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Lego Trolls Elon Musk's New Cybertruck

Lego Trolls Elon Musk's New Cybertruck

Lego has trolled Tesla over its Cybertruck, sharing its own version of a truly shatterproof vehicle.

Posting on the official Lego Australia page, the toy maker shared a shot of a single block on wheels with the caption: "The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof."

Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the prototype of his brand new Cybertruck and it's fair to say things didn't quite go according to plan.

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Musk invited Tesla lead designer Franz von Holzhausen on to the stage to try and damage the vehicle; telling the audience: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won't scratch, doesn't dent."

It started off alright as von Holzhausen whacked the truck with sledgehammer and, fair play, it didn't shatter - so far, so good.

But then Musk asked von Holzhausen to throw some metal balls at the Cybertruck's windows, which he did, and which managed to shatter the windows, albeit not all the way through.

Musk managed to see the funny side, laughing and promising that the company will 'fix it in post'.

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He explained: "It didn't go through. Yeah... 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. We'll fix it in post."

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The whole fiasco quickly went viral, with hundreds of people rushing in to take the p*** and Forbes reporting that the mess-up wiped three quarters of a million dollars (in just one day). Ouch.

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Now, to add insult to injury, Lego has got in on the trolling action and it seems as though people are very much on-board with it - the Facebook post has racked up 12,000 likes and more than 15,000 shares in under a day.

And, of course, lots of comments, with one person writing: "And anyone who has ever stood on a Lego knows that Lego is supernaturally strong." Ain't that the truth.

Another added: "No windows, no problem."

While a third posted: "You know you screwed up when Lego is throwing shade your way."

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But don't feel too sorry for billionaire Musk, he tweeted to say he's a lot of interest in his new trucks, with 200,000 orders placed already.

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