New Lego Formula 1 car sets new world record
A new champion of the world’s largest Formula 1 car built from Lego bricks has emerged. Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lego runner consists of over half a million individual pieces and is currently on display at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The project was commissioned by the Saudi Arabian Automobile and Motorcycle Federation to promote the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in December, the country’s first-ever appearance on the F1 calendar. Each brick could be purchased as a fundraiser for Ehsan, Saudi Arabia’s national charity network.
The car surpasses the previous record for a Lego F1 car set in 2017, a replica of a Ferrari SF70H. This car consisted of 350,000 parts, but was designed and built by Lego employees. The expert touch showed. It had more detail and looked less jagged (higher resolution, if you will) than the green car.
Bricks are still bricks, and the new record holder has some impressive details. For example, the wheels and tires, and even the Pirelli lettering on the tires, are made from Legos.
The car took about eight days to complete. Construction began on September 15 and the last brick was placed on the car by SAMF President HRH Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal on September 23.
“This exciting project was about giving back to our community and reflecting the true meaning and values of progress, innovation and social responsibility that symbolize modern Saudi Arabia. Today, I am confident to declare that he did it and much more. “he said, according to one Press release by Formula 1.
Al-Faisal continued, “This incredible achievement has been a feat of collaboration and ingenuity linked by a collective passion to use the power of F1 to provide Saudi Arabia with a better future.”
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place from December 3-5. The track is a street circuit along the Red Sea and a night race, which should result in some picturesque footage.