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VIDEO: Amazing toy race track

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The many limitations of Scalextric meant that most 80s boys spent hours dreaming of a toy race track which didn’t rely on gentle speeds and spending half the day fetching flying cars from under the sofa.

Artist, and all-round genius, Chris Burden has made many of our childhood dreams come true by creating the most ambitious race track we’ve ever seen. 1 massive warehouse. 1,200 custom designed cars. 13 toy trains. 18 intertwined lanes.

Try to keep your jaw open, just try.

The painfully impressive sculpture, entitled Metropolis II, will soon be shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a long-term loan. A genuinely legitimate reason for a holiday to LA.

For more design brilliance check out some nifty computer skylines.

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