Lando Norris’ Lego Formula 1 car looks as fast as the real deal

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Formula One, Lego and McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris are teaming up for an extremely cool Lego set.

If you’re anything like me (sorry if you are), you spent a significant portion of your childhood putting together Lego forts, vehicles and landscapes, deconstructing all of them once you were bored and then tossing the contents into an ever-expanding box of miscellaneous Lego pieces, which you would then use to create awesome spaceships. Maybe you didn’t go with spaceships. Maybe you were more of a castle person. Who am I to judge? Heck, I used to incorporate Lincoln Logs into whatever I was making. Remember Lincoln Logs? Remember literally everything from the 1980s and 1990s? I sure do.

I have to admit, though, that what I ended up creating was nothing compared to what the crew at Lego did for McLaren’s new F1 car, which will be available March 1 for $179.99, according to the Lego website. Here’s a video of Norris, the youngest ever British F1 driver and himself a big Lego fan, handling a large and complex orange-and-blue recreation of his own real-life car. It’s even got an engine with moving pistons. Moving pistons! Everyone knows toys are way, way cooler if they’ve got moving pistons, you know?

Eight-year-old me could never. Although to be fair, I’m comparing 8-year-old me to a group of people whose job it is to literally make cool stuff out of Legos. Hey, how does one get that gig? Asking for a friend.

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