So they're building their own.
It's been almost a month since Elon Musk unveiled the 2021 Tesla Cybertruck. The truck world has never been the same since. The Cybertruck is either loved or despised. 'Despised' is a nice way of describing the absolute revulsion many truck owners have towards this all-electric wedge-shaped thing. But at the same time, Tesla has received well over 250,000 pre-orders, without any test drives. Obviously the California-based carmaker has done something right. While there have been a few sightings of the actual Cybertruck prototype on the road in California, there have been far more fake Cybertrucks popping up across the globe.
Homemade fake Tesla Cybertrucks are becoming fairly popular. Some are better than others, though we highly doubt anyone would be willing to pick up a hot date in one. But no matter, let's get right to it. Here are some images and videos of a few new standouts.
First up comes from YouTuber "The Hacksmith," who built a scaled-down version. He basically reversed engineered the actual Cybertruck's dimensions with 3D software. The impressive result is a 1:2 scale Cybertruck thanks to a plasma cutter and sheet metal.
Another YouTuber, "airrack", felt the immediate need to recreate the Cybertruck after seeing it unveiled. He admits he's not at all mechanically talented, so cardboard and duct tape would have to do. And a rented Ford F-150. A few hours of work later and the Redneck Tesla Cybertruck was done. The next stop: the Apple store at the local mall. They documented the entire build process and the post-drive and, sure enough, some people thought it was the real deal.
Next up is this fake Cybertruck from Russia. The footage below was reportedly taken in Moscow, originating from Instagram user @sukhotin.m. Unfortunately, we don't have any details regarding the build itself, materials, or donor car. Though this replica is clearly significantly smaller than the real deal, much of its overall bodywork looks fairly accurate.
Another gift from Russia with love. This guy is building his own Tesla Cybertruck from a UAZ 4x4. Not only was the donor vehicle covered in snow at the start of the build, it also looks similar to the dog van from "Dumber and Dumber". It also appears to be covered in concrete for some odd reason that probably only makes sense in Russia. A massive drill is thus required.
Okay, so not everyone has the time or capability to build an actual drivable fake Cybertruck. Fortunately, there's Lego. Although the company has yet to offer a Tesla Cybertruck model kit of its own, that didn't stop someone from pitching one to Lego. "BrickinNick" sent Lego his product idea and it requires 10,000 supporters to make this project an actual Lego set.
Are you into making paper cars and not thrilled about ponying up around $100 for an expensive Lego Tesla Cybertruck Lego set (assuming there will be one)? If so, then here's a far cheaper option. Presenting the CyberPaper, created by graphic designer Alex Josephine Gwynne. The plans are now available for free download on FoldUpToys.com. Some assembly is required, though it only requires a knife, scissors, glue, and 250 gsm card stock.
Have little to no money? Afraid of paper cuts? No problem. Just craft your own fake Tesla Cybertruck out of mashed potatoes. A guy named Greg Milano recreated the Cybertruck out of a block of mashed potatoes during his Thanksgiving dinner. His brother live-tweeted the event and the final result was actually quite impressive.