A lonely pile of Lego bricks can bring out the inner child in many of us, but sometimes Legos can mean serious, record-setting business. Spania GTA and BuWizz recently collaborated on a 1:8 scale GTA Spano Lego model packed with electric motors, and they built something special. The bite-sized supercar was able to set a new record, becoming the fastest Lego model in the world, according to the collaborators.
The scale model reached a maximum speed of 26.8 miles per hour (36.5 kilometers per hour). That pales in comparison to the real-world Spano, which can reach over 200 mph (321 kph) thanks to its twin-turbocharged 8.0-liter V10 engine. It produces 925 horsepower (690 kilowatts) and 900 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-meters) of torque. The scale model can't fit the V10, though it does have 10 BuWizz electric motors to motivate it. It has an additional five electric motors controlling other vehicle functions.
Gallery: 1:8 Scale GTA Spano Lego Model
Five BuWizz 3.0 Pro controllers handle all the processing, which is controllable through either a customizable iOS or Android app and Bluetooth connectivity. The screen can display critical vehicle information, such as power, acceleration, and even cornering G-forces. The Lego model looks like a shrunken – and faithful – version of the sleek Spanish supercar. It's comprised of 3,880 Lego pieces, and it includes a detailed interior, too.
Lego models and rampant imaginations help bring car culture to younger kids who might be too young to drive or truly enjoy a Formula 1 race. But the 1:8 scale GT Spano Lego model shows there's plenty of fun for adults to have with the toy building bricks, too. Small electric motors can turn a Lego model into a fun – and destructible – R/C vehicle and open a new world of possible creations, and new ways to have fun with the models.