The world’s first full-size LEGO replica of the latest Toyota Camry has been unveiled at an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. Consisting of more than 500,000 LEGO bricks, the Camry replica weighs 2 tonnes – which is 0.4 tonnes more than a production model that is on sale in Toyota showrooms.
“We’re so excited to introduce the all-new Toyota Camry in a fun and interactive environment to Melburnians,” said Toyota Australia Chief Designer Nicolas Hogios. “It’s amazing to see how quickly the car was put together in such a streamlined approach – much like our own design process locally in Australia.”
“The dedication and time that has been put into this one-of-a-kind project really meshes with Toyota’s dedication to the quality, durability and reliability of our respective products. It also provides us a fun platform to showcase the stylish Camry design in a different and interactive way,” he added.
The LEGO Camry was designed by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, the only LEGO-certified professional in the southern hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world. “I’m so excited to be unveiling my newest LEGO creation – a life-sized Toyota Camry – at Brickman Awesome in Melbourne. It’s taken over 2 months to build and comprises more than 500,000 bricks, but I’m really pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks of it! I’m delighted we have partnered with Toyota and I’ve had this opportunity to build my first full-scale LEGO car,” Mr. McNaught said.
He said that the high-quality replica took 900 hours to assemble over a period of 8 weeks. That’s more than 40 times longer than the time it takes Toyota to make a single car – which includes stamping panels, welding, painting, assembly and inspections.