“If man can dream it, man can build it...eventually.” These were my father’s words to me when, after seeing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen, I asked if any of that was real or even possible. (I was seven years old, gimme a break.) Perhaps someone at the Bayerische Motoren Werke had a similar experience? LEGO has long been partnered with BMW to make block kits that reproduce real-world motorcycles through its unique medium, but it’s the visionary Hover Ride concept model that really has Beemer’s engineers, and the rest of us, all abuzz. The factory was excited enough to go to the trouble and expense of actually putting together a real-life-scale concept vehicle, and in the process, it even took steps to make it somewhat plausible. After all, what drives imagination more than fiction with a certain amount of suspension of disbelief?