Lexus commissions origami version of IS saloon
Published 07/10/2015 | 11:26
As if its recent and incredible project to create a working hoverboard was not enough, Japanese car maker Lexus has had two British firms build a full-size origami version of its IS saloon - and you can drive it.
Lasercut and Scales & Models were tasked with building the complete IS form using nothing but cardboard and a steel frame as a base.
All of the lights work, the doors open and there is a complete interior to marvel at.
Using 10mm thick cardboard sheets, Lasercut produced the 1,700 panels using a 3D model of the IS. The panels were then assembled by Scales and Models using a water-based glue.
But the glue only allowed the model makers 10 minutes before it dried so they had to be exact in the placement of every section.
It took three months to make the cardboard IS, which will be displayed at the Grand Designs Live Show at the NEC Birmingham.