The Full-Scale McLaren 720S Made Out of Legos is at the Petersen Automotive Musem
The build day has passed, but you can still see it in all its gloryby Kirby, on
The 1:1 scale LEGO McLaren 720S remains the most incredible automotive LEGO creation we’ve seen, and now, you get the chance to see it up close at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. We first saw the incredible creation at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed last June. Now, it’s made the trip to the U.S. where fans helped complete its build.
A lot of people were blown away when LEGO presented the life-sized McLaren 720S at Goodwood in the U.K. last year. It arrived in Goodwood still needing to be completed, and those who attended the vent were given the opportunity to help complete it. Once it was done, it was breathtaking to behold.
Fast forward to today, and the life-sized 720S has made the trip across the Atlantic to Los Angeles, California where it is now on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Similar to its setup in Goodwood, the 720S arrived in L.A. as an incomplete build. Visitors to the interactive event were invited last June 2 to place LEGO bricks on designated areas of the McLaren to help complete its build. The so-called build day also featured presentations and discussions from LEGO Master Builder Chris Meininger and McLaren Head of Design Operations Mark Roberts.
If you missed out on the build day, you still have plenty of time to see the 1:1 scale 720S as the creation will be on display on the second floor of the museum through August 19. In addition to the LEGO car, visitors will also get a chance to customize their own mini version of the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren on an interactive iPad app next to the car. There are options to add flames, racing stripes, license plates, and even add their names with an option to have their creations printed as custom stickers.
More than just the 287,262 LEGO bricks that were used to build it
If you’re wondering about some of the stats involved in the 1:1 scale LEGO McLaren 720S, it’s more than just the 287,262 LEGO bricks that were used to build it. Given its size, it was built on a sold steel frame just to hold the wheels in place. The wheels, by the way, were also fitted with Pirelli P Zero Color Edition tires. The over-the-top meticulousness involved in its creation required a team of 10 LEGO builders working more than 20,000 hours to complete the car in the nine weeks leading up to its debut in Goodwood. All told, the LEGO McLaren 720S weighs 3,500 pounds, making it heavier than the actual McLaren 720S.
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