Honda Australia creates Mt Panorama in LEGO

Mount Panarama IN LEGO4)

Building on their sponsorship of the Lego Master’s television series, Honda has commissioned a model that is close to heart of motor sport fans. David Brown says it cute but not greatly realistic.

Honda commissioned Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught to build a Lego version of the Mt Panorama racing circuit.

Its quaint but will it appeal to motoring racing purists?

The layout is simplistic without a clear Caltex Chase kink in Concord Straight and there is no escape road at the end of the straight if your brakes were to fail.

One person has asked whether to be authentic does it need some clearly intoxicated enthusiasts at the top of the mountain.

Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine came to the circuit some years ago and was asked if he had been to the top of the mountain.  He said no, but he had seen the smoke signals.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto