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.

The replica features signature details of the Camry such as Toyota logos on the alloy wheels, hybrid lettering, working headlights, indicators and brake lights.

“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.

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  1. Back in ”16 the Accord and the Camry were on our shortlist. I”d have to agree that the Accord was the better looking of the two until you opened the drivers door. Three different graphic displays, plus climate control, at three different levels. It was beyond annoying and the wife wouldn”t even test-drive it because of that. The Camry wasn”t bad looking, but the interior layout sealed the deal. Simple, intuitive, user friendly. Knobs big ones placed where you”d expect them to be. It has enough power, the six speed auto always seems to know what gear it”s supposed to be in, the SE”s suspension is a bit firmer than the LE”s, but not unpleasantly so. Did I mention it”s screwed together like a Rolex? All this for just under $20K no brainer, from where we sat. I”d like to comment on the new Accord”s styling, but I”ve only seen one in the wild since the car came out. To put that statement into perspective, my daughter and I went to Costco yesterday, and counted 8 new body Camry”s. It”s about a 10 mile round trip. Plenty of Civics and CRV”s, but not one single Accord. Doesn”t take a genius to figure out Honda”s got a problem with that car.

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