This took the equivalent of a year in manhours to build.
If there's one kind of toy that has been in just about every household in America, it's Lego. We all remember playing with these tiny bricks as kids, and we all know what it feels like to step on one. As we got older, Lego helped us make excuses for still being interested in its products by releasing scale models of various vehicles, with these later being joined by things like a Lego Ghostbusters wagon, the first-ever Lego Ferrari, and a Lego version of the Lamborghini Sian. It seems that these weren't big enough challenges, and now Lego has revealed a life-size version of the Sian. This is one toy you won't mistake for an innocent bump in the carpet.
According to Lego, the build required over 400,000 individual pieces with "154 different types of Lego Technic elements used, including 20 that were molded specifically for this model." In terms of development and construction, the model (which weighs 4,850 pounds) took 5,370 hours to develop and another 3,290 to put together. That adds up to 8,660 hours, or a little under 361 days. 15 team members worked on this model, all of whom were "design, engineering, and building specialists from [...] Kladno, Czech Republic". Functional headlights and taillights were fitted, along with an additional lighting accent along the profile, with all of these built entirely from Lego Technic parts.
A "first-of-a-kind paintbrush-effect coating" was applied by Lamborghini's official car painter too, and this is an exact replica in terms of length, width, and height too. No estimated price is given as this is not intended to ever become a mass-market offering, but you can bet that it wouldn't be cheap if Lego did release it as a kit. Still, it would be more affordable than the real thing - the Lamborghini Sian released with an asking price of $3.7 million as the automaker's first-ever production hybrid. And with so many manhours required to build this, you'd likely have errant parts lying about the living room for months. Nobody wants that.