Thinking of making your next Lego creation? McLaren may be able to help as they recently unveiled a supercar made entirely out of bricks.
Say hello to the Lego Senna, a 1:1 scale brick scale of the 800 horsepower supercar. Made from nearly half a million Lego bricks, this unique build weighs in at 1700 kg – 500 kg more than the actual car from which it based off.
Built and designed to look exactly like the real thing, McLaren and Lego had to use a metric ton's worth of Lego elements in order to piece together the Senna. From its radical-looking exterior, to the exquisitely-detailed interior, McLaren and Lego painstakingly replicated the supercar's key elements. It even comes with Pirelli tires and McLaren alloy wheels.
Working around the clock, teams of up to 10 model makers built the Lego Senna. Using 467,854 individual pieces of Lego bricks, the teams spent a total of 2,725 hours to put all the pieces together. Compared to the 720S that they made two years ago, the Senna used 200,000 more bricks in order to be completed.
Not only that, McLaren claimed that making the Senna in brick form took nine times longer than the 'real McCoy' as it will only take them 300 hours to hand-assemble each one.
Also worth mentioning on the Lego Senna it its fully-functional interior. That's right, they were able to incorporate interior parts from a real car for the Lego build. It's equipped with lightweight carbon fiber seats, bespoke steering wheel and pedals, actual McLaren badges, a working infotainment system, and an engine start-stop button that allows passengers to hear the startup sound of the Senna's twin-turbo V8.
Want to take a closer look soon? Fans of the McLaren Senna can get up close and personal with the Lego creation at various events in 2019, including this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Let's hope McLaren also brings it elsewhere so other countries like us get to see and experience what ti feels like to be inside a McLaren in brick form.