Danish brick brand Lego is no stranger to partnerships, having launched sets based on Ferrari, Manchester United, all manner of Star Wars depictions, and many others. It’s also familiar with constructing life-sized objects from its iconic bricks, including the Lego Batmobile and a Bugatti Chiron (which actually moved under its own power).
What if you combined something from column A with column B? That’s how you get a life-sized Lego Ferarri Monza SP1, a single-seater V12 that looks like it’s designed to shear its driver’s head off in the event of a collision. Of course, if you can afford to actually drive one, you’ve probably got a clone body growing in a vat somewhere.
Ferrari Build and Race
The life-sized plastic replica holds pride of place at a new themed installation at Legoland in Denmark, the home of the buildable brick sensation. Almost everything about the vehicle was recreated using the company’s plastic bits, bar a few items that were retained for authenticity reasons. You’ll note that the wheels — both steering and ground-based — are the real deal. Everything else, from the mirrors to the exhaust tips and everything in between, is made from Lego.
And not a small amount of Lego, either. According to the CBC, the vehicle weighs in at 1.34 tonnes (1,340 kilograms) and consists of 383,610 individual bricks. These bricks took almost a full calendar year to assemble. The next time you’re battling for a couple of hours with an oversized Lego Imperial Star Destroyer, maybe you’ll consider this build and soldier on.
The installation at Legoland Denmark isn’t just so you can marvel over the red-coloured replica. There’s also a recreation of the Ferrari test track in Fiorano, Italy. Visitors can build their own take on a Ferrari, have it digitally scanned, and then test it out on the track.