Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo with a Full-size Lego McLaren, Albert Park, Melbourne, 2022

Caption Competition 184: Bricking it

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McLaren enjoyed their best race of the 2022 season so far in Australia, taking home 18 points with fifth and sixth place.

But what do drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris make of McLaren’s radical new Lego-based car concept? Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?

Can you come up with the best caption for this picture? Post your funniest suggestion in the comments below.

A selection of the best will feature in a future edition of the RaceFans Round-up.

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73 comments on “Caption Competition 184: Bricking it”

  1. Pedro Andrade
    16th April 2022, 10:10

    Can we take this to Imola?

  2. Lando watching as his older brother is playing with all the cool toys and he has to stay aside

    1. As a younger brother (though in no way young), this brought on a strange mixture of nostalgia and long-term post traumatic stress flash-backs.

      1. As an only child I can only imagine what you have been through

  3. When a truckload of Lego was delivered to McLaren, they didn’t know what to make of it.

  4. Ricciardo says the new McLaren drives like a brick.

    1. Alt: Ricciardo says the new McLaren drives like a tonne of bricks.

  5. Mom said its now my turn to play in the car Danny.

  6. McLaren have developed an innovative solution to saving weight under the new regulations.

  7. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    16th April 2022, 11:11

    We have the Ferrari instruction booklet…

  8. McLaren find a new loophole in the budget cap?

  9. “Our new wind tunnel’s going to be ready soon right?”

  10. The FIA issued Ricciardo a 10-second penalty for excessive blocking.

    1. Hahah nice

    2. Good one!

  11. RocketTankski
    16th April 2022, 11:40

    Yeeh, the car lego on me at the vinyl corner, sadly. Lost a few pieces, but the lads have done a great job rebuilding it.
    Gotta say I was bricking it through most of that lap. Car was handling like a tonka truck.

    1. RocketTankski
      16th April 2022, 17:48

      So I told Zak that I would join the team if they could build me a convertible with lots of leg room.

  12. “Lando was the one who finally pointed out to Danny why his car was under-performing”

  13. I wonder if the team will let me pass Lando if we race in this

  14. “Yeah Mate. If it wasn’t for the Merc engine we would podium every race!”

  15. Daniel and Lando were all smiles about the MCL-37 until it began porpoising on the straight.

  16. Lando – “I always wanted one of these when I was a kid.”
    Danny – “I’ll swap you Kid”

  17. Lando – “Hey Danny. Are those shoes made from Lego as well?”
    Danny – “Yeah – something to do with FIA health regulations”

  18. McLaren cleverly found a way get 500 kg below the weight limit.

  19. McLarens “Lego Initiative” was abandoned after the first pitstop.
    It took three hours to reassemble a dropped wheel.

    1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      16th April 2022, 13:53

      How many tickets did you get to enter this competition? 5+? :D

      Only really fair to do one.

      1. RocketTankski
        16th April 2022, 14:06

        There’s a 2-for-1 Legoland voucher on the back of the cereal box :-)

      2. @thegianthogweed this has been commented on before and I think it was Will who said I could just go for it with no limit.

        If I am upsetting people then I shall stop spamming whatever comes into my head and try to pick a single response.
        That makes it a bit boring for me but I shall try to control myself ;)

        1. RandomMallard
          16th April 2022, 16:42

          @nullapax I personally don’t have any problem with multiple entries, especially when your ones are usually of a very good quality. I’ve entered at least 3 times on one of these before. That said, it might be an idea to make each of your later entries a reply to your first one. No pressure ofc, just an idea.

        2. could

          But ‘should’ you?

          I find it a bit disappointing if an entrant cannot decide which of his/her ideas is the funniest.

          PS also note that ‘conversations’ never win the Caption Competition, and seem to get less positive feedback.

    2. Great one :)

  20. RocketTankski
    16th April 2022, 12:11

    I feel that with this new car, we have something we can really build on.

  21. Derek Edwards
    16th April 2022, 12:52

    Awkward scenes at the latest publicity event as Lando and Daniel try to avoid discussing the Gulf between them.

  22. Daniel and Lando get to sample the MCL32 for the first time.

  23. RocketTankski
    16th April 2022, 13:17

    This thing really sticks to the road!

    Seat needs a bit of adjustment.

    Some of the teams think that they can just walk over us. But I think they’ll find we can make things pretty uncomfortable.

  24. RocketTankski
    16th April 2022, 13:19

    So we’ve got a new Danish sponsor on board. Not sure what to make of it at the moment.

  25. Ricciardo finally got a car that does not dog him

  26. The adaptable nature of the new McLaren means changes to the car are faster and cheaper.

  27. This is what happens when your designers use a cheap graphics card.

    1. Electroball76
      16th April 2022, 14:56

      It sometimes takes a few seconds for the textures to load in

  28. The car runs great….but the seat, needs an upgrade.

  29. The boys were really impressed by their new car’s cubic capacity.

  30. The car runs great…..but the seat needs an upgrade.

  31. Norris: “Yeah… Not a fan of the new upgrade!”
    Riccardo “… Lets hope this car don’t go to pieces!”

  32. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    16th April 2022, 15:31

    Grip should be okay guys, just don’t run over any marbles.

  33. There was a Covid outbreak in the construction department, so they all had to stay home and build the car with whatever they had laying around …

  34. “Got any bricks left for the teeth, and the hat worn the right way round?”
    “Those are real, mate”

  35. McLarens submission of the FIA contest “Lowering the cost of Formula 1 by using standard building blocks” was slightly taken out of context.

  36. Team radio: Strat 44, don’t press pit limiter button!
    Ric: Pressed pit limiter button, sorry…
    Team radio: Darn it Ric, now you bricked it!

  37. Everything just clicked into position when Daniel and Lando first sampled their latest McLaren. “We have so many new pieces to play with”, they said.

  38. The drivers put on a brave face as they wonder whether McL’s exceptionally youthful design team have adopted an appropriate strategy for rapid testing of wind tunnel updates.

  39. It was a nasty shunt in FP3, the guys had to rebuild the car from the ground up, piece by piece bit we are confident to make quali

  40. Ricciardo was all smiles until he stepped on the accelerator.

  41. In retrospect, it seems ‘Lego’ benefited the most from the pre 2022 design team exchange program.

  42. Everyone agreed, the car did indeed look much more slick without a halo.

  43. The boys were all smiles…. until they were told they had to pack the pieces back in their box.

  44. Lando Envy

  45. Announcing the Lego Movie and Drive to Survive crossover!

  46. Lando: Don’t worry Daniel, this “car” will not make you perform any worse.

  47. Ricciardo never moved as fast as when he stepped on the piece that Lando had dropped

  48. Another brick in the wall…

  49. Lando and Danial are chuffed at the double advancements of quick-change components that are also molded in colour for weight saving from not needing paint.

  50. It was all smiles, until the FIA asked to check if the padded underwear met regulations

  51. After a difficult start to the season, McLaren Lego their designer.

  52. Ganesh Krishnasamy
    17th April 2022, 16:46

    I never drink Redbull you know.

  53. Ganesh Krishnasamy
    17th April 2022, 18:01

    Trust me I prefer Orange juice to those energy drinks

  54. Some says McLaren were missing some crucial pieces for performance at the “Let go” of this season

  55. Coventry Climax
    18th April 2022, 0:07

    Daniel: “Even the Lego tyres perform exactly as the original!”

  56. The team delivers a car that suits each drivers Individual strengths. Late breaking or early breaking.

  57. Daniel Ricciardo completes his new Minecraft build while Lando looks for the porpoise in the footwell.

  58. Technically the best.

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