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Awesome Akira-inspired alternate LEGO build of 10298 Vespa 125

My childhood consisted heavily of trying to create the alternate set builds on the back of the LEGO box. But builder Gerald Cacas must’ve been watching the anime Akira when he created this excellent alt-build using the parts from 10298 Vespa 125. While not in the same color as Kaneda’s red bike, this is still a beautiful recreation in baby blue, heavily relying on all the curved slopes from the Vespa model. The way in which the bike wraps around both wheels is astounding given the part limitation! All that’s missing is a brick-built Shōtarō for this thing to start zipping around Neo-Tokyo.

Kaneda's Bike,  alternate build

From this angle, you can really get a sense of how detailed the console is, as well as the engine located just in front of the back wheel. Both are absolutely marvelous, feeling futuristic and modern despite lacking that specific parts palette. It’s amazing that this pop culture touchstone is so easy to communicate with hardly a printed or textured piece!

Kaneda's Bike,  alternate build

LEGO Creator 40517 Vespa Scooter – “Sembra una vespa!” [Review]

On April 23rd, 1946, Enrico Piaggio filed the patent for the first Vespa. Now, over 75 years later, LEGO is celebrating this iconic scooter with a pair of brick-built tributes. The Creator Expert 10298 Vespa set we reviewed yesterday features a powder-blue Vespa 125, while the LEGO Creator 40517 – Vespa Scooter showcases a smaller, more modern version in red. Like its larger cousin, this 117-piece set will be available March 1st from the LEGO Shop Online for US $9.99 | CAN $12.99 | UK  TBD . Let’s take a ride together and see what this set has to offer!

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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LEGO Creator Expert 10298 Vespa 125 – On the road again [Review]

On April 23rd, 1946, Enrico Piaggio filed the patent for the first Vespa. Now, over 75 years later, LEGO is celebrating this iconic scooter with a pair of brick-built tributes. LEGO Creator 40517 – Vespa Scooter features a modern version in Red, while the LEGO Creator Expert 10298 Vespa 125 is a larger-scale model in classic pastel pale blue. The 1106 piece set will be available March 1st from the LEGO Shop Online for US $99.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £89.99. Hop on as we take a spin on this Italian classic and see how well it survived the transition to LEGO brick!

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

Click to read the full hands-on review

LEGO reveals 10298 Vespa 125, an 1,100-piece model of the iconic Italian scooter [News]

After some rumors swirling online recently, today LEGO has officially revealed the latest Italian style icon to receive the brick treatment with 10298 Vespa 125. The peppy little scooter is nearly synonymous with 20th-century Italian culture and follows 2020’s 10271 Fiat 500 (and last year’s blue Fiat 500) in bringing a taste of Italy to your LEGO vehicle collection. Although the Vespa’s style has changed little over the decades, the new set is based on the 1960s version and comes in the same light blue as the second Fiat set. At 13.5 inches long (35cm), the scooter features a removable engine cover and comes with a helmet and basket of flowers. The Vespa 125 will have 1,106 pieces and will retail for US $99.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £89.99 when it goes on sale March 1.

Check out more info and pictures of the set below, and don’t miss the other new LEGO sets for Spring 2022:

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Zip around Rome on this lovely red LEGO Vespa

Vespa scooters are a frequent subject of LEGO builds, including a white LEGO Vespa by Lucie Filteau and the minifig-scale Vespa by nieun we recently highlighted (complete with instructions). George Panteleon just posted what might be my favorite LEGO Vespa yet — a curvaceous beauty in red with white-rimmed tires. The whole build uses some serious Studs Not on Top building techniques, with rear wheel wells built studs-out and the foot rests built studs-forward, plus some wonderfully odd angles on the seat.

Vespa - LEGO Ideas project

It’s exceedingly rare that we highlight the fact that a LEGO build has been submitted to LEGO Ideas (so please don’t ask us to promote your project), but I think this wonderfully original LEGO creation deserves an exception.