LEGO experts create life-size Honda Civic Type R

Lego Masters Honda Civic Type R

A team of LEGO experts have created a life-size model of one of the most iconic cars in the Honda line-up - the Civic Type R.

Using more than 320,000 LEGO bricks and taking over 1,300 hours, the team of nine assembled each brick by hand and the car was built from the ground up, layer by layer. The most challenging elements of the build were the window wipers due to their fragility, and the back spoiler which needed structure to allow it to float.

A steel frame supports the structure of LEGO® bricks, all glued together and built completely by stock standard pieces. The car ‘comes to life’ with the help of an iPad which turns on the headlights, DRLs, fog lights, hazard lights, brake and reversing lights.

This impressive feat celebrates Honda's support for Australian TV show, LEGO MASTERS, where eight pairs of LEGO fanatics are tasked with building various things out of LEGO. Ryan McNaught, global expert and LEGO certified professional, who led the team of experts that recreated the Type R, will judge the show alongside Australian radio and TV personality, Hamish Blake as host.

Speaking about some of the technical challenges in building the Type R, McNaught said, “We’ve loved the challenge of this project. The car is shaped with a considerable amount of curved lines, making it a tough but interesting build. From the working lights and indicators to intricate LEGO® Honda logos, the detail on the model has been a fun one for us to work on.”

 

Lego Masters Honda Civic Type R

Lego Masters Honda Civic Type R

Lego Masters Honda Civic Type R

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