Peteris Sprogis wins LEGO ‘Future of McLaren’ competition

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The results are finally here. After much consideration the judges have picked the winning models for the “Celebrate the Future of McLaren Automotive” building competition on ReBrick.

The winner of the Challenge won the chance to have their entry displayed on the McLaren Automotive stand at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, in West Sussex, United Kingdom. The winner plus 1 (one) guest or guardian will also be invited to join the McLaren Automotive team at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed as their VIP guest for the day on Sunday 28th June 2015.

In addition to the above, the lucky winner will also take home an assortment of LEGO Speed Champions sets, signed by their official LEGO designers, and a collection of McLaren Automotive merchandise.

Three runners-up won the chance to have their entry displayed on the McLaren Automotive stand at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed In addition all three will receive an assortment of LEGO Speed Champions sets, signed by their official LEGO designers, and a collection of McLaren Automotive merchandise.
Furthermore the models will all be displayed at the McLaren Technology Centre after Goodwood Festival of Speed before being returned to the builders.

The honorable jury:

  • Frank Stephenson, McLaren Automotive Design Director
  • Craig Callum, LEGO Speed Champions Design Lead; and
  • Kim Ellekjær-Thomsen, Community Manager and Racecar Fan Extraordinaire.

The judges were very impressed by the high quality of models for this competition and had a hard time finding only four winners.

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PETERIS_SPROGIS: Frank Stephenson: “Mister Sprogis’ work shows obvious forward thinking for a McLaren. The shapes are new and unexpected for our brand as well as incorporating an interesting rear wing design. There is a demonstration of a new interpretation of glass technology and the colour combinations and the tinted glass used would be innovative for McLaren to adopt. Peteris has also thought about McLaren’s sporty links with an environment inspired by racetrack influences.”

Craig Callum: “Peteris uses solid building techniques to create awesome expressions in his model. The use of different elements to express new shapes whilst retaining clear links to the McLaren supercars is a clearly innovative approach to the challenge. Building a simple platform to display the model really makes the vehicle even more exciting.”

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BIEBAB: Frank Stephenson: “Biebab’s model makes a DNA connection with the McLaren P1 and manages to look even more futuristic with its cleverly positioned headlamps and aerodynamically enhanced upper body shape. This design looks fast even when it is parked!”

Craig Callum: “All the details in this model are fantastic, with a full interior to enhance an already awesome looking model. Use of solid building skills to create some fantastic shapes on the exterior, including the headlights and air intakes along the side. Some clear McLaren links in this model, influencing a great future concept.”

Third –

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MALTEDOROWSKI: Frank Stephenson: “Herr Malte Dorowski’s design takes our Supercar Series even further into the future with a body integrated rear wing. The roof snorkel is a nod to McLaren’s iconic F1 design yet is positioned in a more effective area for improved airflow intake. The use of Orange body colour makes it instantly recognisable as a part of our future McLaren stable of high performance cars.”

Craig Callum: “The orange colour really makes this model stand out from all the entrants, and this combined with the clever use of elements, and advanced building techniques make this an obvious choice as finalist. The scale and detail of the model is fantastic, capturing many functional elements of real supercars and applying them with great success.”

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MARINSTIPKOVIC: Frank Stephenson: “Marinstipkovic’s design is unmistakably a McLaren supercar with its distinctly sporty flair and proportions. Its tight road-hugging stance gives it a menacing look that connects well with the future direction of supercar design.”

Craig Callum: “The use of shape elements in Marin’s design is awesome. Added details using different elements in unusual ways and a clever use of colour to break up the shapes, increase the excitement of the design. The build quality is very strong looking, and the proportions remind me of many supercars but remaining fresh and new.”

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