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Meet the designer behind the Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian

What does it take to put together the Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian? The designer behind this 3kg Lego behemoth shares his design process.

It might be a Lego car, but the Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 (model 42115) – the third set in the 1:8 scale Lego Technic Ultimate series – is equipped with a sequential gearbox, a suspension system capable of carrying the 3kg weight, a fully functioning V12 engine, paddle gear shifts and a movable spoiler.

The Lamborghini Sian joins the Bugatti Chiron (42083), launched in 2018, and the Porsche GT3 RS (42056) in 2016. And, just like them, it is a limited edition.

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The real Lamborghini Sian together with its Lego counterpart.

The real Lamborghini Sian together with its Lego counterpart.

Considering its scale and the whopping 3,696 pieces that go into its assembly, the Lamborghini Sian is by no means small. Working closely with Lamborghini, senior model designer Aurelien Rouffiange and his team took about 18 months to create the set.

We picked Rouffiange’s brains to find out what it was like to design something as difficult as the Lamborghini Sian.

What was the design process like?

We started by creating different sketches and showed those to the design team at Lamborghini. We worked closely with them to develop the shape of the LEGO replica to ensure the 1:8 version was as true to the real model as possible and would make visits to see each other; we also went to see the real Lamborghini Sián in Sant’Agata, Italy.

We went through a number of different design iterations and pushed the boundaries of LEGO Technic and didn’t stop iterating until we’d found a shape and style that both companies were proud of.

The limited-edition Sian FKP 37 is the latest super sports car to be unveiled by Lamborghini, with only 63 of the real models being produced. Because of this, we chose the Sian to give luxury car fans and LEGO enthusiasts the chance to build the Sián for real and get closer to the super sports car then they ever thought possible.

What were the unique challenges of the Sian’s design?

The biggest challenge was ensuring we captured the unique design DNA of Lamborghini in the design. Lamborghini has a well-known and respected brand and it was important to us that this model captured the essence of their uncompromising quality.

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To celebrate Father’s Day and the release of the Lego Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 in Singapore, The Peak worked together with Lamborghini and Lego to surprise Lamborghini customer and superfan Cijay Tew with a set. Watch the video below, where Cijay unboxes and builds the car together with his family, and head on over to our Instagram and Facebook pages to find out how you can win one of these sets for yourself.