Celebrate ten years of the Lexus LFA by building your own—out of paper


It’s a decade since Lexus unveiled one of the most desirable supercars ever made in Japan. You can argue amongst yourselves whether it’s superior to the Honda/Acura NSX or the Nissan GT-R, but there’s no doubt that the V-10 Lexus LFA deserves its place in history. And, with just 500 made, it is a rare, appreciating collector machine.

Lexus LFA front three-quarter action
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Now, thanks to Lexus U.K. you can finally get your hands on an LFA for keeps. The catch? It will only be made of paper and you’ll have to assemble it yourself.

Lexus papercraft LFA in bits

Japan is, of course, famous for the art of origami and Lexus apparently uses papercraft as a test of dexterity for potential takumi craftspeople to build its real cars. In the test, candidates need to fold an origami cat in less than 90 seconds.

Don’t expect to build this LFA model in such a short time, though. First you need to download and print one of four templates. Then you will have to carefully cut out each piece, before gluing them together to create the final model. The templates are in the gallery below or can be downloaded from Lexus U.K.

The model has arrived just in time for the holidays and we know what we’ll be doing as we digest our turkey.

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