If you’re after one of the 63 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 models, but can neither afford the price nor the wait for Sant’Agata to actually start building them, there’s a piece of good news for you from Denmark.
Venerable building block manufacturer LEGO has teamed up with Lamborghini to create a 1:8 scale version of the hybrid hypercar, which you’ll be able to pick up next month. The car is as close to a recreation of the Sian as possible with LEGO Technic as a medium.
Each of the LEGO Lambos comes in at almost 23 inches (60cm) in length and nine inches wide (25cm). You’ll need at least a five-inch (13cm) high shelf space to store it too. As you’d expect from models of this type, the Sian comes with a luxury presentation box, and rather than the usual LEGO build manual there’s a coffee-table book to guide you through the 3,696-piece assembly.
Along with the electrified part of the power train, the Sian FKP 37 (named for former VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piech and his birth year) comes with a traditional Lamborghini V12. The LEGO kit replicates the combustion engine, with 12 moving pistons. This drives the eight-speed gearbox, which is also faithfully transferred into LEGO. A viewing window underneath the car allows you to see this in action, as you change gear with the paddle shifters.
Other moving parts include the steering, pushrod-actuated suspension, and scissor doors. There’s even an active rear wing, which LEGO says was “a challenge” to recreate.
Each of the model kits also comes with a unique serial number, which gives access to exclusive online content. This sits under the frunk’s hood, along with a LEGO Lamborghini overnight bag.
If you think this doesn’t sound cheap, you’d be right. The LEGO Lamborghini Sian comes in at $380 (£350), though to be fair that is a mere 0.01% of the cost of the real thing. It’s also available slightly sooner, with first orders from June 1.