Top Gear Team Made of LEGO

Over the years, LEGO has gained so much popularity among its fans that it has expanded its range to thousands of sets themed around a variety of topics. Batman, Prince of Persia, Harry Potter or Star Wars are just a few of the examples. Now, the Danish company has brought a new theme to 40-million-brick MINILAND attraction at Legoland: the Top Gear team.

The Legoland designers decided to capture a ‘square’ moment of BBC TV’s famous show and added a scene with the show’s presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as well as the Stig around a Caterham R500 LEGO replica.

Why precisely the Caterham of all models Stig has tested on the racing tracks? Well, the British supercar impressed the motor sport fans by achieving the fifth fastest time on Top Gear’s Lap board, overtaking even the 25-times more expensive Bugatti Veyron.

"The Caterham is such a timeless and iconic car that it was a no-brainer as our choice for the motorsport area," said Legoland's chief model maker, Guy Bagley. “My colleague remembered that the Stig had put the R500 through its paces and how incredible it was on the test track. It's a design that lends itself particularly well to our bricks, too," added Bagley.

However, this is not the only connection the Top Gear team has with LEGO. James May announced some weeks ago that he was looking for volunteers to help him build a two-storey house made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The house is due to be completed soon and May promises to live in it for a few days.
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