Lego Builds A Life-Size Toyota Camry Out Of Plastic Bricks and it’s the Best Full-Scale Build Yet
An extremely accurate 1:1 creation, down to the badges and lightsby Jonathan Lopez, on
We love a good Lego build as much as anyone, but this latest project from Toyota is pretty dang ambitious. It’s a life-size creation of the new Camry, and it’s got pretty much every detail of the curvaceous four-door perfectly recreated in brick form.
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Taking responsibility for its design and construction is Ryan “the Brickman” McNaught, one of just 14 Lego certified professional builders in the world.
You gotta love it when carmakers get a tie-in with Lego. Whether it’s reliving the glories of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a mini Ford GT40 or getting technical with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, we all win when Lego takes its cues from the four-wheeled machines we all know and love.
And that’s why we’re digging this full-size Camry. Much like we saw with the full-size Lego McLaren 720S just last year, this Toyota is a mighty impressive creation.
Taking responsibility for its design and construction is Ryan “the Brickman” McNaught, one of just 14 Lego certified professional builders in the world, and the only one in the southern hemisphere.
“The real trick about needing to see this car in the flesh is Lego bricks are square and rectangular. This car does not have a flat line on it,” says McNaught.
After getting all the specs from Toyota, McNaught did a little “brick” math to figure out how many pieces were needed to put the thing together. Once the bricks were delivered in an enormous shipping container, the build began.
All told, the Lego Camry took two months to complete, with a total of 900 hours spent over the course of eight weeks, which is 40 times longer than the construction of a real Camry. The cost of the bricks alone was more than the actual car, with more than 500,000 individual bricks used. The full-size replica also weighs over two metric tonnes (4,409 pounds), which is 0.4 tonnes (882 pounds) more than the actual car.
All told, the Lego Camry took two months to complete, with a total of 900 hours spent over the course of eight weeks.
Look closely, and you’ll see tons of little details, such as inch-perfect Toyota logos and badges, as well as fully functioning light-up headlights, turn signals and brake lights.
The Lego Camry makes its debut at the Brickman Awesome exhibit in Melbourne, Australia, and will be on display between Wednesday, March 21st and Sunday, April 29.
Read our full review on the 2018 Toyota Camry.