They built another supersport from Lego in Kladno. They painted it right in Lamborghini
It is the first Lego car in a 1: 1 scale, painted directly in the car factory, to receive the same care as a production car, say the creators of a car built from a popular Danish kit. The Lamborghini Sián is the third life-size car designed and built at the Lego factory in Kladno. It consists of 400,000 cubes and its design and production took 8660 hours.
Bugatti Chiron, McLaren Senna and now Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. What do they have in common? All three were built in the life-size Lego factory in Kladno, a popular kit from cubes, and they are a perfect copy of production cars.
Chiron can drive, McLaren impressed with the interior, which was a faithful copy of the original, Sián is the most sophisticated in terms of design. His photos were only published yesterday, we had the opportunity to talk to the two main people behind the project - designer Lubor Zelinka and project manager Lukáš Horák. The team of designers, technicians, and modelers numbers about 15 people.
The forerunner of the Lego car in a 1: 1 scale is the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the very first hybrid supersport of the iconic Italian brand, which was created in a limited edition of 63 pieces. So 64, the last one is from Lego cubes, more precisely elements. 400,000 parts were used for it, 20 were made exactly to measure for the needs of modelers. The production car has nothing but real wheels and two Lamborghini logos on the front and rear of the car. Its construction took 8660 hours. For Chiron, it was a third more.
Comparing Chiron to Sián is not entirely fair, because the Bugatti was driven, so we needed a lot more parts and it took us longer. But the fact is that we learned a lot in making it, we already know how to design life-size cars more efficiently and they mainly wanted to avoid mistakes in Sián, describes the project, Lubor Zelinka.
In order for the car to travel frequently to exhibitions around the world, it is firmly attached to a metal pad. Not a drop of glue was used during the construction. The car itself weighs about half a ton, of which the serial wheels weigh about a meter, with the pad the weight of the car increased to 2.2 tons. By the way, in addition to the actual wheels, it has only two other things from the production car the Lamborghini logo on the bow and stern.
The whole project was marked by the covid-19 pandemic. The construction lasted eight months, the car was completed last summer. In the spring, when work peaked and we needed to move the most, everything was complicated by a pandemic. We couldn't meet people from Lamborghini in person, it was impossible to travel to Italy and in the end, it was a problem to send parts we worked on together, he explains. Lukáš Horák.
Therefore, it helped a lot that at the beginning of the project, Lubor Zelinka devoted himself to programming and improved special 3D programs that were used in the design of the car. This made the project different from Chiron, when he first had to draw many details in old age, by hand in sketchbooks.
Probably the most interesting detail is the surface of the car itself formed by flats. We have improved the solution we used with Bugatti. The surfaces are smaller, lighter, and better interconnected. Thanks to this, Sián has a more uniform surface and holds better, says Zelinka. The project used parts from a real Technic Sián kit in a 1: 8 scale, which Lego sells, specifically covering the car's mirrors.
Tailor-made parts are, for example, transparent elements with LED lights, which represent the headlights at the front and rear and also highlight the sides of the car. Not only do they glow, they also create a visual effect reminiscent of lightning, which also refers to the name of the car. Sian means lightning or flash in the Bologna dialect.
And Lego Sián has another novelty. This is the first painted car in this series. The parts on the body were sent to Italy, where they are a special color and then painted with colorless paint by workers in Lamborghini, who painted the real Sián. The idea was for the Lego car to receive the same care as the real Sián and for the paint to look changeable as on real super sports.
In addition, the color is unique, as all 63 production cars were tailor-made with customers in Lamborgini and none are the same, so the carmaker wanted the Lego Sián not to have the same color as an existing car.
Now Lego Sián is still parking in the Kladno factory, but in the summer he will go to the exhibition in the USA. Lego Bugatti Chiron, which was introduced three years ago, also first traveled the world and then Czech visitors could admire it in the run-up to Christmas in Prague, so perhaps the poisonous green Lambo will visit the Czech Republic at the end of the year.