Type R gets the Lego treatment

Riley Riley

Honda’s sensational Civic Type R has been transformed into a life-size Lego model.

A  team of nine led by expert Ryan McNaught used more than 320,000 Lego blocks to build the model which took more than 1300 hours to complete.

McNaught said the project presented some exciting but technical challenges due to the unique shape of the car.

“The car is shaped with a considerable amount of curved lines, making it a tough but interesting build,” he said.

“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.”

A steel frame supports the structure of Lego blocks, which are glued together.

The car comes to life with the help of an iPad which turns on the headlights, DRLs, fog lights, hazard lights, brake and reversing lights.

A real Civic Type R and CAD drawings were used to design a blueprint.

The team then built the car from the ground up, layer by layer.

The most challenging elements of the build were the window wipers due to their fragility, and the rear spoiler which needed structure to allow it to float.

The model was built to promote the upcoming Lego Masters television show which goes to air on Channel Nine from April 28.

McNaught will judge the show alongside Australian radio and TV personality, Hamish Blake, who is the host.

Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins said Honda is a company that is all about creativity and innovation, and it was great to support a family show that mirrors these ideals.

“Through Lego Masters we’ll see some of the dreams of the contestants, and also fans, come to life – we’re proud to be helping drive that,” he said.

The Lego Civic Type R will be making appearances across the country over the coming months.

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