That’s right! Never mind the 161-piece Speed Champions series LEGO McLaren 720S announced in August – that’s child’s play. McLaren is bringing a 1:1 scale LEGO-fied version of its latest supercar to this week’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it’s comprised of more than 280,000 LEGO bricks.
How epic? McLaren says a team of six people working for over 2000 hours have already put more than 267,300 LEGO bricks onto a steel base frame, and that’s just been getting the car ready for its arrival to the iconic UK Festival of Speed.
Pushing the total number of LEGO bricks to beyond 280,000, a further 12,700-plus bricks are expected to be added by Goodwood attendees, with the 1:1 LEGO 720S due to be fully completed by the final day of the festival.
Interestingly, the Woking-based supercar company claims to need only 12 working days to assemble a real-deal 529kW/770Nm twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8-powered production 720S, available locally come the third quarter of 2017, priced from $489,900 (before on-road costs).
Further, while the carbon-fibre-based 720S weighs in at 1283kg dry – helping it jet from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.8s – the LEGO replica is anticipated to tip the scales at no less than 1600kg.
The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from June 29 to July 2 on the grounds of Goodwood House in Chichester, West Sussex.
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