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This is a life-size Lego Chevy Silverado

334,000-brick model took experts 2,000 hours to build

Published: 21 Jan 2019

Don’t fret – your computer or phone’s screen hasn’t gone all weird and pixelated. Well, probably not, anyway. 

Welcome, everyone, to a life-size Lego model of the Chevrolet Silverado. Built to publicise the company’s partnership with Warner Bros, ahead of the release of the second Lego Movie, the blocky Silverado is an entirely faithful recreation of Chevy’s full-size pick-up. Badges, door handles, bumpers and all. And those details are really very impressive. Just look at how they’ve tried to recreate the sheet-metal’s curves and creases. Clever.

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The Lego Chevy measures 20ft long, 6ft high and 8ft wide – just like the real thing. Bit lighter though, at 1.5 tonnes. It took 18 specially-trained Lego builders (we want this job) 2,000 hours to assemble from 334,544 bricks. Which actually isn’t as many as we thought – we’d have guessed something in the millions. 

Unfortunately, the Lego Chevy doesn’t drive, like the rather spectacular Lego Technic Chiron. It does have working headlights, though. 

Construction took place at Lego’s Connecticut HQ, and it was revealed this week at the Detroit Motor Show. Now, time to try a Corvette…

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