A full-size Lego McLaren Senna took center stage at E3 as Microsoft announced the Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions expansion. The 1:1 replica took 5,000 hours to build and is composed of half a million Lego bricks. With the Forza Horizon 4 expansion, you’ll be able to pilot Lego Speed Champion models including the Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is in full swing at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A full-size Lego McLaren Senna stood out among the trailers and video reveals at this year’s E3. The big toy car made a public appearance as Microsoft announced the Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions expansion.
The Lego Speed Champions are simple but detailed models of some of the most famous cars to ever hit the road and track. The upcoming Forza Horizon 4 expansion lets you pilot Lego versions of the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally. You can also explore an entire city built of Lego bricks, which includes a racetrack, stunt park, and airport.
The Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions expansion arrives on June 13 for Windows and Xbox One and will retail for $20. The add-on is free for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle, or the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
More than the real thing
The 1:1 scale Lego McLaren Senna took 5,000 hours to build, which is nine time longer than it takes to build the actual supercar. The plastic Senna is composed of half a million bricks and weighs about 1,100 pounds more than its carbon fiber counterpart. The Lego McLaren Senna has a funcional driver’s seat, steering wheel, pedals, lights, and infotainment system. The late, great Ayrton Senna’s nephew Bruno Senna was called in to show off some of its incredible features.
Lego and McLaren partnered to make a replica of the 720s a couple of years ago, but the level of detail does not match that of the Lego Senna.
You can pick up a little Lego McLaren Senna for $15 if the real million-dollar Senna is out of your reach. At just 219 pieces, it should take you slightly less than 5,000 hours to assemble.The 1:1 scale Lego McLaren Senna took 5,000 hours to build, which is nine time longer than it takes to build the actual supercar
The McLaren Senna is limited to 500 units. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 produces 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. With a curb weight of 2,897 pounds, the Senna goes from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, onto a top speed of 208 mph.
When the games become real
Cars and video games have been connected since the dawn of the gaming industry. As technology progressed we got to virtually drive more accurate representations of our favorite vehicles. The lines were further blurred with the introduction of the Vision Gran Turismo project. Major car manufacturers designed and built concept vehicles for the Gran Turismo series, which were put into the game.
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