Life-Sized Lego McLaren F1 Car Appears at Australia GP

The new Lego McLaren F1 car Technic set has yet to make its way into my office but believe us when I tell you it’s only a matter of time. Until then, I have to be extremely jealous of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo because they just got the best gift ever.

A life-sized Lego McLaren F1 car seen from the side parked in McLaren's pit box at the Australian Grand Prix

Seemingly overnight, the whimsical wizards of fun over at Lego dropped off a life-sized recreation of the McLaren MCL36A F1 car right into the team’s pit box at the Australian Grand Prix circuit.

 

 

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By the way, when I say that this is a life-sized Lego F1 car, I mean it. It was big enough for both Lando and Daniel to hop in and play around with the removable steering wheel. Obviously, they took a few shots “for the ‘gram” as the cool kids say. I don’t blame them, I would have done the same but in a less cool way.

The full-sized model is meant to mimic the aforementioned Lego Technic set that was released last month. So, a bit of extra marketing at a major event is to be expected. Though, considering that the set has been sold out at my local Lego store for weeks would suggest the plastic brick company doesn’t need to try that hard to sell it.

I haven’t been able to find out how many bricks it took the build team to create the model but I’m going to assume the number is somewhere between “a butt-load” and “bajillion.”

A life-sized Lego McLaren F1 car seen from the front parked in McLaren's pit box at the Australian Grand Prix

Even the Pirelli tires are completely made from black Lego bricks! Hopefully, at some point during the Australian Grand Prix weekend, Lego releases a behind-the-scenes video detailing the construction of this model and how they managed to get it onto the circuit with such secrecy.

Heck, if we’re lucky it may even make an appearance on the next season of Drive to Survive!

Have you been able to snag a Lego Technic McLaren F1 set? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me at @MotorworldHype.

 

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