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Life-Size LEGO McLaren 720S at Goodwood

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren are on a bit of roll at the moment. Since their return to the road car market as a stand-alone manufacturer their growth has been nothing short of exceptional, first creating credible rivals to the established supercar manufacturers and now, with their new 720S, arguably surpassing them.

Powered by the firm’s well-proven twin turbocharged V8 engine, the all-carbon 720S has taken supercar performance into hypercar territory, with a 0-124mph time of less than 8 seconds. The competition amongst the world’s supercar builders is going to get very tasty…

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

McLaren launched the 720S at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend, and in doing so gave visitors the chance to build their very own car. Well, sort of…

Constructed from almost 280,000 LEGO bricks, this life-size replica of the McLaren 720S is the work of certified LEGO Professionals Bright Bricks. Besides being constructed around a metal frame and resting upon real wheels, this incredible 1:1 scale supercar is entirely built from LEGO pieces, and visitors to the Festival of Speed could help to gradually complete the car by adding the final layer of orange bricks to the bodywork.

When complete the finished model actually weighs more than the real car (that’s why the actual 720S is constructed from carbon fibre), and it’s due to go on tour as part of the McLaren 720S launch programme, so you may well get to see it if you’re planning to visit a motoring event this year.

Lego McLaren 720S Goodwood FoS

Until then you can feast your eyes on these pictures of the part-finished 1:1 scale McLaren 720S from the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, including a slightly clickbaity attractive girl (top) and a Goodwood’s own slightly less clickbaity Lord March (centre), plus you can read a review of LEGO’s slightly smaller – but just as orange – McLaren P1 Speed Champions set (courtesy of two of our readers) by clicking here.

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McLaren Concept Competition – Final Day!

Lego McLaren Concept Car

McLaren Automotive and LEGO ReBrick’s superb ‘Future McLaren’ competition ends tomorrow, and there have been some excellent submissions so far. Our penultimate day of coverage features entries from two previous TLCB bloggees, the brilliantly talented Peteris Sprogis and Malte Dorowski.

Peteris’ creation seems to have mixed McLaren with Tron (McLaTron?), and very cool it looks too. You can check out all of the images of his McLaren concept at his photostream on Flickr.

Lego McLaren Concept Supercar

Malte Dorowski‘s entry uses his ingenious building style to great effect, endowing his McLaren with some very un-Lego like curves. There’s more to see of his entry on Flickr at the link above.

There have been lots more submissions over the past few days – we can’t feature them all here but best of luck to all the builders taking part. And if the winner would like to stop by TLCB Towers on their way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, drop us a message!

You can find out more about the McLaren competition, see the entries, and – if you’re McLaren F1 quick – submit your own McLaren concept car today by visiting LEGO’s ReBrick site. We’ll be back with an update on the final day of the competition tomorrow!

Lego Speed Champions Win!

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LEGO Speed Champions Competition!

Lego Speed Champions Win!

Build the next McLaren!

LEGO have teamed up with McLaren Automotive, one of their Speed Champions partners, to launch an exciting new design competition!

McLaren would like you to design their next supercar in brick form. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16 via the LEGO ReBrick platform, and there are some awesome prizes to be won. These include a range of LEGO Speed Champions sets and, most excitingly of all, flights and VIP entry with McLaren to the amazing Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this summer.

There’s just one week to go, as entries close on June 1st, so get building!

Click here to read the full rules and enter your model!

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