The 1:1 scale replica required 320,000 bricks and took more than 1,300 hours. The build team consisted of nine people, led by ‘Lego Certified Professional’ (yes, there is a such a thing) and Lego Masters judge, Ryan McNaught, who said the shape and design of the Civic Type R made it difficult to reproduce in brick form: “The car is shaped with a considerable amount of curved lines, making it a tough but interesting build.”
McNaught’s team used an actual Civic Type R and CAD drawings as the base for their creation, then built the car from the ground up, layer by layer. A steel frame supports the bricks, which are all stock standard pieces, but glued together.
Weighing more than 1,300kg (heavier than an actual Type R), the most challenging elements of the build were described as the window wipers, because to their fragility, and the back spoiler, which needed an underlying structure to allow it to ‘float’.
The car’s headlights, DRLs, fog lights, hazard lights, brake and reversing lights are all functional, controlled remotely via an iPad.
Honda says the Lego Civic Type R will be making appearances across the country in the coming months.