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How Fast Can You Build a LEGO McLaren P1?

Last time we checked, the McLaren P1 didn't come with a kit car option, so if you want to build one of these hypercars with your own hands, you'll probably have to turn to the world of toys. This is where LEGO steps in, with the plastic brick company having had a positive automotive year.
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One of the greatest hits of the 2015 LEGO season was the Speed Champions series, which saw the company bringing the world of motorsport and road hypercars to children.

Before we get into the details of the McLaren P1 build we want to talk about, we have to warn aficionados that we're talking about a project for kids. While this has to be the fastest way to build your own P1, the lack of significant LEGO Technic elements means you will end up with a rather simple toy.

As for the actual build, the first clip below is a sped-up version of the P1 build, but you can get a pretty good idea on the amount of time you'll need to spend putting this plastic version of Woking's halo car together.

Those of you who missed LEGO's Speed Champions adventure over the year can check out the second piece of footage below, with this offering a review of the complete collection, F1 pit crews included.

This month has been a special one in terms of P1 production and we're referring to the actual vehicle now, as McLaren has ended production of the hypercar.

Having built the 375th P1, the British automaker follows Porsche down this hybrid route, with the final unit of the 918 Spyder having left the factory back in June this year.

Unlike our LEGO piece here, the final P1 was dressed in Pearlescent Orange, a nod to the hue covering the final McLaren F1 street car - the last F1 also served as an inspiration for Volcano Orange, now one of the company's most important shades.

As for the interior of the milestone P1, the cabin is dominated by a Black and Orange theme, which can be found on the seats and the steering wheel. The hypercar uses Black Gloss detailing on the instruments bezels, switchgear and dashboard air vents.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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