The model took over 8,500 hours and 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces to complete
LEGO early June revealed its newest life-size model, this one made in collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini. The brand actually launched a $500 1:8-scale LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 last year, but apparently thought it could do even better with a few more pieces.
Lego says its 1:1 replica embodies the V12 supercar “down to the most minute detail, perfectly mirroring the car’s dimensions to the millimetre.” The chassis, for example, sits at the same 4,980 mm long, 2,101 mm wide, and 1,133 mm high as the actual Sián.
The project took 15 professionals working nearly 4,000 hours to complete. Together, they lumped around 400,000 Technic bricks and pieces together, some of which were moulded specifically for the project. As a result, at 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs), the LEGO Lambo is a good deal heavier than the real-life car.
In order to achieve the hexagonal effect inherent in Lamborghini’s design language, Lego whipped up an “intricate fabric of bespoke interconnecting hexagonal LEGO Technic elements” for the body panels. The interior details are equally as true-to-form, with a detailed dash, controls, steering wheel, and racing seats.
The paint, a paintbrush-effect UV that’s an apparent first for a full-size LEGO model, was applied in Lamborghini’s facility.
For a more in-depth look at the ‘toyed’ car, you can take LEGO’s virtual warehouse tour here.