• Oct 29, 2008
Perhaps this is Ferrari's answer to the FIA's threat to move to standardized engines: standardized building blocks! What could be more fair than to have every team start out with their own huge package of LEGOs? The drivetrain could remain unique or might even be a LEGO V8, but each team would get a color-specific mega-pack of blocks to build their own bodywork. All parts must be used, but how you place them is up to you. The resulting cars would have the aerodynamics of a brick so maybe safety would improve as speeds were reduced. Drivers would also have to slow considerably into turns, as lateral g's generated by modern F1 cars can easily exceed block lock integrity at will. None of this is true or has anything to do with the car in the photos, but this is far more interesting than reading the true story about some uber-geek who built a LEGO F1 car in Amsterdam to celebrate the "LEGO World" event. While we love the LEGO Mustang, Camaro, Batmobile, "Death Proof" Nova et al that we've shown you before, we have to admit that a full-size LEGO car is a step above. 80,000 bricks and about $20,000 later, this guy has a Ferrari F1 car of his own. And he doesn't have to cut open his basement wall to remove it.


[Source: 0-60mag]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Autoblog, it is not an F2008. Vodafone switched to McLaren after 06 and the nose is more of a 04 or earlier design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice Vodafone stickers
      • 6 Years Ago
      This F1 Lego car could probably win a race if the Lego pieces started falling off and cause the other F1 cars to crash or lose control. It'll probably end up at the finish line with just the frame, engine, & driver. Hahaha!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw a LEGO life-sized Williams F1 in Hamley's (toy shop) in London. Much more impressive than this creation, which I think is still amazing :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha I was going to mention the Vodafone thing. Good catch, fellow bloggers ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      When will the kit be available?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This isn't the first one either. At the grand opening of the Ferrari store in Rome, LEGO themselves built an, at the time, current F2004.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a preview of the 2009 new aero rules along with slick tires.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If Max Mosely, et. al. have their way, this is as exciting as the F1 future will be!