New McLaren fast out the blocks

Lego McLaren 720S

LEGO is my enemy.

It usually consists of searching for one lost block all Christmas Day with my youngest son, without luck.

Then screaming out loud at 6am on Boxing Day walking to the bathroom as I discover aforementioned lego block buried into the ball of my foot.

However, this Lego is pretty impressive.

McLaren unveiled their slowest and heaviest ever supercar in their history at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

But yes, you guessed it, it was made of Lego.

It might not be the most aerodynamic but boy you’d need to have some patience.

Lego McLaren 720S
Lego McLaren 720S

It’s actually a life-size 720S and in this incredible time-lapse, the project took 2,000 man hours and a whopping 280,000 individual bricks.

The 1,600kg Lego car had to sit on a reinforced metal frame to take the weight and McLaren workers even used laptops to get the design spot on, as you would expect from them.

Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed were given the chance to help complete the model by adding the final 12,000 bricks and helped raise £2,700 for charity, and no doubt inspired more than a few home construction projects with the kids.

And no doubt several hundred very painful foot injuries.

Phil Lanning

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