Today, we learned that the LEGO Group, in collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini, just unveiled a stunning life-size replica of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. Yes, this is an actual replica of the Italian supercar, down to the most minute detail. The LEGO team responsible for the design and construction of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 consisted of 15 design, engineering, and building specialists from the company’s facility in Kladno, Czech Republic, who spent 8,660 hours of development and painstaking construction to bring this to fruition. Following the launch of the 1:8 scale LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 last year, this life-size model replicates the visionary design of the limited-edition Italian super sports car on a much grander scale. Over 154 different types of LEGO elements have been used to ensure that the model embodies the futuristic elegance and unmistakable silhouette of the Lamborghini Sián.
Paying homage to the hexagonal shape that plays an integral role in Automobili Lamborghini’s design language, LEGO covered the proportion-perfect frame of the Sián with an intricate fabric of bespoke hexagonal LEGO Technics elements which interconnect to form the Lamborghini’s shell. The word Sían means “flash” or “lightning” in the Bolognese dialect so to mark this, the electrical experts from the LEGO Group ensured that the lights and sleek lightning bolt that flashes along the body reflect how the real model’s epsilon headlights and hexagonal taillights power up and down.
This is the first large-scale model from the LEGO Group to have a paintbrush-effect UV color coating applied to guarantee the model lasts a lifetime. The color, which is a perfect match to the 1:8 scale LEGO Technics model, was applied by Automobili Lamborghini’s official paint shop to ensure a finish worthy of the Sián FKP 37. Inside the cockpit, we see stunning detail, with a brick-built steering wheel adorned with the famous Lamborghini emblem and Italian flag along with LEGO-built dashboard controls, and racing seats. The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 replica built by LEGO Group weighs in at 4,850 lbs and, identical to the real-life model, the dimensions are 16-feet 3-inches long, 6-feet 9-inches wide, and 3-feet 7-inches high.