You might be able to build your own Cybertruck if LEGO and Tesla fans have their way
- A Tesla fan as submitted a possibly functioning model of Elon Musk's new Cybertruck to LEGO.
- The basic LEGO design currently only has a functional front truck and tailgate.
- With LEGO's help, the model could be even motorised to be driven around.
The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof https://t.co/RocTEkzzwI— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) 1574852410000
A Tesla fan — BrickinNick, who calls himself a 'Creative Lego Builder' — posted his proposed design of what a Tesla Cybertruck might look if built by LEGO on the company's Ideas forum.
I can hardly believe it. We passed 1,000 Supporters over night on our LEGO Cybertruck ⚡️LETS KEEP THIS HYPE TRAI… https://t.co/KKaYHpv1S4— BrickinNick (@BrickinNick) 1575484601000
The project needs 10,000 fans to vote in support of the design before LEGO even considers the undertaking. But, within three days, it already has around 2,000 votes with 603 days left on the docket.
#Cybertruck has been submitted as a Lego Idea. Just needs 10k supporters to be reviewed by @LEGO_Group. No cost to… https://t.co/8SR54qmKfH— Tesla Daily (@TeslaPodcast) 1575409671000
Even Tesla has something to gain
"As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) fan, I was excited for Tesla to be bringing out their own 'Cyberpunk' inspired pickup truck. So much so, that I decided to build my own. Together, we can bring this crazy all-electric vehicle to LEGO fans all over the world," BrickinNick said in the product description.
And, it's not just LEGO fans that have something to gain. It's good also be a good move for Telsa if the LEGO Cybertruck becomes a reality. According to Nick, Telsa's mission to boost the use of sustainable energy and LEGO Group's goal of leaving a position impact on the planet go hand-in-hand.
"The striking yet fun design of this LEGO Cybertruck would be an amazing way to get kids and adults alike excited about EVs and all the good they can do for our environment," he said.
A LEGO Cybertruck that does more than just sit there
Unlike other designs of the Cybertruck on the Lego forum, Nick's design comes complete with a functional front truck and a tailgate, which opens and closes . But, if LEGO is at the reigns, the model might be able to do a lot more.
With LEGO's support, it could have opening passenger doors, a full interior, a slide-out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, and even the Tesla ATV.
"LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form," he said, which means one could drive it around with a remote control.
But, as of now, it's only an idea. Hopefully, the first stainless-steel vehicle since the ill-fated DeLorean will soon have a LEGO version, which will also be a whole lot cheaper than $40,000.