Students Turn a LEGO Model Into a Life-Size Futuristic Hover Bike

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LEGO Technic threw out the instruction booklet when they transformed their BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit into something completely unique. And what does their ideal fantasy bike look like? In 603 pieces they constructed a sleek, futuristic Hover Ride concept that looks straight from the set of a sci-fi action film.

But the fun doesn't stop there. BMW took the concept and made the LEGO model come to life. And that's how we end up with a life-size replica. Students from BMW Junior Company in Munich were tasked with the project, which even required specially modified parts.

“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set,” BMW Motorrad vehicle design head Alexander Buckan said. “Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the Lego Technic stylistic idiom.”

It was a true meeting of the minds for both companies, which have traditions of innovation and creativity in their very fabric. The Hover Ride design will be on display at LEGO world in Copenhagen before returning to BMW headquarters in Munich.

Want to get creative yourself? The Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit is available for $59.99.

See how LEGO Technic and BMW came together for this fantasy Hover Ride.

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LEGO Technic: Website
BMW: Website
h/t: [design boom, Automobile Magazine]

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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