McClaren Designers and LEGO Speed Builders Build a Full-Scale Supercar

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It’s no secret that LEGO designers have always been drawn to supercars as inspiration for new LEGO sets. Whether it’s an F1 racer or a Porsche 911 designed to be assembled after the true-to-life factory assembly process, you can be sure that somebody at LEGO HQ has considered replicating it with the plastic bricks.

But a full-scale McLaren 720S? Now we’re on a whole new level.

With assistance from McClaren Automotive designers, a team of LEGO designers recently assembled a replica of the supercar with a staggering 267,300 LEGO bricks based on CAD data from the original aluminum and carbon fiber design.

Presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car took nearly two weeks to build and sat on a real set of Pirelli racing tires while raising money for charity:

What would you build with a quarter-million LEGO bricks?

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