France’s first museum of agriculture, the Musée du Compa, has a new highlight: a full-scale CLAAS tractor built entirely from Lego bricks. Source: AFDJ eNews

The ARION 460 PANORAMIC is made up of almost 800,000 bricks, including 388 different parts. The mammoth task of construction was undertaken by the only certified Lego builder in France and took 3500 hours.

The 3.5t CLAAS Lego tractor has been named ‘TractoBrick’. It was given a place of honour in the museum’s great machine hall, next to almost a dozen other genuine tractors.

The idea for the project originated in the Musée du Compa. A mascot was needed for the new permanent exhibition, and ‘TractorBrick’ fitted the description.

The Musée du Compa is also organising a hackathon from when for 48 hours software developers will try to breathe digital life into ‘TractoBrick’.

‘TractoBrick’ will not only be exhibited at the Musée du Compa but also at the French young farmers’ festival, Terres de Jim, in September as well as at the CLAAS headquarters in Harsewinkel (Germany).