The Lego Technic R1200 GS Hover Bike By BMW
Who Wants A BMW Hoverbike Like This Lego Inspired Model?
Updated August 19, 2018
Working for Lego is probably one of the greatest jobs of all time. Working for BMW Motorrad, however, is even better. Around Christmas time in 2016, BMW and Lego teamed up to produce a cool toy: a Lego Technic version of the legendary BMW R1200 GS. It was great, we love a good model, and we love a bit of Lego. And the great thing with Lego is that you can do so much more than follow the basic instructions. In fact, the R1200 GS toy had plenty of customization options, and one of them turned it into a rather fun looking hover bike. And that’s where the story would normally end.
This BMW Hoverbike takes the idea one step further. While it was all very neat that Lego enthusiasts could convert the wheels into hover-style fans, BMW had a team of trainees that needed a project to occupy them. So, the “Hover Ride Concept Design” project was born. Basically, BMW have an trainee division called the BMW Junior Company, and these trainees are given some very cool tasks to do. Some of their tasks are entrepreneurial, some of them concept based, but this was is probably the coolest we’ve heard of. They were tasked with turning the Lego Hover Bike model into a full-sized thing. It doesn’t fly, but that’s not the point. The idea was to channel their trainees creative enthusiasm into something…awe inspiring.
After spending some time tinkering with the Lego toy, BMW gave their Junior team a spare R1200 GS, access to a fabrication shop and told them to crack on. And you can see their result right here. Each part was carefully produced to remain as faithful to the original Lego model as possible, and boy did they get it right – even down to the awesome wheel-propeller unit. If flying motorcycles are ever going to be a real thing, we hope that these talented young minds are going to be their chief designers – because this looks off the hook.
By the way, if your kid’s looking for future job prospects… Push them in BMW’s direction. It looks like a lot of fun. And by the time they’re old enough to work for BMW, a BMW hoverbike might be a very real thing!