A unique, full-scale LEGO McLaren Senna has been created by shifts of specialist assemblers working around the clock, using 467,854 bricks in total.

A unique, full-scale LEGO McLaren Senna has been created in secret by shifts of specialist assemblers working around the clock. Taking nearly 5,000 hours to assemble, it comprises almost half a million separate components.

The LEGO McLaren Senna is made from 467,854 individual bricks and weights 500kg more than the real Senna Unusually for a McLaren, the LEGO Senna is something of a heavyweight, tipping the scales at 1,700kg - 500kg more than the McLaren Senna that sold out as soon as it was announced in 2017.

The LEGO Senna is the most realistic and ambitious McLaren ever made by LEGO. Pieced together from 1 metric tonne's worth of LEGO elements, you may not be able to drive off in it but enthusiasts young and old can climb aboard, sit behind the wheel, push the start button in the roof and even hear a simulation of the 335km/h car roaring into life.

As well as this, they can operate the working lights and infotainment system on the model. Fans of the famous brick, as well as fans of the McLaren Senna, will be able to see it soon at events across the world, including this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Rendering the ultimate form-follows-function McLaren in plastic bricks with such accuracy required months of design and development work, involving both McLaren and the LEGO team. Including design and development, a total of 4,935 hours went into creating the model, involving no fewer than 42 men and women from the LEGO build team.

In total, 467,854 individual LEGO elements were used in its construction, which is almost 200,000 more bricks used to construct the McLaren 720S model of two years ago. Working shifts around the clock, teams of up to 10 model-makers needed 2,725 hours to click together all the pieces for the LEGO McLaren Senna, nine times longer than it takes to produce each painstakingly hand-assembled real Senna.