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1960s Piaggio Vespa 125 joins Lego’s two-wheeler catalog

Lego’s vintage Fiat 500 gets a sidekick: a 1960s Piaggio Vespa 125. Created in conjunction with the Italian scooter manufacturer, the brick-built Vespa features a surprising amount of detail, period color, plus several accessories including a spare wheel and a helmet.

The 1,106-piece set was designed for adults, according to Lego. Fully assembled, it measures 13.5 inches long, 8.5 inches high, and 4.5 inches wide, so it’s a relatively large model. Going big allowed Lego to include details like a working steering system, kickstand and luggage rack. The proportions are surprisingly precise, and there’s even room for an instrument cluster sticker behind the headlight.

One of the coolest parts of the Vespa kit is that the engine cover comes off – just like on the real thing. Removing it reveals Lego’s version of the air-cooled, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine which is linked to a moving start mechanism. The kit is not complete once the Vespa is fully assembled: it also includes a 60s helmet, a bouquet of flowers and a storage box designed for the luggage rack.

Lego’s Vespa will go on sale online and in stores tomorrow, March 1. Assigned serial number 10298, it is priced at $99 and it joins a growing list of two-wheelers that includes a Ducati Panigale V4 R with a working gearbox and a 1,920 piece BMW M1000RR. If you prefer four-wheeled Italian machines, Lego also offers an 1/8 scale Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 and a 19-inch-long Ferrari 488 GTE, among many others.

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