On the eve of the release of 'The Lego Movie
' we've taken a look at some of the coolest Lego cars out there. The iconic building blocks have been a part of many a childhood since the late 1940's. It's recognised and loved the world over by children and adults alike. The simple blocks encourage imagination and creativity so we've picked a few of our favourites below;
This model authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962
created a full-size replica of the company's Explorer crafted from Lego bricks. The sculpture was created by 22 designers over the course of 2,500 hours. All told, there are 380,000 individual bricks.
The iconic DeLorean time machine that Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown and Marty McFly famously used to travel Back to the Future!
The full scale replica of the 2011 Ferrari
150 ° Italia was built by a 16 strong team of Lego experts. It took six months to design and plan the task and a further ten days to assemble the hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks, fixing them onto a steel chassis. The car features real Pirelli race tyres, a seat that’s big enough to accommodate a driver and an exact replica of the steering wheel, this too made entirely from Lego.
And last but by no means least;
The end of 2013 saw the worlds first life sized air-powered Lego car that could be driven. The project was undertaken by an Australian entrepreneur and a Romanian technologist and took more than 500,000 pieces to construct. Apart from the wheels everything was Lego. It is powered by four orbital engines with 256 pistons running on air. With top speeds of roughly 20-30km/h it's no getaway car but with something that looks this cool why wouldn't you take your time to show it off!
Words by Lisa Carroll, That's What She Said!