LEXUS UNVEILS ORIGAMI-INSPIRED CAR MADE FROM CARDBOARD

Japanese car maker Lexus created a fully functional replica of its IS saloon model using 1,700 individually laser-cut cardboard sheets.  Two London-based companies LaserCut Works and Scales and Models were commissioned to complete the project, which took three months in total to finish. The design of the car was based on a 3D model provided by Lexus. The team divided the model into a number of sections, including main body, the dashboard, the seats and the wheels. The cardboard sheets were then cut and numbered to help with assembly. They were then layered together by hand with a water-based glue to make the sections. The body is mounted on a steel and aluminum frame and is powered by an electric motor. That means you can actually drive the vehicle. The cardboard Origami Car will be on show as part of the Grand Designs Live event at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, from 8 to 11 October 2015.

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