The McLaren 720S is Coming to Goodwood – But It Will Be Made of Lego
The McLaren 720S will be present at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, however it will be made of Lego and attendees will have to help put it together themselves.
McLaren wants to build a 1:1 scale Lego model of the latest addition to its supercar-laden product portfolio at Goodwood, but it’s only going to show up with the bricks. With the participation of the car-crazy Goodwood show goers, it hopes to piece the Lego creation together between Friday and Sunday. They’ll place orange bricks at designated points around the car and after 12,700 bricks have been laid, the result will look just like a 720S.
McLaren worked closely with Lego’s Speed Champions team for motorsports-inspired Lego kits, providing them with in-depth vehicle CAD data to ensure the Lego recreation was accurate as possible. The automaker also had to build a base for participants to stick the bricks to, which was put together using over 250,000 Lego bricks and a custom steel frame. The completed result should weigh about 6 tons – way more than the carbon fiber-clad 720S’ dry weight of 2,828 lbs (1,283 kg).
If you want to lend a hand to McLaren’s ambitious Lego project, be sure to pay the British manufacturer’s stand a visit at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. There you’ll also be able to see the all-new 570S Spider, which will be shown for the first time ever at the event.
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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