Being both a fan of Lego and a fan of sailing, I hope my son will also learn to enjoy both. Just like many sailors, it seems that some Lego fans never completely grow up. Friends Johan Sahlstrom and Anders Christensen, who work for Lego and Volvo respectively, came up with the idea to build a scale model of a Volvo Ocean Race yacht.

Apparently it took 1,200 work hours to complete the Lego Volvo Ocean Race yacht. At 3.5 metres high and 2.5 metres long, the model of Team SCA is made up of over 100,000 pieces of Lego. Why did they decide to make the model of Team SCA in particular? Apparently "Because it is the coolest looking." Team SCA skipper Sam Davies was certainly impressed as you can see in the video below.




Team SCA is the only all-female entry in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race. The boat is skippered by Britain's Sam Davies. The race is due to kick off with an in-port race in Alicante on October 4, 2014. Leg 1 of the multi-leg round the world race is due to start on October 11, 2014.

Lego Volvo Ocean Race yacht

The Lego Volvo Ocean Race yacht on display in the race village in Alicante.

Written by: Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson is the editor of Yachts & Yachting Magazine and the founder of Creating Waves. A keen racer, she has sailed all her life, and started writing about the subject whilst studying journalism at university. Dinghies and small keelboats are her first loves, but she has cruised and raced a huge variety of boats in locations across the world.