LEGO Technic 42156 Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar leaked – here are the first images


Earlier this week, images of the LEGO Technic 42156 Peugeot 9X8 Peugeot 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar were leaked, but the set has now been officially unveiled. Starting from May 1st, the model will be available for purchase in the LEGO Shop for $/€199.99.

The LEGO Technic 42156 Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar

LEGO Technic 42156 Peugeot 9X8 Peugeot 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar consists of 1775 pieces and is based on the race car that competes in the Le Mans Hypercar category of the FIA World Endurance Championship. LEGO has equipped the hypercar with a hybrid system featuring a V6 engine connected to the rear wheels and a model version of the electric motor and battery. The set also includes a working steering mechanism, suspension, glow-in-the-dark elements at the front, and a functional gearbox. The Peugeot 9X8 in LEGO form measures 50 cm in length, 22 cm in width, and 13 cm in height.

  • Set number: 42156
  • Name: Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar
  • Theme: Technic
  • Pieces: 4837
  • Dimensions: 50 cm in length and 13 cm in height
  • Price: $199.99/€199,99 in LEGO Shop
  • Release date: May 1, 2023
  • Recommended age: 18+

Speaking about the 1,775-piece set, Kasper René Hansen, Designer at the LEGO Group said: “Our two brands have come together to create a product that celebrates a new era of hybrid racing and engineering. Recreating the shapes and details of such an elegant car using LEGO Technic elements wasn’t an easy feat, but it’s been an honour to work so creatively with the Team Peugeot TotalEnergies on this one and I’m proud that together we have been able to build the hypercar for real in LEGO Technic form.”

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.”

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