Lego mocks Tesla over Elon Musk’s embarrassing Cybertruck reveal with their own ‘guaranteed shatterproof’ vehicle
- Lego posted an image of their own version of a shatterproof truck on Monday
- The toy company’s post is the latest in a series of memes to mock Tesla
- Tesla’s lead designer managed to shatter the Cybertruck’s ‘indestructible’ glass
Lego has taken a hilarious swipe at Tesla over Elon Musk’s embarrassing Cybertruck reveal with their own ‘guaranteed shatterproof’ truck.
The company’s Australian Facebook page shared an image of a Lego brick with wheels on Monday, reassuring any prospective buyers that their products are resistant to shattering.
The image was accompanied by the caption: ‘The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof.’
Lego Australia mocked Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s new Cybertruck on Monday by posting an image of a toy brick with wheels. The children’s toy company guaranteed their vehicle is truly ‘shatterproof’
Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen is pictured (left) on Thursday trying to prove the Cybertruck’s glass is ‘shatterproof’ by throwing a heavy metal ball at close range – but the glass broke on both attempts
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk can be seen standing in front of the smashed prototype on Thursday in Los Angeles
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of the Cybertruck last Thursday but testing of the lauded design features only ended in embarrassment.
The Los Angeles event, which was supposed to show off the vehicle’s indestructible design and armoured windows, went horribly wrong when Musk invited Tesla lead designer Franz von Holzhausen to try smashing the truck to pieces.
‘You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won’t scratch, doesn’t dent,’ Musk said.
Musk was embarrassed during the live demonstration on Thursday when the truck’s windows shattered
Despite surviving a bludgeoning from a sledgehammer, the windows shattered when von Holzhausen lobbed metal balls at the ‘indestructible’ glass.
Musk told the shocked audience that Tesla would ‘fix it in the post’ and that they’d thrown all manner of objects during the testing phase.
‘We threw wrenches, we threw everything – we even literally threw the kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break. For some weird reason it broke now, I don’t know why,’ he said.
The ‘Cybertruck’, which looks like an armoured vehicle with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal grey, will go into production in 2021, Musk said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday
Lego, who’ve racked up 12,000 likes and more than 15,000 shares on the post in less than a day, is the latest to troll the the electric vehicle giant since the blunder went viral on Thursday.
One Facebook user said under the post: ‘You know you screwed up when Lego is throwing shade your way.’
Despite Thursday’s reveal clanger, Musk has boasted on Twitter that Tesla had already secured almost 150,000 orders.
The Cybertruck is said to have a range of 500 miles on a single charge and retails at $39,000.
ELON MUSK’S BIGGEST PR GAFFES
November 2019: During a demonstration of the Cybertruck’s ‘shatterproof windows’ the glass is broken
November 2019: SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype blew up due to a major failure during pressurisation testing
October 2019: Musk admits making a big mistake using Artificial Intelligence instead of human workers at Tesla
June 2018: Musk announces ‘difficult but necessary reorganisation’ which will see nine percent of its workforce let go
September 2019: The new Tesla Smart Summon feature causes chaos in parking lots, leading to bumper damage and near collisions
April 2019: SpaceX lost its rocket booster to rough seas on the way back to port after collecting it
October 2018: Tesla shares plummet to $250, its lowest in a year
August 2018: Musk tweets that he is taking Tesla private for $420-a-share. It leads to an increase in stock price which saw his individual net worth rise by $1.4 billion that day
July 2018: After offering up a team of engineers to rescue a group of Thai boys who became stuck in a cave, Musk launches an astonishing attack on a local diver who tried to save them. He calls the man a ‘pedo’ in retaliation for his criticism of Tesla’s failure to get to the children and save them