Tuesday 22 November 2011

Cars 2 favourite Lightning McQueen re-created out of 1000’s of Cars 2 toy cars

Taking a staggering 100 hours and using 5,554 toy cars, talented model maker Jay Sheppard has made a life-size model of Cars 2 race car, superstar, Lightning McQueen. The giant sculpture, created out of thousands of Cars 2 toy cars marks the release of Cars 2 out on Disney 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-Ray™ & DVD now.

Facts and figures:
  • The total number of cars used was: 5,554. This means that the sculpture includes:
  • 22,216 wheels
  • 11,108 eyes or headlights of which there would be 7,008 Lightning McQueen eyes.
  • If each car was placed in a line, the total length would be 499.86 m:
  • The equivalent of 5 Football Pitches
  • Would comfortably wrap around the entire circumference of the London Eye
  • 2.12 times as long as the UK’s current tallest building, One Canada Square and 1.55 times longer than the tallest planned UK building (Goodman’s Fields).
  • This would also break the world record for the longest line of toy cars, currently held by children and volunteers in Reutte, Austria after they created a line 239.1m long on 22 September 2010.
  • If all the cars used were stacked on top of each other, they would reach 277 metres – almost 3 times as tall as Big Ben!
  • Total weight of the sculpture: 4165.5kg:
  • 6.5 times the weight of the average F1 car
  • 1.5 times the weight of the heaviest car on sale: the Maybach 62
  • The equivalent of 63.2 Lewis Hamiltons (who stars in the film)
It’s time to enjoy a brand new adventure with best friends Lightning McQueen and Mater as Cars 2 pulls in to stores exclusively on Disney 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-Ray™ & DVD from 21 November 2011.

Directed by John Lasseter, and featuring acting legend Sir Michael Caine in his Pixar debut as top British spy Finn McMissile, Disney Pixar Cars 2 is the follow up to the 2006 Golden Globe award winning movie Cars.

The release, which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios, ramps up the excitement, the thrills and the action with all the charm and humour of the original.

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