This Real-World BMW Flying Motorcycle Concept Is Based on a Lego Kit
What started life as a project between Lego and BMW Motorrad is now a full-size hoverbike concept to be displayed at Lego World.
In late 2016, Lego and BMW's Motorrad motorcycle division released a 603-piece kit that allowed you to assemble a miniature version of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure bike. Being a 2-in-1 kit—meaning, you can reconfigure the pieces to make a completely different model—the plans also called for a futuristic hoverbike that used the model's front wheel as a propeller.
The team at BMW Motorrad apparently had so much fun with the project that they built a life-size version of the flying motorcycle, called the Hover Ride Concept, according to Autoblog. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly) it's not a working model, but it does look insanely badass, and will be making various promotional stops, including to Lego World in Copenhagen, Denmark, and to BMW's Group Research and Innovation Center Munich and the company's nearby Welt exhibition center.
If you can't make it to Welt or Lego World, you can still buy the Lego kit online for just $59.99.