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BMW M Motorsport and LEGO Celebrate Passion for Racing

09 Mar 2024

As the anticipation for a new season in motor sports builds, BMW M Motorsport and renowned toymaker LEGO® have joined forces to bring an exciting new model set to racing enthusiasts of all ages. The collaboration has resulted in a meticulously crafted LEGO® Speed Champions set, featuring two iconic BMW M Motorsport racing cars – the BMW M Hybrid V8 and the BMW M4 GT3. With 676 pieces, this set promises an authentic build-and-play experience for collectors and the younger generation of motor sport fans aged nine and above.

Detailed Replicas for Racing Aficionados

Detailed Replicas for Racing Aficionados

The new additions to the Speed Champions series stand out as true-to-life replicas of their full-sized counterparts. With careful attention to detail, the models showcase the characteristic BMW M Motorsport paintwork, prominent diffuser elements, eye-catching spoilers, and visually striking exhaust tailpipes. The set also includes removable roofs, allowing the inclusion of racing driver figures into their respective cockpits, setting the stage for thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing in the imaginative realms of children's bedrooms. For nearly a decade, the LEGO® Speed Champions series has delighted car enthusiasts and collectors by faithfully reproducing iconic racing cars with LEGO® bricks. The BMW M Hybrid V8 and BMW M4 GT3 set continues this tradition, offering an opportunity for both young and mature audiences to experience the allure of motor sports and appreciate the engineering expertise of BMW M.

BMW M Motorsport: Back on the Big Stage

BMW M Motorsport: Back on the Big Stage

BMW M Motorsport is making a triumphant return to international prototype racing with the BMW M Hybrid V8. Having successfully completed its inaugural season in the IMSA GTP category, the electrified V8 racer is set to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). This marks a significant milestone, with the BMW M Hybrid V8 launching a new chapter in the brand's prototype racing history, precisely 25 years after the BMW V12 LMR claimed victory at Le Mans.

Additionally, the BMW M4 GT3, fielded by BMW M Team WRT, will be competing in the FIA WEC races, showcasing BMW M Motorsport's diverse presence on the international racing stage. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the BMW M Hybrid V8 cars will compete in the hypercar category, while a pair of BMW M4 GT3 racers will line up in the LMGT3 class, ensuring a strong representation across different classes and further solidifying BMW's commitment to top-tier endurance racing. 

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

AMALGAM COLLECTION REVEAL LIMITED EDITION OF 1:18 SCALE MODELS OF THE $5.1M FERRARI 812 COMPETIZIONE TAILOR MADE

15 Mar 2024
AMALGAM COLLECTION REVEAL LIMITED EDITION OF 1:18 SCALE MODELS OF THE $5.1M FERRARI 812 COMPETIZIONE TAILOR MADE

Amalgam Collection has today revealed that they have started development of a Limited Edition of 1:18 scale models perfectly replicating the unique Ferrari 812 Competizione Tailor Made that sold at auction for $5.1m in New York, last October. Limited to 250 pieces, this special Art Car edition is a celebration of the passion and artistry of Ferrari Centro Stile, and will become a much sought-after collectable, especially appealing to Ferrari’s most ardent followers who also appreciate art and design. The creative team at Amalgam anticipate that the edition of models will be completed by their artisans in Autumn 2024. Currently, models in this exceptional edition are only available to pre-order directly from Amalgam Collection.

The new Limited Edition of 250 1:18 scale models follows in the footsteps of the creation by Amalgam of a unique 1:8 scale model last year. The handcrafted 1:8 model was donated by Amalgam Collection and raised significant funding for the Ferrari Foundation, alongside the real car that fetched $5.1 million USD.

Using the original CAD data supplied by Ferrari Centro Stile, Amalgam’s artisans have been able to perfectly recreate the form and every refined detail of the livery of the unique 812 Competizione Tailor Made. The model only received the approval of Chief Design Officer Flavio Manzoni and his design team once they were fully satisfied with its accuracy of representation.

Sandy Copeman, Founder of Amalgam Collection, commented: “While our models are often described as works of art, and are indeed artistic in their creation, in truth, since they deliver the essence of the cars they represent, ultimately the beauty of our models is dependent on the beauty of the car they capture. In this instance, there is no question that both the car and models are art.”

Amalgam Reveals Special Bugatti Type 59 Edition with J.P. Wimille Figure

25 Feb 2024
Amalgam Reveals Special Bugatti Type 59 Edition with J.P. Wimille Figure

The world’s finest model makers, Amalgam Collection, today announces a special Man and Machine edition perfectly capturing Bugatti legend Jean-Pierre Wimille and the Type 59 he raced at Spa-Francorchamps, in the Belgian Grand Prix, on 14th July 1935. This special edition at 1:8 scale is limited to just five model and figure pairings, three of which have already been purchased by distinguished collectors. The model can be ordered in pristine clean pre-race condition, or patinated to reflect the post-race dust and grime.

Legoland Florida Unveils Life-Size Lego Ferrari 296 GTS

20 Feb 2024
Legoland Florida Unveils Life-Size Lego Ferrari 296 GTS

In the realm where creativity and engineering collide, Legoland Florida has raised the bar with its latest Ferrari-themed attraction - a life-size Lego replica of the Ferrari 296 GTS. Breaking away from the traditional mold of miniature Lego car models, this impressive creation is a testament to the boundless possibilities that Lego bricks can offer.

The 15-foot-long Lego Ferrari 296 GTS, showcased at the new Ferrari-themed attraction, is a masterpiece constructed entirely from Lego bricks. Unlike the small-scale Lego car models we've seen in recent years, this life-size creation is a true marvel, capturing the attention of automotive enthusiasts and Lego fans alike.