This Full-Scale McLaren 720S Is Built Out Of LEGO Using More Than 280,000 Bricks
The McLaren 720S is one of the most iconic supercars ever built and it’s only been around since May 2017. A brand new McLaren 720S retails for around $283,076 if you’re even able to find one available for purchase from the manufacturer. The engine is a 4.0 L M840T twin-turbo V8 which enables the 2-door coupé to go from 0-to-62 MPH in 2.7 seconds, 0-to-124 MPH in 7.8 seconds, and a top speed of 220 MPH.
This car’s a total beast and it’s already received a cult-like following, so much so that you can buy LEGO block kits for the car on Amazon. The McLaren 720S LEGO kit only includes 161 pieces and it retails for $24.90 on Amazon. That’s a far cry from the full-scale LEGO model below.
It took over 2,000 man hours and more than 280,000 LEGO bricks to construct this full-size McLaren 720S model. This is easily one of the most ambitious LEGO projects I’ve ever seen in my life:
If we’re being honest here, I think this is awesome but I also think they could’ve gone further. They didn’t need to construct this model with an engine fit for a hypercar, but wouldn’t it have been badass if they put some sort of an engine inside of this McLaren 720S model? They could’ve thrown a GoCart engine in there and I would’ve been 100x more stoked. I just feel like if you’re going to devote 2,000 man hours to build a model of a car you might as well try and make it a working model, on some level. Maybe I’m alone here, but I feel like this could’ve gone one step further.