BMW X1 Built with LEGO by 800 Children for Charity to be Exhibited at BMW Welt
LEGO has been around since the 1930s, starting out with wooden blocks and then moving to plastic bricks when the technology became available. We have all enjoyed this wonderful toy over the years and witnessed all kinds of amazing reconstructions designed to mimic many of the world’s wonders and most impressive buildings. There is almost nothing that can’t be done with LEGO. A few months back we even saw a fully functioning LEGO V8 engine. Recently, BMW sponsored a project to raise funds for disadvantaged children which involved building a life-sized X1 entirely out of LEGO blocks.
There were 800 kids between the ages of 5 and 13 who participated, and it took them just four days to build a BMW X1 to scale, using thousands of yellow, gray and black bricks. The model measures 4.5m long, 1.8m wide and 1.5m high. Each LEGO block snapped into place resulted in a donation to the Children’s World “Die Arche”. Roughly 165,000 LEGO bricks were used in total. If you happen to be in Munich, the LEGO BMW X1 will be on display at BMW Welt (‘BMW World’ in German) starting November 25th.