Launched in 2020, the car represents a landmark for Lexus as its first luxury BEV, instantly recognisable by its stylish looks and angular design. Now Lexus is providing a print-out and make paper kit of the car for fans (of all ages) to build at home.
Key benefits of the UX 300e include its 196-mile EV driving range*. Unfortunately, the paper model won’t go 196 miles on a single charge but, like the real thing, it will be completely emissions-free.
The UX 300e has also been praised for its low centre of gravity and strong handling abilities.
Lexus prides itself on quality craftsmanship and the Takumi craftspeople who make much a Lexus interior must pass a series of regular tests to maintain their Takumi status, including being able to fold an origami cat in less than 90 seconds using their non-dominant hand.
We hope this paper model isn’t as challenging, but you will need a colour printer, some paper glue or double-sided tape and a pair of scissors. This activity should take about an hour to complete. Top tip: when folding paper, fold it against a ruler to create a perfectly straight edge.
How to build the UX 300e paper model
Step one: Download a high-resolution PDF template of the UX 300e model. There are two colour options to choose from, a celestial blue version and one left blank for you to add your own colour/design if you wish. If you have the option, print the document in A3 rather than A4 size, as this will make the construction easier and will give you a bigger model at the end.
You can download the UX 300e paper model templates via the links below:
Step two: Using scissors, carefully cut out the template, being especially careful not to cut off the tabs outlined in blue.
Step three: Fold the cut-out along all dotted lines, folding all tabs so they line up with the underside of the adjacent panel. The model should begin to take shape.
Step four: Finally, glue all side tabs to their corresponding tab on the underside of the adjacent panel.
Once you have followed these step, you should have a three-dimensional shape that resembles the UX 300e. Once your UX 300e paper model is built, you can share them on our social channels.