Lego cars are hardly a new thing, but automakers partnering with the famed Danish toy company is a more recent development. The latest is Britain’s McLaren, which is once again teaming up with the world-famous maker of interlocking plastic blocks.
After introducing a Lego version of the McLaren P1 in Lego’s Speed Champions lineup, McLaren is introducing a Lego version of the company’s newest car, the 720S — perfect for those looking to add a McLaren to their home garage without robbing a Las Vegas casino first. Unfortunately, while McLaren 720S owners get a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that develops 720 horsepower and can hit a top speed of 212 mph, the Lego version will not come with such performance characteristics.
Marketed towards a much younger demographic than its cousin, the Lego McLaren 720S is designed for ages 7 and older. The kit comes with all the pieces to build your own 720S, as well as a Lego mini figure made to represent McLaren design chief Rob Melville, as well as a miniature version of his work station, which features a 3D rendering of the 720S on his miniature sketchpad.
According to Melville, “The Lego interpretation of the McLaren 720S reflects the most exciting part of the design process, when a two-dimensional sketch is transformed into a physical, three-dimensional model. Building a model like this gives the next generation of McLaren enthusiasts a taste of just how exhilarating that moment is for designers.”
Thankfully, the Lego McLaren 720S doesn’t come with the heart-stopping price tag of the life-size car, which nears $300,000. Instead, it comes with the infinitely more approachable price of about $15. Maybe this is how we’ll finally be able to afford our own McLaren. We’ve got just the spot on our desk for it, too.