A Chevy Built Out of Lego

A Chevy Built Out of Lego

LEGO’s Master Builders Recreate a Chevy 2019 Silverado in Brick Form

Whether it’s a challenging LEGO sports sets or the likes of the LEGO Dragon from the Expert building series, most of us have struggled with one or more of the Danish building brick releases in the past. However, before you pat yourself on the back for putting together a LEGO brick mini masterpiece, consider the latest offering from the LEGO set designer team of Master Builders.

With a whopping 334,544 LEGO brick pieces involved in its construction, the life-sized recreation of a 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is a real achievement. The impressive LEGO truck model was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in part to promote the modern Chevrolet vehicle itself, while also serving as a nod to the fact the model will be appearing in the upcoming ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’ this coming February.

This stunning LEGO Chevy took a gruelling 2,000 hours to build, with no less than 18 Master Builders working on the project at the LEGO’s Model Shop in Connecticut. Admittedly, the LEGO team did have a little bit of help in the shape from the student bodies of Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary and Oxford Community School.

Unlike previous ventures by the Master Builder team, this particular LEGO truck can’t be driven, but it’s full-scale dimensions and incredible attention to detail are sure to hit the right notes with automotive enthusiasts and Chevy fans. Standing six feet high and spanning twenty feet in length, it’s a true sight to behold. All the intricate accents of the vehicle itself can be found in this LEGO lookalike, down to the vehicle decals and finest of bodywork details. And while there’s no engine, fully working lights breathe some life into this brilliant build.

Out of the hundreds of thousands of bricks used, it’s the classic 2x8 red brick that makes up the bulk of the model. Yes, those are exactly the same red LEGO replacement bricks you’ll find in just about any building kit you can buy off the shelves. However, if you’re looking to embark upon a similar project yourself, you’ll want to pull together a few helpers and set aside some serious man hours.

It’d been a big year for LEGO. Just last year, the LEGO Series 18 line-up was released to commemorate forty years since the first Minifig burst on the scene, with the set bringing together a host of colourful characters. And this February, the hotly anticipated sequel to the first LEGO Movie is hitting cinemas. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part features the 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss in a pivotal scene, as the miniature heroes of the sequel do battle with dastardly foes.

Considering the success of this marketing venture and the almost certain announcement of a third movie in the franchise, we can only imagine what iconic masterpiece might be next from the Master Builders over at the LEGO Group’s Model Shop.