Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director PEUGEOT Sport:
“Our technical cooperation with the LEGO Group started in January 2022, 5 months before the PEUGEOT 9X8 reveal. It took one year to fully develop the project with the technical and design teams, allowing us to directly transpose the technical details of the PEUGEOT 9X8 to the LEGO Technic model. It was very important for both brands to create a model that is as realistic as possible. PEUGEOT, Peugeot Sport and the LEGO teams had numerous meetings about the development of the suspension and hybrid systems that cannot be replicated from photos. We thank the LEGO Group for this project, we are very proud and impressed by the final result that is more than we could have imagined.”
This latest addition to the LEGO Technic series measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 9 in. (22 cm) wide, and 19.5 in. (50 cm) long when fully built and is sure to provide a thrilling ride for racing and LEGO fans alike.
The LEGO version of the race car model was revealed at the first FIA World European Championship race in Portugal ahead of the real-life car taking to the tracks in preparation for its highly anticipated appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hour race on June 10th-11th.
The LEGO® Technic™ PEUGEOT 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar set will be available via LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com and through the PEUGEOT dealership network from 1st May.
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Measurements: over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19.5 in. (50 cm) long and 9 in. (22 cm) wide
Product name: LEGO® Technic™ PEUGEOT 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar