Watch out Mustang fans; it seems all your fantasies are about to come true. In comes a 1964 Ford Mustang, which has been designed and painstakingly built by Lego Masters in collaboration with LEGOLAND Florida.
Okay so maybe it isn’t a working model, it certainly looks like the real deal. The iconic Ford 1964 Mustang’s 1:1 model was created for children ages 2-12 at the auspicious occasion of Mustang Club of America’s 40th-anniversary celebration. The model made its public debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 1, much to the amazement and astonishment of the onlookers.
The finished car weighed a mind-boggling 1,712 pounds, and it was over 15 ft long and 4 ft tall. Just to top everything off, the designers even programmed a real Ford Mustang engine sound. The team claims that the whole project took 1,200 hours to complete, and roughly over 194,900 Lego bricks were used to create this masterpiece.
Chloé Boehm, public relations executive at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, said on occasion,
“We’re delighted to show off our version of an American classic during MCA’s 40th-anniversary celebration. We can’t think of a perfect place to reintroduce the car that redefined cool in a fun, creative way.”
Jeff Mays, president, Mustang Club of America said:
“It’s an honour to partner with LEGOLAND Florida Resort to unveil the ‘1964½’ LEGO Mustang over Labor Day weekend. The Ford Mustang and LEGO toys are classic American icons that appeal to enthusiasts of all ages. We look forward to a fun-filled weekend and helping the resort kick off the LEGO Mustang’s publicity tour at the MCA 40th anniversary celebration.”
After the initial appearance in Indianapolis, the LEGO Mustang has been making tours around the country before it will be placed permanently at the popular LEGOLAND Florida Resort. You can visit resort’s official blog at http://www.llfblog.com to learn more about the car, and follow it on Twitter using the hashtag #BrickPony.
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