Rumours suggest that the LEGO Group was planning to release a new Technic supercar in summer 2022. It was postponed to next year.
StoneWars Reports claim electricBricks posted a listing of product 42143 earlier in week with the codename ‘TBD Technic Ultimate Car 2022’It is expected to be released in August 2022. The set contains 3,776 pieces. 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 help explain why LEGO Group decided not to retire 42083 Bugatti Chiron’s shelves in 2021. In the event that 42143 is delayed, it makes sense to have a supercar.
This story is still unconfirmed. 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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