The only catch is it's made out of Lego bricks instead of metal. Admit it, you want one.
If the $290,000 asking price for the McLaren 720S is out of your budget, there will soon be a marginally cheaper way of owning one. McLaren’s new Super Series is the latest addition to Lego’s Speed Champions model car range, joining the likes of other legendary supercars like the McLaren P1, Porsche 918, LaFerrari, Ford GT and Bugatti Veyron. Replicating the distinctive styling of the supercar in its signature 'McLaren Orange' paint scheme, the Lego Speed Champions McLaren 720S will set you back just 12.99 GBP (around $16.00).
Included in the pack are the bricks to build your miniature McLaren 720S, as well as a car designer minifigure and design studio desk, complete with coffee cup, original design sketch, and a 3D-printed model car. It’s recommended for builders aged seven and over – admit it, though, you want one. Granted, the Lego Speed Champions McLaren 720S isn’t anywhere near as accurate or as detailed as expensive replica models from the likes of Autoart, but Lego has done a decent job of replicating some of its design features considering the limitations. The complex design of the McLaren 720S’s aerodynamic shape meant it took a Lego designer a year to create the Speed Champions model.
“The Lego interpretation of the McLaren 720S reflects the most exciting part of the design process, when a two-dimensional sketch is transformed into a physical, three-dimensional model,” commented McLaren Automotive Chief Designer, Rob Melville. “Building a model like this gives the next generation of McLaren enthusiasts a taste of just how exhilarating that moment is for designers.” The Lego McLaren 720S will be available on June 1 to neatly coincide with deliveries of the full-size model. In real-life, the McLaren 720S accelerates from 0-124 mph in just 7.8 seconds. The Lego Speed Champions version won’t achieve quite the same speed, but at least it will look good on your shelf.