France’s first agricultural museum, the Musée du Compa, has a new highlight: a full-scale Claas Arion 460 Panoramic tractor built entirely from Lego. Made up of almost 800,000 bricks, including 388 different parts, it took Sarl ERC Briques (the only certified Lego builder in France) 3,500 hours to make. Named as ‘TractoBrick’, the idea originated in the museum. Located in Chartres, about 80 km from Paris, and attracting over 50,000 visitors each year, the museum needed a mascot for the new permanent exhibition portraying the history of agriculture and agricultural engineering. A tractor built entirely of Lego fitted the description. Financed by public and private organisations, including the French Claas subsidiary, the Lego tractor weighs around 3.5 tonnes. Software developers will try to breathe digital life into the Arion tractor during a hackathon from 2nd to 4th December 2016, and ‘TractoBrick’ is also heading to Claas HQ in Harsewinkel, in Germany, for a spell sometime during the next few months.