Full-size LEGO® McLaren 720S now on display in Los Angeles at the Petersen Automotive Museum
4 Jun 2018
- McLaren partners with The LEGO Group to build 1:1 scale McLaren 720S
- The 1:1 scale model makes its North American debut
- 280,000+ LEGO® bricks used in total to build the car
- The LEGO® McLaren 720S, which is now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum, was completed with help by museum visitors who placed the final bricks on the full-size model
Fans of McLaren Automotive and LEGO® now have the opportunity to see the full-size LEGO® McLaren 720S on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The 1:1 scale model was completed with help by museum visitors, who placed the final orange bricks on the LEGO® McLaren 720S on Saturday, June 2nd. The full-size model will be on display at the Petersen through August 19, as part of an interactive exhibit.
The LEGO® McLaren 720S is made of more than 280,000 LEGO® bricks, weighing in at 3,200lbs, compared to the road-going 720S’s dry weight of 2,828lbs. In order to produce such an accurate representation of the second-generation of McLaren Super Series, McLaren Automotive worked closely with the only UK certified LEGO® professional builders, providing in-depth vehicle CAD data so that the model could be fully realised. The model was built up around a steel frame, with a team of six working at one time for over 2,000 hours to build the car by hand. In comparison, a real-world production 720S takes around 12 working days in the McLaren Production Centre to assemble. Also featured on the LEGO®720S build is the all-new Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres used in its road-going equivalent, complete with silver ‘Pirelli Colour Edition’ graphics.
The LEGO® McLaren 720S will be on display through August 19th on the second floor of the Petersen Automotive Museum. LEGO® and McLaren Automotive fans will be able to customize their own mini LEGO® Speed Champions McLaren on an interactive iPad app next to the car. The customization app will offer the choice to add racing stripes, flames, checkered flags, license plates, backgrounds, and also add their name with an option to print a custom sticker of the car they have designed. The Petersen’s Discovery Center located near the full scale car will host daily access to race ramps and build tables for museum attendees who want to build their own LEGO® Speed Champions race cars.
The McLaren 720S is available to order pre-assembled with a starting MRSP of $284,745. Smaller fans of the brand might be more interested in the 75880 LEGO® Speed Champions McLaren 720S miniature set, available in the Petersen Store for a fraction of the price.
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.
The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.
Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids.
2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna.
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury high performance and technology and comprises three principal businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.
Petersen Automotive Museum:
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.
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