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LEGO Trolls Elon Musk’s New Cybertruck With Its Own ‘Shatterproof’ Truck

by : Cameron Frew on : 27 Nov 2019 16:03
LEGO Troll Elon Musk's New Cybertruck With Their Own 'Shatterproof' TruckLEGO/Facebook/PA

Following the botched debut of Tesla’s Cybertruck, LEGO has unveiled its own shatterproof creation. 

As Elon Musk walked out onto the stage to present his futuristic creation to the world for the first time, he probably didn’t expect the embarrassment and loss of wealth that followed.

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With a set of shattered ‘shatterproof’ windows, the Cybertruck isn’t off to a racing start. Not to worry, LEGO has an alternative.

The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof 😬

Posted by LEGO on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Posting on the official LEGO Australia page, the iconic toymaker posted the photo with the caption: ‘The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof.’ 

Of course, it’s just trolling the tech giant. However, it would be fun to drive a single building block on wheels – it’s basically all my LEGO Racers-playing inner child has ever dreamed of.

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Musk’s bulletproof, Blade Runner-esque beast certainly has the world’s attention – but not for all the right reasons.

Check out the Cybertruck unveiling below: 

At the presentation, the CEO asked: ‘You want a truck that’s really tough? Not fake tough? You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won’t scratch, doesn’t dent.’

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Soon enough, he was eating his words. Lead designer Franz von Holzhausen was called over to batter the doors with a sledgehammer – sure enough, not a single dent. Not even a scratch.

Then, it all fell apart. Von Holzhausen then threw, upon Musk’s request, metal balls at the ‘shatterproof’ windows to test their capabilities. Hilariously, they were hugely damaged by a single thump.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the CybertruckPA

In response, Musk said while laughing: ‘Oh my f*cking god. Well, maybe that was a little too hard.’ Von Holzhausen chucked another ball at the other window, again shattering it. Musk then said: ‘Ah, not bad. Room for improvement. We’ll fix it in post.’

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Musk may be surrounded by people laughing, and his net worth may have fell by $768 million (he’s still the 41st richest person in the world), but one thing is for certain – people are talking about the Cybertruck.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the CybertruckPA

At just under $40,000 (just over £31,000) for the cheapest model, it’s not even as pricey as one expects. According to Tech Crunch, more than 250,000 customers have already signed up and put down a refundable $100 deposit towards one.

On a single charge, the Cybertruck is said to be able to drive for 500 miles. In its fastest tri-motor version, the vehicle will reach 0-60mph in less than 2.9 seconds. However, we won’t be able to get our hands on one for a while – production isn’t expected to begin until 2021.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Technology, Cars, Elon Musk, LEGO, tesla

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  2. Tech Crunch

    Lego’s take on the Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ comes with innovative roof racks