,893

  • Product No.: 42172

  • Dimensions: Measuring over 5.5 in. (14 cm) high, 23 in. (59 cm) long and 9.5 in. (25 cm) wide

  • Available: The LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™ set will be available at www.LEGO.com/McLaren and LEGO Stores from 1 August 2024.