More than 380,000 Lego bricks were used to created this full-scale replica of the Ferrari Monza SP1 – now on display at Legoland, Denmark.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 has become the latest high-value supercar to be immortalised by Lego, with the full-scale brick-based model unveiled this week.
Based on the single-seat Monza SP1 – itself underpinned by mechanical components from the Ferrari 812 Superfast – this Lego supercar is the centrepiece of the ‘Ferrari Build and Race’ attraction at Legoland in Denmark, the toy-maker’s home country.
The Canadian Broadcast Corporation reports more than 383,000 Lego bricks were used to assemble the model Monza SP1 across a 339-day period, with Ferrari designers helping to shape the life-size model.
Weighing approximately 1340kg, the Lego-based Ferrari is about 150kg more than its real-life counterpart, although the display car lacks a V12 engine, transmission, suspension and almost every other component which makes a car start, drive and stop.
While Lego is the world’s largest tyre-maker by volume, production wheels and tyres from the Monza SP1 were used instead, sitting over Lego brakes.
According to a post by Ferrari on social media platform Facebook, fans of the Italian car-maker can drive the Lego Monza SP1 and their own brick-based machines around a virtual version of the brand’s Fiorano track at Legoland Denmark.
Unfortunately it seems there are no plans for Lego to make a smaller-scale version of the Monza SP1, however the company currently sells a ‘Technic’ – its more sophisticated toy off-shoot – version of the Daytona SP3.
Priced from $699.99, the Lego Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3 is 5000 times cheaper than the real car upon which it is based, with willing parties needing to assemble 3778 pieces to complete the one-eighths scale model.