Scottish paper folding artist Kyla McCallum took 4 months to perfect the Lexus UX model out of paper and its own paper city.
Origami is the famous Japanese art of paper folding, and it is not easy to do. Many people might think, “how difficult is it to fold some sheets of paper into shape”, but it turns out that some realistic origami models require a lot of work to perfect the incredible level of detail. One such model comes from Lexus, and it took up to 100 pieces of paper to form.
From the perforations in the leather seats, the dashboard on the dashboard and the intricate spindle grille, this paper Lexus UX is filled with car-like details. It is the creation of Scottish paper folding artist Kyla McCallum, who decided to create a model car as a tribute to the level of craftsmanship in Lexus vehicles.
The paper UX 300e was built on a 1:10 scale remote control car chassis, and it took Kyla about 4 months to complete the entire project. She uses a thin but exceptionally strong paper to create intricate shapes, and it turns out to be great for shaping curved car details.
To make the grille, the artist used various complex paper cutting methods. “I had to lightly dab the paper to create the creases that go up and down the grille,” she explains.
The interior of the paper car, which is no larger than a shoebox, has been isolated due to the lack of space around the remote control car’s chassis. To simulate the fabrics found on real cars, Kyla used a variety of textured paper. At the same time, the small holes in the seat are all handmade with stitches.
In addition to the impressive paper Lexus UX 300e itself, the artist decided to take the project to the next level by creating a paper city for it to run around. The various textures of the buildings are also richly shaped through intricate paper folding techniques.