Lego Porsche crash test ends as spectacularly as you'd expect
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It makes complete sense that after reporting on Lego's incredible new 2,704-piece Porsche 911 being launched, and then profiling a video on it being built from the ground up, that we would also pen a story about it being smashed into smithereens.
That's what ADAC — Germany's official car crash-testing body — did to their kit. With quite incredible results.
Like their full-scale tests, this one was performed with every prerequisite in place; a raft of high-speed cameras, a track to guide the car's straight and true path, and a 40 per cent off-set wall impact set up.
What results is this Lego Porsche striking the test wall at a speed of 46kph, and sending hundreds of shards of plastic into the sky and around the test area.
Surprisingly, the car held up quite well! The occupants would've likely been toast had it been a real car, but the structure of the chassis actually managed to hold together quite effectively. This was something ADAC were also impressed by.
“The result was impressive and different than expected,” they said.
“The chassis of the car had no problems with the high speed, and there were very little damaged stones on impact. It was almost exclusively the click connections between the components.”
What have we learned from this test? Well, the next generation of cars probably aren't going to be made from Lego pieces. And ADAC clearly have a sense of humour tucked in there behind the lab coats and notepads.