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New from Lexus : A cardboard car

Well this sure puts those origami cranes you make to shame: Lexus just unveiled a model of its IS saloon car and it is made entirely out of cardboard.

The company writes that the project required 1,700 pieces of precisely-cut cardboard, which were then fitted together. All in all, it took three months to complete the cardboard car, which is on display now through the eleventh at the Grand Designs Live show at the NEC in Birmingham, England

Not only is the car’s design impressive, but it actually works. It has a fully fitted interior, functioning doors, headlights and rolling wheels — and an engine mounted on a steel and aluminum frame.

Watch it in action in this video:

Lexus seems to be super in to doing weird stuff that no one ever really thought possible: they also unveiled their hoverboard in August. Maybe next they should tackle space tourism — and like actually do it.