Lego, along with Gazoo Racing, created a life-size version of the iconic Japanese sports car to commemorate its 35th anniversary using almost 500,000 bricks!by Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 02:41
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Toyota Supra, Lego has produced a working 1:1 size replica of the iconic Japanese Sportscar.
Following up on a recent scale model of a Lego Lamborghini Sian, the Danish company now presents a new 1:1 scale model based on the Toyota Supra to commemorate the car’s 35th anniversary.
Toyota Gazoo Racing collaborated with Lego to create this full-size GR Supra. This model has been extremely significant for Toyota is amongst the Japanese brand’s most recognizable cars and what better way to celebrate the occasion, than with a 1:1 scale model. While the first two versions of the series were known as the Celica Supra from 1978 to 1986, Toyota ditched the Celica moniker entirely with the third generation and dubbed it simply, the Supra.
Unlike most Lego Scale model cars though, this one actually moves courtesy of a battery-powered electric motor, and can hit a top speed of 17 mph.
The scale model Supra seen here in a striking hue of yellow was made using 477,303 Lego bricks. It took the team, nearly 2400 hours to meticulously create this Supra. Barring elements like the wheels, tires, pretty much the entire model is made from Lego bricks. This amazingly accurate replica also includes functional headlights and running lights.
As with the exterior, the insides too are nearly entirely made of Lego, with items such as the center console, dashboard, and even the passenger seat. The driver’s seat, steering wheel, and dashboard though are borrowed from the real car.
Being a 1:1 scale model, the measurements are nearly identical to the real thing, with a width of 80 inches compared to the original’s 74-inch, and a length of 171 inches, just an inch shy of the original car. The weight, though, has climbed considerably, with the Lego version tipping the scales at 4,155 pounds, compared to the regular Supra’s 3,615 pounds.
The Lego Supra will be on display at Legoland Japan until October 11th. It will later also be shown at the Japanese Super GT racing championship.
Source: 35th Anniversary Lego GR Supra