CLOSE

It took almost 335,000 Legos to build a life-size Chevy Silverado. It was presented at the Detroit Auto Show in Cobo Center on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

Shortly before the North American International Auto Show opened to the public on Saturday, Chevrolet badembled a crowd of local students for the opening of their first LEGO Silverado.

Students from the Oxford Community Schools and Ralph Waldo Emerson of Detroit toured the Chevrolet space in the car show, curious about the surprise hidden under a black sheet.

"We want to see it!" A student of the group excited shouted.

Mariah Burnett, 11, of Detroit, joins her clbadmates from Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School for the Chevrolet that unveils a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss 2019 made entirely of LEGO, during the first public day of North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday January 19, 2019. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell)

The blade was lifted to reveal a bright red LEGO replica of the Chevrolet 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss.

"We are delighted to reveal the LEGO Silverado, said Sandor Piszar, the marketing director of Chevrolet Trucks." This is a fully realistic replica of our new 2019 Silverado LT Trail Boss, and it is the first time that a full-size Chevy vehicle has been made with LEGO parts. "

He also announced to students that Chevrolet will appear in a supporting role in the upcoming film, "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part," which will be released on February 8.

"These LEGO opportunities are the latest in our partnership with Warner Bros., which began in 2017 with the unveiling of a full-sized LEGO Batmobile here in Detroit," he added.

That presentation coincided with the release of "The LEGO Batman Movie."

As students crowded around the big red truck, watching the hundreds of thousands of LEGO pieces, Piszar said that Chevrolet hopes that its partnership with LEGO and Warner Bros. will inspire children with imagination and creativity.

In a press release, Chevrolet shared information about the red LEGO Silverado, with work lights, which was put on display.

  • The model is 72 inches tall, 240 inches long and 96 inches wide.
  • Its total weight is 3,307 pounds.
  • The most common LEGO brick used for the model is a 2×8 red brick.
  • It took more than 2,000 hours to bademble

Each of the 334,544 pieces of LEGO that were put together for hand-selected replica and placed by 18 LEGO Master Builders at the LEGO Model Store in Enfield, Connecticut, added the company.

One of those LEGO Master Builders was Jeffrey Rushby, who was at the Cobo Center with a couple of his colleagues to watch the opening.

Jeremy Spira, 26, of Toronto, left, sits in the Cadillac XT4 2019 with Jon Markowski, 26, of Toronto, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Jordan Broggi, 35, of Marietta, Georgia, is trying the virtual reality experience at the Chevrolet exhibition, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

John Rokus, 47, of Grand Haven watches the Nascar engine from Toyota Racing Development at the Toyota exhibit to discover the oil pump system, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19. , 2019.

Buy photo

Charlotte Lusk, 6, to the right and her sister, Zoe Lusk, 10, jump and activate the disk screen in the Volkswagen exhibition. His father, Chris Lusk, of George P. Johnson, helped design, during the start of North American International Auto. Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

People move away in a baseball simulation called Virtual All-Star VR Experience at the Chevrolet exhibition, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

The Corvette ZR1 greets attendees as it enters the doors of the 2019 North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

A veteran sits outside in the cold, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Mariah Burnett, 11, of Detroit, joins her clbadmates from Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School for the Chevrolet that unveils a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss 2019 made entirely from Legos, during the first public day of North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, speaks with students of Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary-Middle School and Oxford Community Schools about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss 2019 made entirely of Legos that they have just revealed, during the first public day in North America. International car show at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing, speaks with students of Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary-Middle School and Oxford Community Schools about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss 2019 made entirely of Legos that they have just revealed, during the first public day in North America. International car show at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Michael Dowe, 10; from the left, Sarah Evans, 10 and Akyah Burell, 12, all from Detroit build a prototype at the LEGO Silverado construction station, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19 . 2019

Buy photo

People stop to look at the Ford Transit that became a caravan of Outside Van, a Ford owner, at the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Mike Penagos, 40, of Palm Coast, Florida, watches a Ford F-150 with his parents, Rose and Jairo, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19. 2019

Buy photo

Jerry Poniastowski, 71, of Wayne, Michigan. He leans forward to take a look at the steering wheel of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette with Joe Rybicki, 71, of Denver and Jerry Ward, 60, of Denver, during the start of the North American International. Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Milo Dresser, 2, of Royal Oak sits in the driver's seat of the 2019 Honda Fit 5DR EX, while her parents Britt (30) and Andy (32) Dresser watch during the start of the North American International Auto Show in Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

People stop to see the coaches' doors of the Lincoln Continental Coach Edition 2019, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

People stop to see the coaches' doors of the Lincoln Continental Coach Edition 2019, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

People stop to see the coaches' doors of the Lincoln Continental Coach Edition 2019, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Kenneth White, 47, and his son, Bladen White, 9, Novi, watch the Lexus LX570 Inspiration series, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19. , 2019.

Buy photo

Justin Maranger, 32, of Toronto, sees how far he can move the seat backward with his brother, Jesse Maranger, 32, of Toronto, in the back seat of the Lexus LC500 Coupe 2019 during the start of North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

With only 60 of the 2020 Lexus RCF Track editions in the United States, many stopped to take a look during the public opening of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Justin Maranger, 32, of Toronto, leaves the Lexus LC500 Coupe 2019 during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

The 201 9CTS-V sedan, pedestal edition, draws attention during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Buy photo

People listen to a presentation on the 202) Toyota Supra as they wait in line to experience the test simulation of the Toyota GR Supra 2020, during the start of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Saturday, January . 19, 2019.

Buy photo

Self-reproduction

Show thumbnails

Show subtitles

Detroit auto newsletter: Tickets, food and all the cars!

Plus: 7 questions with Congresswoman Haley Stevens at the Detroit auto show

Stone added that when he grows up, he aims to dedicate himself to engineering.

"This year we are working on robotics and we are making a robot (with LEGO)," he said.

Stone, excited to see the new cars and build a miniature LEGO Silverado with her colleagues in the Chevrolet space, Stone said the opening has generated ideas about what her own school group can do with the LEGO robot they are planning.

"It was so amazing," Stone said.

The automatic exhibition is open to the public until January 27, with tickets available at naias.com/tickets.

Contact Aleanna Siacon at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @AleannaSiacon.

Read or share this story: https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/detroit-auto-show/2019/01/19/chevrolet-full-size-lego-silverado-auto-show/2623877002/