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Expert Lego builder creates small-scale Nissan GT-R Nismo

Nissan’s GT-R Nismo is one of the most expensive cars the Japanese automaker has made in its history, the 200 mile-per-hour supercar is not like any other Nissan car that everybody can get their hands on. However, Lego has fulfilled our dreams to own one to a certain extent, by designing a small-scale version of the Nismo supercar. The nice thing about this is that you do not have to know how to drive to own one.

It was Firas Abu-Jaber, an expert brick builder, who came up with the Lego version of the GT-R Nismo. The reason why he built this was because it is a favourite car of his, so he took time and studied the supercar, and went into proper detail - from the front fascia, wheels, the rear, and even under the hood, to start his project. What he built was so detailed that he even replicated the GT-R’s engine.

As usual, Firas made use of the red Technic gear pieces to add details like the tail lights according to The Brothers Brick website. As you open the hood, the doors, and the roof, you will find some pretty cool detailing inside like a full on interior. This brick model might be of interest to you, but you won’t be able to get this from your local Lego store as it is not an official kit.

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McLaren builds a 1:1 Lego version of the 720S at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren had just built a new 720S, but this time, it is made out of plastic. Why? That is because it is made with Lego bricks, and what’s even more impressive is that they built a life size model of the 720S. The 1:1 model scale is currently displayed at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. To finish this model, they needed a total of 267,300 Lego pieces, with the help of six people who spent 2,000 hours building it.

This is not the first time we have seen cars being replicated with Lego bricks. In fact, Lego has some pretty cool automotive kits from the simple Speed Champions line to the giant Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But here is the thing with the McLaren 720S, it’s so huge it isn’t even finished yet.

Therefore, McLaren is asking the general public to help them finish it at the Festival of Speed so the supercar can finally be completed. Take note that there is still a long way to go as the company will bring in 12,700 orange bricks to the event in order to complete the construction. To keep the replica as realistic as possible, they ensured that the design will include silver marking to depict the Pirelli P Zero Costa tires.

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NASA Mars Rover Concept sports a quirky design in the form of Lego bricks

The futuristic "Mars Rover Concept Vehicle" was revealed on June 8th of this year at NASA's kickoff event held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex to promote its campaign "Summer of Mars". What sets the vehicle apart from other projects is that the rendered Mars Rover is made out of Lego bricks, making it cool and fun at the same time.

If our present government is as quick as Lego fans then there will be likely fewer problems that will plague us every day, not to mention a lot of awesome stuff that we can play with. After only one week after NASA bestowed us with its Mars Rover Concept, the space carrier has already been recreated with all sorts of creative media, but one creation has stood out. The creator remade the Rover into brick form and submitted his output to Lego Ideas for consideration. Lego artist RichterMat is the creator behind the project which consists of 512 bricks and has a rear opening hatch to uncover a proper lab that is like the original lab.

It even bears NASA labels with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex badges found on the back. These badges were designed to be on the rear due to the fact that the Mars Rover Concept will never experience life on Mars. This concept was conceived to be part of the Journey to Mars exhibit to be held at the Space Center that serves as source of both excitement and inspiration for younger generation to passionately seek a career in the Sciences, and particularly in the field of Space Exploration.

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Would you cop a Lego BMW E30 M3?

What can Lego not build? I’m serious, the toy building brick touches everything from complex architecture like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, fictional characters from Star Wars to The Simpsons, and even F1 and race cars - basically everything you can think of in this world.

We are all aware that Lego Ideas have come up with a lot of automotive projects in the past. They have built models including the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, race karts, stunt trucks and bikes and some others. Now, they are crafting the classic BMW E30 M3, and the cool thing is that it really resembles the actual model.

The E30 M3, as we know, was BMW’s homologation special to get into touring car racing. This model also turned out to be a huge success across Europe, especially in Germany’s DTM. It was equipped with an inline six 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine.

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It’s finally confirmed to be coming! The newest addition to the miniature range is none other than McLaren’s hottest new supercar --- the 720S. Lego earlier introduced the McLaren P1 package along with Ford’s GT40 and GT models. For some time, we’ve always wondered what else would come out from Lego’s Speed Champions series.

Lego’s latest Speed Champions set will be available starting June. The Lego McLaren 720S building kit consists of a drawing board with the original design sketch and a 3D-printed model. Furthermore, the McLaren design studio desk comes with its own coffee cup and mini figure.

This new Lego model’s design and color scheme is taken from the real McLaren 720S seen at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. In real life, the supercar’s V8 engine brings a 720hp (536kW) with a top speed of 212mph (341kph) on the table.

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It’s like building a Volkswagen with your own hands. Happening this week at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen travels back and forth between the past and the future with its miniature cityscape. With up to 20,000 pieces of Lego bricks specially built for the event, the company wishes to take its audience on a brief, yet sentimental journey.

Since the scale models are meant to showcase the brand’s evolution of design, the German automaker arrives at the event with a custom-built 2-ft x 3.5 ft Lego diorama featuring the vintage Microbus as well as the latest 7-seater Atlas crossover.

With a nice city as its backdrop, the scale models will surely catch the attention of children and adults that are attending the auto show. The diorama consists of road, modern buildings and trees ---representing “The Volkswagen Journey” throughout the decades.

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If you are looking for an affordable supercar and still want to buy the sold-out McLaren P1 we have good news. Lego enthusiasts did it again and created a scale model of the McLaren P1. So, instead of over 1 million euros you will pay let’s say just 100 euros.

Although the design of the McLaren P1 is way too impressive and way too difficult to replicate it using just Lego pieces we admit that the result isn’t too bad. I guess you have to be a real expert to create this vehicle and spend few days paying attention to the real car.

Still, the engine is does not resemble the real 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that generates 737 hp and 720 Nm of torque.

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The reinvented and new Ford Explorer is an attractive model on its own as it comes with its own capability and blending style. It is even equipped with technology that guarantees its fuel efficiency, which is top-of-the-line.

Through the EcoBoost engine, fuel efficiency is at an EPA-certified rating of 28 mpg highway. Today however, Ford will be releasing a one-of-a-kind Explorer from its Chicago Assembly Plant. While it does have the craftsmanship that has become the signature of this model, it has one extraordinary feature in that it was created using an excess of 380,000 LEGO bricks and taking at least 2,500 hours to make.

Coming in bright red, this special edition of the Explorer has a weight of 2,654 pounds and is supported by an aluminum base in its interior weighing 768 pounds. In building this LEGOLAND Florida edition of the Explorer, it took a team composed of 22 designers. For those who are interested to see a time-lapse video of this model being built, a copy is available and can be viewed online. Once it has made its official debut, this special edition model will then be put to a trailer and then sent to the EGOLAND Florida theme park, a 150-acre land outside of Orlando.

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A red Lego VW camper van set that costs $120 and has over 1,300 pieces will be available starting October 1 at Lego retailers. The VW Camper Lego set is modeled after the T1 Camper from 1962, which is also known as the "Kombi." On the Lego version, we will see the "V" shape three-way color split at the front.

It will have rounded roof and window frames. It will also feature the opening "splittie" safari front window. The doors on this model re-creation can open and its roof may also pop up.

The Lego designers created the van to have three subtle curves on the front and for contouring to continue on the sides. The Lego van has parts that represent the flat-four air-cooled VW boxer engine.

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