Saudi Arabia to assemble world's largest Lego brick-build of a Formula 1 car

The Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in the Red Sea city of Jeddah from December 3 to 5

Saudi Arabia's Formula 1 Grand Prix promoter is going to assemble the world's largest Lego brick-build of a racing car to help a local charity.

The Saudi Grand Prix will take place in the Red Sea city of Jeddah from December 3 to December 5, as Saudi Arabia ramps up efforts to attract regional and international tourists as part of its diversification plans.

The Formula 1 Lego car will take a week to assemble and will be displayed at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah. It will be put together between September 15 and 23.

The project will require 500,000 bricks, which are available for purchase online. Proceeds from the purchase of the Lego bricks will go towards Ehsan – the Saudi platform for its National Campaign for Charitable Work.

"We are delighted to have another record breaker on our hands, with the Jeddah Corniche Circuit also set to become the longest and fastest street circuit in the world," said Prince Khalid bin Sultan, chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation.

Saudi Arabia is set to host the longest and fastest street circuit in F1. Featuring 27 corners, the Jeddah circuit stretches to 6.175km – making it the second-longest on the current F1 calendar, behind the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Tickets for the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix went on sale in July.

The addition of Saudi Arabia to the F1 calendar means there will be three Gulf races in 2021. The Bahrain Grand Prix took place on March 28, a week after the season opener in Australia.

Abu Dhabi retains its traditional season finale slot, with the 2021 race set for December 12 at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Updated: September 10th 2021, 1:25 PM
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