Ever wanted a scale model of the new Honda Civic Type R but made out of Lego bricks?
Avid fans of the Civic Type R rejoice as Honda recently finished building a life-sized replica of the hot hatch made out of Lego bricks. Hand-built by a team of professional Lego builders, every portion of the 300 PS hot hatch has been delicately recreated in plastic.
“We’ve loved the challenge of this project. The car is shaped with a considerable amount of curved lines, making it a tough but interesting build. From the working lights and indicators to intricate LEGO® Honda logos, the detail on the model has been a fun one for us to work on”, said Ryan McNaught, Certified Professional Lego builder.
Building the Civic Type R with just pieces of Lego was no easy feat as it took the team more than 1,300 hours to finish it. What's also amazing is that Honda actually used standard Lego bricks. That's right, they did not have Lego comission special pieces that will only work on this particular build.
How did the builders complete the entire thing? With the aid of CAD drawings, as well as an actual Civic Type R to serve as a comparison basis, the builders painstakingly put over 320,000 bricks to make the Civic Type R Lego a reality. However, it's not all plastic bricks as Honda did put a steel frame which supports the entire structure.
Besides mimicking the exact shape of the real thing, the Civic Type R in brick form also comes with working headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights, taillights, as well as hazard warning lights. All of these can be activated via an app on an iPad.
Honda did not state, however, if the Lego build also comes with a replica of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood. But given that the entire thing weighs in at over 1,300 kg, (which is about the same weight of the Civic Type R), we can only guess.
Honda will show the Lego Civic Type R at the upcoming Lego Masters show in Australia on April 28, 2019. After that, the company plans on showing it across the country soon. Let's hope Honda of Australia also brings it to other neighboring countries like the Philippines.