Rumours have it that the LEGO Group planned to release a new Technic supercar this summer 2022. However, it has been postponed until next year.
StoneWars Reports claim that electricBricks posted a listing for product 42143 earlier in the week with the codename ‘TBD Technic Ultimate Car 2022’It has a total of 3,776 pieces and is due for release in August 2022. That would follow the LEGO Group’s biennial release pattern for Technic supercars, which began in 2016 with 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
However, the same site now claims that 42143 won’t release in August – or indeed, in 2022 at all. The set has apparently been delayed until 2023, which StoneWars speculates is likely due to a delay to the real-life car that it’s based on. There’s no suggestion of what that might be, but its part count eclipses all three previous supercars, including 42083 Bugatti Chiron and 42115 Lamborghini Sían FKP 37.
This news could also explain why LEGO Group made the last-minute decision not to retire 42083 Bugatti Chiron from the shelves in 2021. It makes sense to have a supercar in case 42143 is delayed.
As this story has not been confirmed, please be cautious. But if it’s true, it’ll be interesting to see whether the LEGO Group accelerates production on a replacement model in the line-up, or just leaves Technic fans without a huge flagship set for 2022.
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