Lego Ford Explorer made of 380,000 bricks, but you can't drive it
A Ford Explorer created from more than 380,000 Lego bricks marks the beginning of a long-term alliance between Ford and Legoland in Florida.
This is definitely not your average Ford Explorer rolling down the lines at the Chicago Assembly Plant. The bright red, full-size re-creation is made of 380,000 Lego bricks.
Ford today announced the unveiling of the Lego Explorer; a lifelike replica that took 2,500 hours (about three and a half months) to create.
The Legoland Florida-edition Explorer debuted in Chicago, but will soon be headed to the new 150-acre Legoland Florida theme park just outside Orlando.
According to Ford, the vehicle will be loaded onto a trailer with transparent sides so motorists can see the Lego Explorer on its road trip to Florida. The sunshine state's latest theme park will open Oct. 15.
"We're less than a month from opening and the anticipation level is incredibly high," Legoland Florida General Manager Adrian Jones said in a press release. "This is the only park of its kind in the world built exclusively for kids ages 2 to 12, and it will be a total departure from anything families with young children have seen before. It's a completely immersive experience, engaging kids' imaginations and their sense of adventure through interactive play."