The motorcycle-inspired toy project showcases the design of the two companies

LEGO proved itself once again at being a platform for experimenting with new ideas. Initially, LEGO's Technic division set out to create a kit of BMW‘s best-selling R 1200 GS Adventure motorcycle. The toymaker worked with BMW Motorrad to make the 603-piece scale kit as authentic to the original bike as possible. As it so happens with LEGO, alternate ideas of building the kit bike started to get discussed. Some of the LEGO Technic kits allow for an alternate model to be built as a 2-in-1 option.

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The design teams from both companies worked on ideas and eventually arrived at a futuristic hover bike design. The project was taken yet another step further with the involvement of BMW Junior Company Munich, which is a junior training unit that gives young employees the chance to work on special projects.

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They were tasked to recreate the LEGO model out of full-size BMW motorcycle parts. The result is the Hover Ride Design Concept, a non-functional full-size model.

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The Hover Ride Design Concept incorporates a number of parts from the original bike, including the front wheel rim repurposed as a propeller. The photos show the bike hovering, with a bit of photoshop magic. While on its tour of LEGO and BMW sites, it is displayed on a base.

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While there's not much practical product benefit to the Hover Ride Concept on BMW's side, the project served as a skill builder exercise for young engineers, designers and model makers within the organization.

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LEGO proved itself once again at being a platform for experimenting with new ideas. Initially, LEGO's Technic division set out to create a kit of BMW‘s best-selling R 1200 GS Adventure motorcycle. The toymaker worked with BMW Motorrad to make the 603-piece scale kit as authentic to the original bike as possible. As it so happens with LEGO, alternate ideas of building the kit bike started to get discussed. Some of the LEGO Technic kits allow for an alternate model to be built as a 2-in-1 option.