Designed for adult-kids and actual kids, this Ducati LEGO Panigale V4 R Technic may alleviate pangs of yearning and desire. At least until you're able to buy the real thing. LEGO Ducati Panigale V4 R Most motorcycle enthusiasts will appreciate the aesthetics and engineering vision of the Ducati's most powerful sportbike. And if inclined towards owning such a bike, at \u00a334,995 the 221HP Panigale V4 R will likely forever remain a dream\/fantasy bike. Apologies, if that statement's shattered your world somewhat or if you happen to own a V4. For those that don't own the real thing, you can now at least soothe your sorrow with this 646-brick, Panigale V4 R, LEGO Technic reproduction, finished in traditional Ducati red livery. A FEW FIRSTS Surprisingly, it's the first such collaboration between LEGO and Ducati. Yet one that the Bologna marque says: "expresses and respects the values of \u2018Style, Sophistication and Performance\u2019 that characterize the brand". As a toy for big kids (adults) and real kids this model measures, 32 cm (L) x 16 cm (H) x 8 cm (w). And in another first, it's also the only LEGO\u00ae Technic\u2122 motorcycle model to include a functioning gearbox. According to Ducati, the "innovative 2-speed gearbox" is there to simulate the different speeds and riding techniques that a Moto GP V4 R rider might experience. And while it may not exactly live up to that sort of hyperbole it's undoubtedly a very cool touch. Equally, it introduces an element of real engineering into the construction of the model. That fact will likely inspire kids, both big and small. A tremendous amount of detail has been packed into this LEGO model. In fact, a quick glance at the model from certain angles might give the impression it's the real McCoy. Solely viewing the front wheel and twin-disc brakes (replicated with excellent accuracy) may further cement that impression. Also adding to the realism - both front and rear suspension, along with steering have been designed to mimic the movements of the IRL model. Further intricate detail can be seen with the miniature Akrapovi\u010d full-racing exhaust pipe, windscreen and instruments. Once assembly is complete, the model can be hoisted onto a paddock stand (supplied in the box) for display. Just like some might do with the real Panigale, you may be thinking. BUY \u00a354.99 Designed for Ducati fans aged 10+, the model will be available to buy in Ducati dealerships, the Ducati Online Shop. And of course additionally in LEGO stores, both on and offline from 1st June 2020.