Citroën to unveil mosaic made of toy cars


A mosaic of a Citroën C4 Cactus, made of toy models of the Citroën range, will be unveiled in Birmingham’s Bull Ring shopping centre between 19 – 21 February.

The mosaic installation, named Wall of Cars, pays homage to Citroën’s founder, André Citroën who, in the 1920s, began creating toy versions of his automobiles – which he named ‘dad’s car’ – for the children of his customers. The first such car to be turned into a toy was the Torpedo B2 10HP, of which more than 30,000 were purchased over a 10-year span.

The mosaic has been built in collaboration with final-year students from the University of Creative Arts in Surrey and will be joined at the shopping centre by a real Citroën C4 Cactus on display.

FACTS AND FIGURES



• 2,677 Citroën cars
• 10,708 recesses for tyres
• 4.5 days of CNC machining
• Measuring 5m by 2.5m
• Requiring 2km of material cuts
• Citroën C4 Cactus is powered by the latest generation PureTech and BlueHDi
• Fuel economy is up to 91.1mpg
• CO2 emissions from just 82g/km
• Overall running costs 20% lower than the benchmark in the compact hatchback segment