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The McLaren Senna is one of the top cars in the automotive world, with its aggressive race car-like styling and ferocious performance. It’s safe to say few cars can grab the limelight like the Senna.

But how do you get it even more attention? Well, you make a full-size version out of Lego.

Built in secret, the Lego Senna you see here is constructed of an incredible 467,854 individual elements, and weighs 1,700kg, which is 500kg more than the standard hypercar.

McLaren says this is the most ambitious Lego creations it has built to date, with the British supercar maker having previously partnered with the Danish toy company to build a Lego version of the McLaren 720S — although the Senna utilises almost 200,000 more bricks than that car did.

Over 40 model-makers worked around the clock to ensure the model was built in time, with a total of 4,935 being needed to complete the Lego model, which includes design and development.

Unsurprisingly, the Senna’s 208mph top speed is not applicable to this model, but you can still climb aboard the model, with the car retaining the seats, steering wheels and pedals from the ‘real’ Senna. A starter button also allows you to hear a simulation of the track-focused hypercar’s 4.0-litre V8 fire into life, as well as operate the lights and use the touchscreen.

Authentic McLaren badges are also fitted, as well as the same wheels and Pirelli tyres you would find on the road car.

For those wanting to have their own go at building their own Lego Senna, the firm sells a 219-piece set for £12.99, while the scale Lego model here will be on show at events around the world — including the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

McLaren revealed its most extreme road car to date in December 2017, which utilises the name of legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. Just 500 are being built, each with a starting price of £750,000.

Ted Welford

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March 27, 2019

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