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Lamborghini Sián shrink-rayed down to Lego Technic size

Lamborghini Sián shrink-rayed ...
Only 63 well-heeled buyers get to own an actual Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, but many others will get to own the Lego version
Only 63 well-heeled buyers get to own an actual Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, but many others will get to own the Lego version
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The gold wheels are carefully matched to actual Sián wheels
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The gold wheels are carefully matched to actual Sián wheels
Only 63 well-heeled buyers get to own an actual Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, but many others will get to own the Lego version
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Only 63 well-heeled buyers get to own an actual Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, but many others will get to own the Lego version
Lego details the Lamborghini Sián into 3,696 pieces, a number of them working components
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Lego details the Lamborghini Sián into 3,696 pieces, a number of them working components
The Lego Sián FKP 37 comes in a unique box inspired by Lamborghini's lines
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The Lego Sián FKP 37 comes in a unique box inspired by Lamborghini's lines
The scissor doors pop to reveal a precisely detailed cockpit with working paddle shifter and steering wheel
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The scissor doors pop to reveal a precisely detailed cockpit with working paddle shifter and steering wheel
Putting all those 3,696 pieces into working order
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Putting all those 3,696 pieces into working order
Quality/likeness control
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Quality/likeness control
Putting together the tiny V12 engine looks like a full project in itself
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Putting together the tiny V12 engine looks like a full project in itself
The Sián's distinctive Y-shaped headlamps
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The Sián's distinctive Y-shaped headlamps
A peek in the back
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A peek in the back
The bright-green Lego Sián FKP 37 appears with its inspiration
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The bright-green Lego Sián FKP 37 appears with its inspiration
Lego and Lambo
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Lego and Lambo
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Lego cars have moved light years ahead of the barely rollable box-mobiles we used to cobble together as kids – those misfits with a plank for a seat, only one tire and a steering wheel borrowed from the naval ship kit. Nowadays we're talking 1:1 drivable Bugatti Chirons (small ones too) and classic VW pop-top camper vans. The latest addition is Lego's all-new Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, a kit that shrinks Lambo's most powerful car of all time down to 1:8 size, rolling it out in miniaturized, nuclear byproduct-green glory.

Not only has Lego Technic been creating some stunning car kits of late, but it's been turning them around quite quickly. Lamborghini debuted the Sián FKP 37 at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, and the buzz had barely quieted before this week's Sián kit launch. The result of a partnership between Automobili Lamborghini and Lego Group, the kit breaks the mini Sián down into 3,696 pieces.

Putting all those 3,696 pieces into working order
Putting all those 3,696 pieces into working order

Lego's car kits would be cool even if they were merely stationary models, but what takes them over the top are the working components. The 23-in (60-cm)-long Lego Sián doesn't pack a working miniaturized supercap-backed V12 powertrain, but working scissor doors provide access inside a cockpit with a working paddle shifter to operate the eight-speed sequential gearbox. It also has a model V12 engine, front and rear suspension, Lambo-badged steering wheel for moving the front wheels, and an adjustable rear spoiler. Pop the hood to reveal a Lamborghini travel bag set neatly next to a serial number that unlocks online video content about the design of the actual car and the Lego recreation.

We can't say we ever pondered the similarities between a humble Lego brick and a limited edition Lambo, but Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali makes an interesting case: "The Lego brick is an icon in the same way as a Lamborghini super sports car. They both embody the pursuit of design perfection through constant research and development, create different emotions with every interaction, and are valued by generations."

The bright-green Lego Sián FKP 37 appears with its inspiration
The bright-green Lego Sián FKP 37 appears with its inspiration

Lego's shade of lime green is a bit louder and brighter than the more subdued green of the debut Lamborghini Sián, but, along with the gold wheels, it is in fact an option available on the actual Lamborghini car.

Lego gave its 1:8 Sián the full supercar premiere treatment, complete with a tiny stage, flashing lights and a video backdrop. You can see it in the three-minute clip down at the bottom.

The Lego Sián FKP 37 comes in a unique box inspired by Lamborghini's lines
The Lego Sián FKP 37 comes in a unique box inspired by Lamborghini's lines

The Lego Sián FKP 37 will launch in Lego stores and on lego.com/technic-lamborghini-sian on Monday, June 1, with a larger global launch planned for August 1. MSRP is set at $/€ 379.99 in the US and Europe, respectively, and £349.99 in the UK.

It’s finally here! | LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 REVEAL

Source: Lego, Lamborghini

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3 comments
guzmanchinky
Wouldn't it be cool if Lambo called their colors "Nuclear Waste" or "Fresh Blood" or something creative like that? This is a cool little model.
paleochocolate
it's baffling how that can be still called "Lego"
ChairmanLMAO
What to do with a diverse developement staff? Better not think of multi-use lego peices that's for sure. Maybe we could make a Mars rocket. And it better only have one seat, with my name on it.