Blue Full Sized Play Doh Car

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blue Full Sized Play Doh Car
A life-sized replica car made completely from world record amounts of Play-Doh modelling clay has hit the road.

But it's not going anywhere fast.

Using 1.5 tons of the children's Play-Doh putty from 10,000 pots costing around £6,000 in total, the hand-crafted sculpture was created by a team of eight model makers over a two week period.

It was created to mark the UK launch of the new Chevrolet Orlando family-friendly seven-seater car - which is on sale from £16,395.

At those prices, you could have nearly three Play-Doh version for the cost of the real thing.

The vehicle, in a bright blue shade of aquamarine was pictured parked up in the bohemian Clerkenwell district of London where startled commuters and traffic wardens looked on.
A spokeswoman for the project said:'We've pretty much exhausted the UK supplies of aquamarine Play-Doh.'

The replica Chevrolet is 4.6metre long and the company said the car will be on display in the Lakeside shopping centre in London for the next week.

The car firm said it chose to model its vehicle in Play-Doh as the modelling putty topped a poll of the most-loved toy from yesteryear.

More than 1,000 UK adults voted for their favourite nostalgic toy from their childhood with Play-Doh gaining a fifth (19 per cent) of the vote closely followed by LEGO (17 per cent) and Kinder Egg (15 per cent).

Les Turton from Chevrolet UK, sister company to Vauxhall, said:'The new Orlando deserves another look and we believe this mould-breaking multi-purpose vehicle is a real head-turner - especially when it's made from ton of the nation's most popular aqua-marine putty.

'Hopefully our launch will appeal to the inner-child in every parent and it will become a firm family favourite."