CLAAS tractor made of 800,000 Lego bricks
FRANCE’S first museum of agriculture, the Musée du Compa, has a new highlight: a full-scale CLAAS ARION 460 tractor built entirely from Lego bricks.
Weighing in at 3.5 tonnes, the tractor is made up of almost 800,000 bricks, including 388 different parts, mounted to a real chassis, wheels and windows. The mammoth task of construction was undertaken by a certified Lego builder, who took more than 3,500 hours to complete the task.
The project was financed by a number of public and private organisations, including CLAAS, supplemented by ‘crowd funding’.
‘TractoBrick’ has since been given the place of honour in the museum’s machine hall, alongside a dozen genuine tractors. Located in Chartres, about 80 km from Paris, the Musée du Compa is renowned for its first-class exhibitions that portray the history of agriculture and agricultural engineering.It attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year.
‘TractoBrick’ will be exhibited at the Musée du Compa and CLAAS headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany, over the coming months.