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LEGO Shelby GT500 Is No Toy: Video


If you can't afford a Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, why not just build one yourself?

Somewhere in the world, there exists a functional 1:8-scale GT500 made entirely out of LEGO, according to Mustangs Daily.

The LEGO Shelby was built by Sheepo's Garage, an outfit that specializes in highly detailed vehicles made of plastic bricks. It took 3,500 parts cribbed from existing LEGO kits to make it.

The car accelerates, brakes, and steers via remote control, just like another kind of toy most gearheads are probably familiar with.

However, Sheepo's wasn't able to build a miniature 5.8-liter supercharged V-8 for their creation. Instead, it uses an electric motor and a miniaturized five-speed sequential gearbox, which even has reverse.

The level of detail is pretty amazing. The GT500 has disc brakes, linked to a working brake pedal inside the cockpit, and replica suspension.

Like the full-size car, the LEGO version has MacPherson struts up front and a four-link solid axle in the rear. It's all reproduced faithfully in plastic.

Oddly enough, this isn't the first LEGO Mustang. Someone decided to devote a significant amount of their precious time to building a 1967 'Stang out of LEGO in 2008.

BMW managed to wrangle 165,000 bricks and 800 children to build an X1 crossover, albeit a non-drivable one.

LEGO and Mercedes-Benz also teamed up to build a 1:12-scale Unimog U400, which measured 15 inches long and was composed of 2,048 pieces. Maybe it can pull the GT500 out of the ditch if its LEGO driver gets too enthusiastic.

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