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It’s taken nearly 5,000 hours to assemble and it comprises almost half a million bricks. LEGO has built a unique, full-scale McLaren Senna. It’s also the first interactive McLaren LEGO model in which enthusiasts can sit behind the wheel and actually start the ‘engine’ by pushing the start button in the roof.

They can even hear a simulation of the 208 mph car as it roars into life. although they won’t be able drive it off.

In a press release McLaren says: ‘Working shifts around the clock, teams of up to 10 model-makers needed 2,725 hours to click together all the pieces for the LEGO McLaren Senna, nine times longer than it takes to produce each painstakingly hand-assembled real Senna (300 hours). Including design and development, a total of 4,935 hours went into creating the model, involving no fewer than 42 men and women from the LEGO build team’.

McLaren says enthusiasts of all ages will be able to get up close to the first LEGO McLaren at a variety of events throughout this year, including the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July.

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