It’s no secret that LEGO designers have always been drawn to supercars as inspiration for new LEGO sets. Whether it’s an F1 racer or a Porsche 911 designed to be assembled after the true-to-life factory assembly process, you can be sure that somebody at LEGO HQ has considered replicating it with the plastic bricks.

But a full-scale McLaren 720S? Now we’re on a whole new level.

With assistance from McClaren Automotive designers, a team of LEGO designers recently assembled a replica of the supercar with a staggering 267,300 LEGO bricks based on CAD data from the original aluminum and carbon fiber design.

Presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car took nearly two weeks to build and sat on a real set of Pirelli racing tires while raising money for charity:

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What would you build with a quarter-million LEGO bricks?


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.