Lego unveils stunning replica of one of the world’s most exclusive open-top speedsters


Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva Set; @Lego Group

Inspired by the lightest and most innovative McLaren supercar yet, this thrilling new set gives children and car enthusiasts alike the chance to collect, build and explore one of the world’s most exclusive open top speedsters.

McLaren Automotive and the Lego Group have joined forces to create the new Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva.

Pulling into the Lego McLaren garage today is the newest collaboration between the luxury supercar maker and iconic play company: the Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva toy car. McLaren automotive and the Lego Group have a history of collaborations including iconic supercars such as the McLaren P1, the 720S, McLaren Senna and the McLaren Senna GTR.

The McLaren Elva has no roof, windscreen or windows, making for an unforgettable driving experience. The McLaren Elva’s Active Air Management System (AAMS), uses clever aerodynamics to control the air, creating a ‘bubble’ around the occupants and sheltering them from the oncoming wind.

Just like the real thing, the 263-piece Lego set comes with a wide chassis, incorporating the two-seat open cockpit, and authentic detailing including the AAMS vents that make the Elva so innovative and unique.

The Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva measures over 1.5in. (4cm) high, 6in. (16cm) long and 3in. (7cm) wide. Stunning from every angle, the detailed replica delivers an exciting building experience, perfect for display or super- aerodynamic driving action.

The Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva also comes with a McLaren driver minifigure, complete with race suit, helmet and wrench, inspired by McLaren Automotive’s Principal Development Engineer for Ultimate Series, Rachel Brown.

Rachel has worked on incredible vehicle projects like the McLaren Senna GTR, and also supported the design and creation of the Lego Technic McLaren Senna GTR released in January this year.

Her role follows McLaren Ultimate Series models, including the Elva, all the way from concept to production and managing elements such as track and aerodynamic wind tunnel testing.

“It is amazing to have witnessed the Elva go from a boundary pushing concept drawing all the way to final vehicle production. It feels even more special now to see all of that hard work transformed into the Lego Speed Champions Elva model for us to share with children and fans across the world.

“Ever since I was a child I have dreamed of driving and testing cars and I still can’t believe that it’s a part of my job. I hope that it inspires other young people to follow their passions and pursue careers in the automotive or design and engineering industries. There are so many incredible opportunities.’’ – Rachel Brown, Principle Development Engineer – Ultimate Series, McLaren Automotive.

Fans aged seven and above can explore the makeup of the real-life Elva as they build, before showing it off or putting it to the test against other toy cars from the Speed Champions range – including the McLaren Senna.

The new LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva is available around the world with an RRP of  £17.99.

Lego Speed Champions McLaren Elva Set; @Lego Group