- the vespa 125 is the iconic scooter of the 1960s, and now lego has announced a new adult-focused set designed for display on any italophile's shelf.
- the new set is made up of over 1100 pieces and goes on sale march 1 for $99.99.
- this is lego's third official vehicle set with ties to italy, following two recent sets based on the fiat 500.
vespa has been building up its presence in popular culture for decades. soon, you can build it for yourself. the stylish scooter was a key plot point in the 2021 animated movie luca, the latest in a long line of films featuring the two-wheeled icon, the most famous likely being 1953's roman holiday. if you've ever watched these scenes and thought about getting a vespa model for your bookshelf, lego has you covered.
lego has announced a new building set featuring the classic vespa 125 that rose to global prominence in the 1960s. when you build the light-blue scooter in this new display set, you'll end up with a vehicle that's over 8.5 inches tall, 4.5 inches long, and 13.5 inches wide. the new vespa set is made up of 1106 pieces and will go on sale march 1 at a price of $99.99.
this will be lego's first official vespa model, even though scooters for the brand's mini figures have been a part of official sets since the 1970s. lego has been playing in mediterranean waters with some recent vehicle sets, though, like the two adult-oriented sets featuring the classic fiat 500, one in light blue and one in yellow. the pastel blues used in the vespa and the blue fiat match, even if the scooter towers over the car because they are built to different scales.
the vespa set features real-world touches like a 1960s italian license plate and the vespa logo on what appear to be stickers. there is also a brick-built helmet and a small basket with flowers that sits on the rear shelf. the small engine can be revealed thanks to a removable cover and the kickstand and steering handles both work. you'll have to build your own action figures to ride on this one, though. for another look at how many ways you can reimagine the vespa's shape, take a look at the story of a wooden scooter that actually works. a woodsmith from portugal created that artwork in 2011.