One of the most talked-about super cars of the latest São Paulo International Motor Show, the McLaren SENNA has a new, special version. LEGO has used around half a million blocks to build a life-sized replica of the car that is 1,100 lb heavier than the original machine.
The concept behind the real car – the first one to bear the SENNA brand – was to create a street car whose DNA came from the tracks. The machine weighs 1.198 kg and goes from 0 to 120 mph in just 6.8 seconds, besides having a 210 mph top speed.
The connection between Ayrton Senna and McLaren runs deep: he won three F1 world titles for the team (1988, 1990 and 1991).
Working 5 thousand hours, designers used 467,854 Lego blocks in order to assemble the 3,750 lb replica, including every single detail, from the seats to the steering wheel and the pedals.
The LEGO version of the McLaren SENNA isn’t meant to be driven on the streets or raceways, but it still has the “engine” button, that simulates the noise made by the supercar’s engine. LEGO will also be selling 6-inch replicas of the car.