Toyota will present a life-size Camry made from more than 500,000 Lego bricks in Melbourne, Australia, tomorrow.
It was designed by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, a Lego certified professional, the only one in the southern hemisphere and one of 14 worldwide.
The Lego-made Camry took over 900 hours to assemble over the course of 8 weeks. This is more than 40 times longer than the automaker needs to assemble a single example of the car, which includes everything from welding to painting and final inspection.
Weighing approximately 2 tons (4,409lbs), or some 0.4 tons (882lbs) more than the actual car, the life-size Lego car features a lot of interesting gizmos, likes working headlights, indicators and brake lights, hybrid lettering and Toyota logos on the alloy wheels.
“We’re so excited to introduce the all-new Toyota Camry in a fun and interactive environment to Melbournians”, commented the brand’s Australia chief designer, Nicolas Hogios. “It’s amazing to see how quickly the car was put together in such a streamlined approach – much like our own design process locally in Australia.”
Those interested in the gigantic brick-made toy can check it out at the Melbourne Museum Plaza, at the Brickman Awesome exhibition, which takes place from March 21 to April 29.