The KIA EV6 Gets a 1:1 Scale LEGO Replica
kia | kia ev6 | lego | sculptures | April 19, 2023
I drove quite a few cars last year, but out of all of them, the Kia EV6 was my favorite. Not only does it look like a concept car, but it’s also quick, smooth, comfortable, and versatile. Plus, the Hyundai E-GMP electric platform it rides on is arguably the best EV system on the market. Now, the Korean automaker’s sporty all-electric crossover has been replicated as a full-scale LEGO model.
LEGO builders BrickVision spent more than 800 hours over the course of four months designing and assembling the 1:1 scale EV6 for the 2023 Milan Design Week. The finished LEGO EV6 was made from approximately 350,000 bricks. While there are no details about how much this thing weighs, I’d estimate it’s about 1790 pounds based on the weight of an average 2×4 stud LEGO brick I found on Bricklink. That’s not bad, considering that the production EV6 has a curb weight between 4255 and 4795 pounds, depending on the configuration.
This finished model is incredibly accurate and captures every curve of the EV6’s sculpted body along with its sleek pinwheel-style wheels. The LEGO EV6 also has working headlights and taillights, though it’s not going to be driving anywhere. I love the pixelated look of full-scale LEGO cars. I wish that car companies could make real cars look like this, though I’m guessing a LEGO car wouldn’t pass any crash tests.
The production Kia EV6 comes in rear-wheel drive models that make 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, and all-wheel drive versions with 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft. of torque. The RWD models have a 310-mile range, while the AWS models go 252 miles between charges. There’s also a powerful all-wheel drive GT trim that cranks out 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft. of torque. The GT is definitely the most entertaining, but its range drops to just 206 miles since all models share the same 77.4 kWh battery pack.
[via Paul Tan]