Certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught led a team of nine builders on a massive build, piecing together a 1:1 scale model of a Honda Civic Typer R out of tiny plastic bricks. Though it isn’t the first vehicle to receive the LEGO treatment, the Type R provided the builders plentiful challenge.
“We’ve loved the challenge of this project”, McNaught told Carscoops. “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.”
Demanding over 1,300 hours and 320,000 pieces, the LEGO Type R doesn’t quite match the real vehicle’s 3,000 lb weight, but it does come close thanks to its supporting steel frame. To ensure longevity, the bricks were glued together. Aside from overcoming the car’s curves, the builders had to pay special care to the window wipers to overcome fragility and plan out a rear wing that closely imitated the real deal. Not only does the car boast a series of strikingly detailed features, like Honda-branded rims and door locks, it also offers functional, iOS tablet-connected lights throughout.
Honda Australia will show off the exquisite Civic Type R build on the LEGO Masters TV show hosted by McNaught on April 28, after which it will be the centerpiece at various other events.
Elsewhere, LEGO launched a kit for Star Wars‘ Tantive IV ship.