Saudi Arabia Just Built The World’s Largest Lego F1 Car
This Lego F1 features more than 500,000 bricks and celebrates Saudi Arabia’s very first F1 Grand Prixby Robert Moore, on LISTEN 02:32
There have been more full-scale Lego builds than we can honestly count, but the most memorable of all happened back in 2016 when Land Rover set a record for the largest Lego structure ever built. That record held strong for a while, but it has now been broken over in Saudi Arabia by, of all things, a Formula 1 car.
Big Lego Builds – It’s Never Going to Get Old
While I could talk about the various full-scale Lego builds from days past for hours on end, today we’re here to talk about this very green, very detailed Formula 1 car sitting in Saudi Arabia.
This record-breaking build is composed of more than 500,000 bricks and is officially the world’s largest Lego Formula 1 car.
It was put together at Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall and outside of smashing the record, it also celebrates Saudi Arabia’s first-ever F1 Grand Prix, which takes place in December 2021.
The new Guinness world record was handed over to the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation on September 23 – Saudi Arabia’s national day. As part of the celebration, SAMF’s Chairman, HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, place the last brick on this crazy build. The achievement itself is quite cool, but it’s also a matter of national pride, as expressed by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal himself:
“I am ecstatic to announce the completion of the world's largest ever Lego brick build of a Formula 1 car - fully approved and certified by Guinness World Records! This exciting project was all about giving back to our community and reflecting the true meaning & values of progress, innovation & social responsibility that symbolize modern Saudi Arabia. Today I feel confident in declaring that it has done so and much, much more.”
Looking forward, this unique Lego Build has actually been sold online. We don’t know who the lucky new owner is, but all the proceeds have gone to help Ehsan, Saudi Arabia’s national platform for charitable work.
Oh, and by the way, II wasn’t kidding when I said that there have been more full-scale replicas of cars build than we can honestly count. Here’s list of just some over the past few years:
- Full-Scale McLaren Senna
- Full-Scale 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss
- Fully Functional, Full-Scale Bugatti Chiron
- Full-Scale McLaren 720S
- Full-Scale Toyota Camry
- Full-Scale Ferrari SF70H