Vespa scooters were made initially from spare aircraft parts as an affordable but modern mode of transportation for masses in the aftermath of World War II in Italy. The most celebrated scooter now turns 75, and LEGO is celebrating the occasion with a detailed kit inspired by the classic 1960s Vespa Piaggio.
Arriving in an eye-catchy pastel blue hue – a rare one for LEGO – the LEGO Vespa 125 is going to appeal to building fans and scooter enthusiasts alike. The mindfully created, and immensely detailed model has been designed for adults as a throwback to our childhood when most of us either sat behind our dads or took the Vespa for a ride with a girl holding tightly to the waist from behind.
Detailed enough to fit alongside the LEGO technic McLaren F1 and the BMW M 1000 RR, the LEGO Vespa 125 comprises 1,106 bricks, which put together form a 13-inch long scooter that stands 8.5-inches tall in its striking blue color scheme. The Vespa model will launch on March 1, also when the McLaren and BMW sets are likely to go on sale. A motorhead with LEGO as your weakness, you should already be ready with your wallet. March is going to be an expensive month for you given all the exciting builds scheduled for launch.
As the press images give away, the entire LEGO scooter arrives in an interesting blue shade with many authentic details to tickle our memories. The model features a realistic design with two seats and a front-wheel mounted on one side. For a far more interactive design, the LEGO Vespa 125 has a removable engine cover that reveals underneath an engine built entirely from LEGO bricks. The steering and kickstand are functional, while the Vespa logo and classic 1960s Italian license plate add to the detailing. The scooter is accompanied by a flower bouquet placed in the accessory’s basket attached to the back of the scooter and a helmet for safety. LEGO Vespa 125 kit as a complete package is priced at $99.99.