Lexus builds origami-inspired cardboard car

Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus brand unveiled a full-sized cardboard version of their new IS saloon in London on Monday (Oct 5). The intricate design was created to celebrate the skills of Lexus's "takumi' craftsmen and women who work on the productions lines in Japan. The "Origami Car" has a cardboard frame crafted from 1,700 recyclable laser-cut cardboard sheets. It's powered by an electric motor, meaning it can actually be driven. Built by London-based specialist companies, the car took five people three months and 2,500 hours to turn the computer aided design (CAD) into the full-size corrugated cardboard replica. The unique vehicle will be on display to the public at the Grand Designs exhibition in Birmingham from Oct 8, 2015.