Legonds: Historic Race Cars in Lego
There is a scene in The Matrix Reloaded (prepare for spoilers) in which Neo first meets the Architect; the character responsible for building the Matrix and overseeing its continued function, plan and purpose. Having spent considerable time over the past few years working diligently through Lego instructions (most booklets longer than the scripts of all three Matrix movies combined) with my young nephews, I am convinced that a character of similar power exists in the world of Lego.
Somewhere in a majestic and mystery-cloaked fortress in Denmark, there is a genius/computer who puts together intricate, non-linear and deeply-layered plans to turn bags of unassuming bricks and bits into fully operational earth workers, Egyptian temples and submarines. I imagine that he is able to foresee the future, or potentially exists outside of the usual passage of time and space.
I am sure that he would value some input from these chaps, who have recreated a collection of glorious historic racing cars using the medium of Lego.
Check out the Honda RA 272, made by Flickr user Biczzz. When not built out of Lego, its V12 engine could rev safely to 14, 000 RPM way back in ’65, the year in which it won the Mexican Grand Prix. There’s also a Lotus 49, Ferrari F2, Ferrari 312 T4, Mercedes W196R and Jaguar XJR-9 built by Bob Alexander, Senna’s Mclaren MP4 by Luca Rosconi and a Porsche 908/3 by Jake Moon.
Incredible creativity, workmanship and design abound in all of them, from the simple but unmistakable W196 to the ridiculous detail of the Jaguar. Amazing work!