Based on the 630-part Lego Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit, engineers used the same number of mechanical parts to create the Hover Ride as a full-sized replica, complete with front wheel propellers.
It is the first Lego model to be created in co-operation with the superpower German automotive manufacturer.
The flying motorcycle exhibits innovation and tradition
Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad, Heiner Faust, said: “BMW Motorrad approached Lego Group with the idea of a collaboration because the two companies have much in common.
“They both successfully combine innovation and tradition in their brands and products, providing unforgettable experiences for young and old alike all over the world.”
BMW Motorrad’s Head of Vehicle Design, Alexander Buckan, added: “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.
“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.”
Components custom built for concept flying motorcycle
The flying motorcycle concept was built by young engineers at BMW’s Munich training centre – the project proved to be child’s play.
Components, including the front-wheel trim which was modified to form the propeller, were custom made and adapted especially for the project.
BMW engineering trainer Markus Kollmannsperger was proud of his young high flying engineers for their work on the project.
He said: “It was incredibly inspiring to see colleagues from different disciplines working with our trainees.
“Everyone involved in this project learned an awful lot.”