Lego finally designed something that looks like a car.
After months of teasing, the Tesla Cybertruck finally debuted last week, but the electric pickup truck's angular, science-fiction-inspired design has been divisive to say the least. Overnight, the Cybertruck became an instant internet meme, with video game companies mocking the pickup's blocky design in Twitter posts showing the Cybertruck starring in retro 1990s video games.
And now even Lego is trolling Tesla. On Twitter, the toy company offered its own take on the Cybertruck featuring a single Lego brick placed on a set of wheels. "The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof," the toy company joked.
This is obviously a reference to the embarrassing moment when designer Franz von Holzhausen was told by Elon Musk to throw a large metal ball at the Cybertruck's windows during the live reveal event to demonstrate the pickup truck's "bulletproof" glass. Both windows instantly cracked, much to Elon Musk's surprise.
Since the event, Musk has claimed the windows broke because the base of the glass was cracked after Holzhausen hit the stainless-steel door with a sledgehammer to the door to demonstrate the truck's toughness.
While the Tesla Cybertruck is being relentlessly mocked online, it's generating a lot of publicity for the electric pickup truck and could have inadvertently increased sales. According to Elon Musk, Tesla has received over 250,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck, which requires a refundable $100 deposit.
Starting at $39,900, the entry-level Tesla Cyber truck features a single motor and rear-wheel drive, and hit 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds and last 250 miles on a single charge. The Dual Motor AWD model, on the other hand, will have a range of more than 300 miles and do 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds, while the range-topping Tri-Motor AWD will do the same sprint in 2.9 seconds and deliver a range of over 500 miles. This model will set you back $69,900. Somehow, we think Lego's version will be significantly cheaper.