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Tesla Mocked by Surprise Troll on 'Unbreakable' Cybertruck

Lego's vehicle is 'guaranteed shatterproof'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2019 6:21 AM CST
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This truck looks pretty unbreakable, too.   (Getty Images/pioneer111)
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(Newser) – Elon Musk says the orders are pouring in for Tesla's new Cybertruck, despite the onstage demo fail that generated worldwide mockery. Now, a surprise troll is mocking the electric car company with its own debut. Mashable reports that early Tuesday, Danish toy company Lego put up a promo on its Facebook page announcing "the evolution of the truck is here." The post included a pic of a simple-looking (i.e., no windows to break) "truck" made out of just three Lego bricks and looking pretty much like the promotional image Tesla has been circulating for its own vehicle. "It's simple. It's cheap. You can build one for yourself," CNET notes, pointing out that the least expensive version of the Cybertruck is just under $40,000.

Meanwhile, another fight Tesla is setting itself up for that may not go as desired: a potential showdown with a Ford truck. Per TechCrunch, Musk showed off the power of the Cybertruck at its unveiling with a video showing it towing a F-150 pickup up a hill, which quickly spurred eye rolling. One person who noted the feat may not have been as impressive as it appeared: Neil deGrasse Tyson, who said the Cybertruck's ability to pull the Ford may have had more to do with "the physics of friction than engine power." A real-life face-off may soon come to fruition—Sunny Madra, the vice president of Ford X, asked Musk to send his company a Cybertruck for an "apples to apples test." Musk's reply: "Bring it on." (Read more Lego stories.)

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