mclaren + LEGO built a full-scale ‘720Ssupercar for this year’s goodwood festival of speed, replacing its aluminum and carbon-fiber structure with 267,300 tiny orange bricks. the one:one scale model arrived at the goodwood stand incomplete and visitors had the opportunity to add over over 12,700 bricks to complete the supercar build for charity.


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mclaren automotive worked with the LEGO’s speed champions team based in billund, denmark, providing in-depth vehicle CAD drawings in order to determine the correct number of bricks for the model. the six-person professional LEGO building team, bright bricks, took around 2000 hours and used 280,000`bricks to assemble the supercar. in comparison, a real production mclaren ‘720S’ takes around twelve days for the british-automaker to build. the model was constructed over a steel frame, and a real set of pirelli ‘P zero corsa’ tires. the visitors helped raise over $3,000 for charity at goodwood festival of speed, and took the opportunity to lay down the final 12,000 bricks. 

    

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