Build yourself a LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R!

19th April 2020
Laura Thomson

With motorsport cancelled and motorcycling all but advised, bikers are having a rather boring time of this lockdown. But luckily, Ducati has acknowledged the need for a motorcycle more suitable to quarantine, and joined forces with LEGO to produce a LEGO Technic Panigale V4 R.


Measuring 32cm in length, 16cm tall and 8cm wide, the miniature Panigale will boast all the features of its real-life counterpart, including a two-speed gearbox, dash, suspension and disc brakes – the first LEGO motorcycle to feature such detailed components. And with the kit comprising a huge 646 pieces, anyone will be able to feel like a miniature mechanic as they build it.

While the model will share the Ducati’s DNA – with the fire red paintwork and detailed exhaust – it will fall short when it comes to performance, with its miniature V4 engine failing to live up to the real motorcycle’s 221hp 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R unit. Similarly, you’d be waiting for quite some time for Dominic Torreto’s Fast and Furious Dodge Charger LEGO Technic to do a standing quarter mile…


Of the latest model, Aurélien Rouffiange, Senior Designer of LEGO Technic commented: “The Ducati Panigale V4 R is such an elegant icon and a masterpiece of technology. It was essential for me to include as many details and features as I could, to capture all the curves and the unique design of the Red icon, to create for the first time a functioning gearbox and steering as well as a V4 cylinder engine that spins.

“To me riding is all about the sensation you feel in connection with the road on your motorcycle. I hope that building the LEGO Technic Panigale V4 R model brings you the same excitement. Not only a play experience but also a way to learn about mechanics, power and technology. The beginning of a long journey with a lot of fun and passion.”


“We have all been children fond of LEGO bricks and I think it is easy to understand that this new licensing agreement between Ducati and the LEGO Group is like a dream come true,” added Ducati Licensing Director Alessandro Cicognani. “Two excellences that share the same values of dedication, passion and attention to detail come together to give life to a unique experience. Our hope is that the Ducati Panigale V4 R LEGO Technic can bring together, excite and entertain children and parents, but also all the fans who ride their motorbikes every day.”

While this may well be exactly what  we all need to get through quarantine, it unfortunately won’t be available until June 1st, priced at £59.99 in Ducati dealerships, LEGO stores and online. Luckily, however, we’ve put together a list of the best LEGO cars you should build right now. Goodbye money, hello LEGO Bugatti Chiron…

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