Look closer, this real-life Porsche is half Legos

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Featured at the famous Le Mans sports car racing event is a real-life Porsche whose frame is half Legos, half the real thing. Legos and Porsche teamed up to build this impressive life-size 911 RSR LMP1 car using more than 380,000 Lego bricks that took approximately 633 hours to complete. 

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Some flaws in alignment are noticeable, but come on!

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Behold the Lego hood pin.

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Even the decals, logos and bottom lights are impressively matched.

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What beautiful Lego fenders!

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Getting the frame around the wheels just right must have been pain staking.

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According to Wikipedia:

The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or German: Neunelf) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance sports car made since 1963[1] by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a distinctive design with rear-mounted six cylinder boxer engine and independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. Since its introduction it has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.[2] The engines were air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. “Around 150,000 911 cars from the model years 1964 to 1989 are still on the road today.”

This is impressive stuff, and I can’t wait to see what Legos has up its sleeves next, perhaps teaming up with an aerospace firm to make a spacecraft half Legos?!

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