Lego is one of the most toy brands in the world and has some designs inspired in luxury cars. This time, the Danish toy company has designed a 3778-piece Ferrari Daytona SP3, a limited run edition of the Italian automaker. The designers has to learn about the engineering that resides and has to design a bunch of new parts to make it exactly as the car.
Lego is celebrating its 90th anniversary, so the Danish brand wants to make some special designs to celebrate this anniversary. They have secured that this project would be one of the most challenging to date. They has travelled to Maranello some times, but for the COVID-19 pandemic it has been more difficult than they thought. In fact, Ferrari’s designers were tweaking the car at the same time Lego was trying to make a replica of it.
Aurelien Rouffiange, Lego’s Senior Designer, has said “So many times you spend two to three weeks on a small detail and [Ferrari] said ‘Yes, it’s good’, and then the week after, ‘By the way, we changed it. It’s not like that anymore,’ and then you have to go back and do something new”. Rouffiange was in charge of this project, but he used to work on car designs, for example he worked in Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 projects.
They followed the same time line as Ferrari did when they built the car: first the V-12 engine, eight-speed gearbox, and rear suspension, then you move on to the front suspension and steering, and then the red body panels that give the model the organic flow of the real car.
It has all the details of the car, as Rouffiange has said “Technic is known for strong models that do not fall apart easily, but here the roof can be removed, and usually [the roof] helps us add a lot of stability. But the way this model is assembled, you can hold the car with one hand, from the front or rear, and it will not bend at all”.
This a very similar copy in miniature of the Ferrari Daytona SP3, it has all the details of this luxury car. The sales is planned to begin in August 1 and has been priced in $400. This is a good option if you want to have a Ferrari Daytona and do not have enough money for the biggest one.