• Lego has collaborated with automakers like Lamborghini, Nissan and Ford.
• The real-life GR Supra is powered by a turbo 3.0-litre engine that makes 250kW and 500Nm.
• To celebrate 35 years of Supra, Toyota SA is giving away 35 collectable Lego GR Supra kits.
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In line with celebrating the Supra's 35th birthday, Toyota has become the latest automaker to team up with Lego to create a life-sized version of its high-performance GR Supra.
The building blocks company has collaborated with the likes Lamborghini, Nissan and Ford with their own models, while also building a life-sized Honda Civic Type R and McLaren Senna.
It took a team of 21 builders and two mechanics – who worked 24 hours a day in three shifts – a total of 5 400 hours to assemble the 4770 000 little blocks. Incredibly, it weighs 1 885kg, 390kg more than the real thing. Everything from the front and rear lights are fully functional.
Build to Supra
Though the exterior and seats are made from Lego blocks, components like the steering wheel, tyres, driving seat, and logo come from the original model. The real thing is powered by a turbo 3.0-litre engine that makes 250kW and 500Nm, but in the plastic version is an electric engine capable of reaching a top speed of 28km/h.
Keeping in line with the celebrations, Toyota South Africa is giving away 35 collectable Lego GR Supra kits.
The model is currently on display at Legoland in Nagoya, Japan, until 11 October 2021.