Built with more than half a million LEGO bricks, Toyota will be displaying a full-sized LEGO replica of the all-new Toyota Camry in Melbourne, Australia; one that weighs two tonnes, almost 400 kilograms more than the actual car.
The replica sports trademark features of the all-new Toyota Camry such as the logos on the alloy wheels, hybrid lettering, headlights, indicators and brake lights.
Designed by Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, the only LEGO certified professional in the southern hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world, the all-new Camry replica took a staggering 900 hours to assemble over the span of eight weeks – more than 40 times longer than Toyota takes to make a single car.
“I’m so excited to be unveiling my newest LEGO creation – a life-sized Toyota Camry – as it has taken over two months to build and comprises of more than 500,000 bricks. I’m really pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks of it!”, said Ryan. The new 2018 Toyota Camry will be available with three engines – all-new 2.5-litre four-cylinder Dynamic Force petrol, a 2.5-litre four-cylinder with Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) and an all-new 3.5-litre V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection pumping out over 300 hp – the latter however is unlikely to land in Malaysia, ever.
The 2.5-litre four-cylinder Dynamic Force petrol engine (206 hp / 252 Nm) with the latest Variable-Valve-Timing-intelligent Electric (VVT-iE) and is paired with an eight-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission while the 2.5-litre Hybrid engine (176 hp / 221 Nm) is linked to a six-speed Sequential Shift and Sports Mode.