LEGO has to be the best toy ever! You can build anything with those colorful little bricks – including a full-sized Ford Explorer. It’s on display at the Chicago Assembly Plant, but will be making it’s way to the new Ford Driving School at the LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park.
Made from more than 380,000 LEGO bricks, the bright red LEGOLAND Florida edition Explorer was created by 22 designers (you have a great job if you get to build a LEGO car and get paid for it). It tips the scales at 2,654 pounds and sits on a 768-pound interior aluminum base.
It’s sitting pretty at Ford’s Chicago plant, which produces the Explorer, but will soon be making the trip across country to Florida. It’ll make the journey in a trailer with transparent sides, offering motorists a unique change of scenery. The LEGO Explorer’s final destination is the new 150-acre LEGOLAND Florida theme park just outside Orlando. If you’re planning a trip there, you’ll find this attraction in front the Ford Driving School for children.
“Ford is excited to support the alliance between LEGOLAND Florida and the Southeast Ford dealers. The LEGOLAND Florida Explorer and the Ford Driving School attraction are great opportunities to showcase our products and safety messages to families and visitors in a unique way,” said Tracy Magee, Ford Experiential Marketing manager.
The new LEGOLAND opens its gates on October 15, and will feature than 50 family-focused rides, shows and attractions and a historical botanical garden. Using more than 50 million LEGO bricks, the park is divided into 10 themed entertainment zones. One of those zones is the Ford Driving School, where kids can get behind the wheel and feel what it’s like to drive.
Watch a time-lapsed video of the making of the LEGO Ford Explorer after the jump:
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