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Lego is doing a brick version of Ayrton Senna’s famous McLaren MP4/4

We want one, please!

Longtime Formula 1 fans will kill for this toy. PHOTO FROM LEGO

Few Formula 1 drivers are more famous and are more fondly remembered than Ayrton Senna, and few cars from the sport are more iconic than the red-and-white McLaren MP4/4.

Lego is now bringing out a brick-based homage to this unforgettable motorsport duo, and it looks fantastic.

Available for preorder and due to hit shelves in March, the model will be part of the Lego Icons range and consists of 693 parts. It comes complete with a stand, and its design is as close to the original as the Danish brick-makers could get itsans the tobacco adverts, of course, as those aren’t allowed anymore.

A fine middle ground of detail between the Technic and the Speed Champions playsets. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

Fitted with slicks, functioning steering, and suspensionas well as a recreation of the ferocious RA168E 1.5-liter V6 turbo engineit also features an adjustable rear wing, which is probably the only aspect of it not true to the original. After all, DRS wasn’t invented when the famous Brazilian sat behind the wheel.

On the subject of which, the pièce de resistance of this model is the Aytron Senna Minifigure that comes with it. Standing on its own little plinth, it depicts the famous driver with his distinctive yellow-and-green helmet in one hand, and a trophy in the other.

On the base of it is a little picture card with an image of Senna next to one of his most famous quotes: “No matter what your dream is, you have to dedicate yourself entirely to it.”

If you see this toy on the shelf and don’t go for it, you aren’t a true fan. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

Clearly not really designed to be played with by children’s hands, and instead meant to be displayed and admired while carefully placed on a shelf, the McLaren MP4/4 and Ayrton Senna set is priced at €79.99 (P4,800) in the European market, and will hopefully also find its way to shops in the Philippines soon.

After all, the legend that is Ayrton Senna is a truly global one, and we’d love to have this model in our office.

Frank Schuengel

Frank is a German e-commerce executive who loves his wife, a Filipina, so much he decided to base himself in Manila. He has interesting thoughts on Philippine motoring. He writes the aptly named ‘Frankly’ column.