Certified LEGO Master Crafts Full-Size Honda Civic Type R Using 320,000 Bricks

Complete with functioning lights.

By
Automotive
49,753 Hypes 16 Comments

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.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

The Louvre Imposes Timed Tickets Ahead of Massive Leonardo da Vinci Retrospective
Arts

The Louvre Imposes Timed Tickets Ahead of Massive Leonardo da Vinci Retrospective

In an effort to control the thousands of expected visitors.

UPDATE: YG Drops the Video for His New Single "Stop Snitchin"
Music

UPDATE: YG Drops the Video for His New Single "Stop Snitchin"

Off his surprise album ‘4REAL 4REAL.’

Kent Loon Explores Addiction for the Chester Watson-Produced "Addicted"
Music

Kent Loon Explores Addiction for the Chester Watson-Produced "Addicted"

“My life is addictive. I didn’t choose to be in this position, it chose me.”


New Balance Drops Seaside-Inspired "Coastal Pack"
Footwear

New Balance Drops Seaside-Inspired "Coastal Pack"

New colorways of the 997 and 998.

Koffee Is the Future of Reggae
Music 

Koffee Is the Future of Reggae

The Jamaican star talks early beginnings, her music and challenging herself.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, BAPE, NIKECRAFT, Dior and Palace.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.