But you can watch it being built from scratch in just one minute.
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren answered a question we doubt anyone has ever thought to ask: what would a life-size McLaren 720S made almost entirely out of Lego bricks look like? Built to celebrate the launch of the latest entry in McLaren’s Super Series family, the full-scale Lego car turned plenty of heads at the show. McLaren has now released a behind the scenes video showing the replica car's painstaking building process from start to finish in a one minute time lapse.
It’s surprisingly therapeutic to watch. Some fun facts: a real 720S takes 12 working days to build from scratch at the McLaren factory. Using CAD data supplied by McLaren, a team of six professional Lego builders (yes, apparently that really is an occupation) from Bright Bricks spent over 2,000-man hours building the Lego 720S replica using 267,300 individual bricks.
The model was built on a steel frame and even wears real Pirelli P Zero tires. Ironically, it’s heavier than the real car, weighing in at 3,200-pounds. At the show, McLaren invited visitors to finish building the model with the remaining 13,000 bricks at a charity event which raised over $3,000. McLaren isn’t planning to sell its 1:1 scale Lego McLaren 720S, but if you really need to own a plastic version of the supercar and don’t happen to have 280,000 Lego bricks lying around, you can always buy the smaller-scale Lego Speed Champions McLaren 720S.