The only thing missing from this massive build is the Silverado Trail Boss’ 5.3-liter V-8 engine

Chevrolet has teamed up with LEGO to create a full-sized brick version of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss. The LEGO Group’s Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut is responsible for the design and assembly of the monstrous LEGO Silverado. It’s made up of 334,544 LEGO pieces and weighs 3,307 pounds. Needless to say, completing this massive 20-foot build took some time and a lot of manpower. In total, 18 builders helped complete the life-sized truck, and more than 2,000 hours were consumed in the endeavor. The LEGO Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss isn’t just for show, either. It was built in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as part of the latter’s marketing blitz to promote the new LEGO movie, “The LEGO Movie 2: Second Part.” The movie is now in theaters in the U.S.

What Makes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss Lego Special?

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This is a different kind of special, folks. It looks like a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss, and that’s its biggest appeal because it’s not an actual Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss.

It’s a life-size LEGO version made from a whopping 334,544 LEGO bricks by 18 builders who spent well over 2,000 hours to put all 334,544 pieces into place. If that’s not commitment, then I don’t know what is.

The attention to detail is incredible. From afar, you’d actually think that it’s a real Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss. The shape is there. The profile is there. The design is there. It’s not just that it looks like a real Silverado, too; it’s that some of the real parts are functional parts. The headlamps, for example, can light up with a switch. It’s not made from the same LEDs that the actual Silverado uses, but it lights up all the same. In some ways, that’s more impressive, right?

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From a size perspective, the LEGO Silverado is a behemoth.

It measures 240 inches long (20 feet), 96 inches wide (eight feet), and 72 inches high (six feet).

By sheer numbers alone, the LEGO version is wider than the real truck. It’s shorter by an inch in length and six inches in height, but you’re not going to sweat on those details when you realize how big this LEGO creation is.

Understandably, the Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss LEGO version does not carry the pickup’s real 5.3-liter V-8 engine. We’d be having a totally different discussion if it did. So it’s not drivable. That shouldn’t be taken against it, especially when you consider that past vehicles that were given the same full-scale LEGO treatment didn’t have engines of their own, either. Imagine if the full-scale LEGO version of the McLaren 720S that LEGO unveiled at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed came with McLaren’s 4.0-liter V-8 engine? Bonkers, I’ll say.

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For a little perspective, the McLaren 720S LEGO was built using 267,300 bricks took 2,000 hours to build by six builders. The 720S LEGO ended up weighing 3,500 pounds, which is 600 pounds heavier than the 2,829-pound real-life 720S. The Silverado LEGO, on the other hand, weighs 3,307 pounds. It’s almost 2,000 pounds lighter than the 5,000-pound base curb weight of four-wheel drive, crew cab Silverado models like the 2019 LT Trail Boss that inspired the Lego version.

As impressive as all of this is, none of it compares to LEGO’s life-sized vehicle creation masterpiece. That distinction belongs to the full-scale Bugatti Chiron that LEGO unveiled at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix last August. The Chiron was not only made from more than one million LEGO Technic pieces, but it also took a staggering 13,000 hours to build. Not only that, but it was also drivable, thanks to electric motors from the LEGO Power Function toy line that produced 5.3 horsepower and 67.8 pound-feet of torque. Ok, so it doesn’t come close to the 1,500-horsepower and 1,180-pound-foot output of the real Chiron, but it could still move!

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That’s about the only disappointment with the Silverado 1500 LT LEGO. It has no engine, so it can’t tow anything besides air.

You can’t even test out its maximum payload of 1,710 pounds because if you put anything that heavy in the bed, the whole thing will probably come crashing down in a heap of LEGO bricks. That said, that it doesn’t move shouldn’t be taken against it; this full-scale build of the Silverado’s most off-road focused trim is still amazing. I would’ve loved to see it receive a 2.0-inch suspension lift, skid plates, a locking rear differential, Rancho shocks, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Duratrac tires like the real Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss, but I’ll take my victories when I can get them.

This full-scale build of Chevy’s big-boy pickup is a victory in it of itself.

Further reading

2019 Chevrolet Silverado
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Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
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Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

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