McLaren have launched so many near-identical models over the last few years that we’d forgotten about this one. Which is ridiculous, as the P1 was the brand’s flagship hybrid hypercar from 2013 to 2015.
Powered by McLaren’s familiar 3.8 litre twin- turbo V8 plus a 180bhp electric motor, the P1 produced a huge >900bhp and could reach a limited top speed of 217mph. It could also drive as a pure EV for… 6 miles. Which is pretty pointless.
Still, better that than no miles right? Er… no, probably not. Which might be one of the reasons we forgot about it.
Still, previous bloggee 3D supercarBricks has remembered the P1, recreating it superbly complete with opening butterfly doors and a deployable rear spoiler.
There’s more to see at 3D’s photostream via the link, and you can check out LEGO’s rather larger version of a recent McLaren by clicking here. It might well be different McLaren model, but they all look the same to us…
This is a near perfect working replica of the McLaren P1, it’s really orange, and it might be the finest Technic Supercar of 2018…
Built by brunojj1 of Eurobricks, this incredible 1:8 model of McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar measures over 70 studs / almost 60cm in length and is constructed from over 3,000 LEGO pieces.
Bruno has designed two different versions of the model, one manual and the other remote controlled, and he’s made instructions available too. Both variants have adjustable front and rear suspension, opening butterfly doors, hood and engine cover, a working V8 engine, and a deployable airbrake/active rear spoiler.
The remote control version adds a suite of Power Functions motors to electronically operate the suspension, airbrake/spoiler and doors, plus drive and steer the model remotely. Two on-board LiPo batteries or third-party BuWizz bricks provide the power, whilst twin SBricks allow the McLaren’s working functions to be controlled via a mobile device.
A huge gallery of images is available to view through the Eurobricks discussion forum, where you can also find a link to Bruno’s McLaren P1 building instructions and watch a video of the remote control version of the model in action.
Find out more by clicking here, and you can read our reviews of the third-party BuWizz and SBrick parts used in the McLaren via the links in the text above.
McLaren’s past few Formula 1 seasons are probably best forgotten, but whilst their F1 campaign is currently something of a disaster, thanks to the dog of a Honda power unit in the back of their MCL32, their road car division is going from strength to strength. Top of the McLaren tree is this, the 900bhp petrol-electric P1.
Just 375 P1s were produced between 2013 and 2015, and thanks to a hybrid powertrain the P1 can run on electricity alone for about 30km. This stunning Technic recreation of McLaren’s hypercar is electric too, driven by LEGO’s excellent Power Functions motors. A remotely operated 4-speed gearbox and rear wing / air-brake are also included, along with fully independent suspension and opening doors.
The Lego Car Blog Review My Set Competition continues apace, and today we have our fourth reader-written Review to add to the ever expanding Set Review Library. Today’s set is one of the Library’s smallest, and it’s been written by 13 year old Nicholas and his 11 year old brother Alexander. Over to Nicholas and Alexander for their Set Review of LEGO’s 75909 Speed Champions McLaren P1…
The McLaren P1. McLaren’s latest hyper car. It is absolutely amazing. Everyone loves this beauty. So it’s pretty obvious what LEGO did considering its popularity. They made a set of it. Now the real question is, how well did they recreate the P1?
The LEGO set, part of the Speed Champions range, has a great use of stickers, colors, pieces and of course the mini-figure. The mini-figure is very simple and well done. LEGO really did a good job on making this McLaren driver mini-figure.
Now to the car. The LEGO McLaren P1 is a strong and sturdy build. The building experience was great; it’s a simple, yet an easy build that just works, although 75909 does come with several stickers that need to be placed carefully, so they can line up, and that might not be the easiest for children.
The pieces are amazing. 75909 comes with several new parts that can be used for plenty of MOCs, and a cool feature is that the rims can be switched out if you prefer one style over the other.
The stickers are pretty good, I only wish they made the stickers with a clear background so you can remake this set in a different colour and still have the stickers’ details (Us too! Ed.). Continue reading →
It takes a special sort of builder to build a car that’s not even in production yet. Senator Chinchilla is that sort, and he’s taken a shot at building McLaren’s P1 hypercar before it’s even been seen on the road. You can see more on MOCpages here.