Saturday, May 25

Toyota Teams up with Lego to Build a Drivable, Life-Size Model GRSupra


Calling all ‘kidults’, this one’s for you. If you love Lego and all things motoring, then feast your eyes on this super cool stunt from Toyota. Toyota is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic Supra nameplate by showcasing a life-size incarnation of the current-generation model.

Built from more than 477 000 Lego blocks, this ultra-cool Lego model weighs in at an astonishing 1 885kg (390kg heavier than the road-going vehicle). The model took the team of 21 builders and two mechanics — who worked 24 hours a day in three shifts — a total of 5 400 hours to assemble the Lego Supra.

Lego model Toyota GRSupra


Although it’s mainly built from blocks, the car also incorporates a steering wheel, tyres, driving seat and car factory logo — all derived from the original vehicle — while the interior remains largely plastic. The Lego Supra doesn’t feature the GR Supra’s turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, but the model is drivable, with an electric engine capable of reaching a top speed of 28km/h.

The Lego Toyota Supra sports a vibrant shade of yellow and has functioning headlights and taillights and is on display at Legoland in Nagoya, Japan, until 11 October 2021. Thereafter, it has been reported that the life-size Lego Supra will be exhibited at the Japanese Super GT racing series.

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