Mount_Hondarama_2Honda Australia has again partnered with Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught to create a new Honda-inspired model made of LEGO bricks – the challenging Mount Panorama circuit.

The tough Aussie track often referred to as simply, “The Mountain” became a special part of Honda Australia’s history with the Civic Type R when Formula One World Champion Jenson Button set a benchmark lap time for a front-wheel drive production car around the Bathurst circuit.

Robert Thorp, from Honda Australia said, “The show inspired so many people last year, as did our life-size Civic Type R made of LEGO bricks, so we were excited to work with the Brickman and his team again in 2020.”

To bring the Honda dreamscape to life as ‘Mount Hondarama’, the Brickman and his team have also used the LEGO remote control cars, to create a dynamic LEGO racing car set.

Mount_Hondarama_3Mount Hondarama is 3.3 metres long and 1.8 metres wide, weighs approximately 210 kilograms and took a team of eight builders over 650 hours to construct, using more than 150,000 LEGO bricks.

“The biggest challenge for us this year is the fact that we’ve got lots of moving pieces. Moving parts are very challenging to do with LEGO, let alone having cars actually racing around a LEGO model,” said Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, LEGO Certified Professional.

“Our mantra is to grab people’s attention with something obvious and then hold their attention with lots of special details and fun things. One of the great things about LEGO bricks is that you can bring dreams to life and that’s exactly what we’ve been able to do with all of Honda’s products.”

Mount Hondarama includes many of Honda’s most recognised products transformed into LEGO, including its latest cars, motorcycles and power equipment, along with some iconic cars from years gone by. There is also a Honda dealership and service centre, a Formula One car to represent Honda’s global motorsport activities, as well as the HondaJet, which is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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