A very cool Ford Explorer rolled off the assembly line this week.  While it featured the shape and style of a traditional Explorer, this Ford was set apart by the fact that it was crafted not from steel but rather LEGO bricks.  The special Explorer was a collaborative effort between the motor  and toy company and marks the beginning of a long-term alliance between Ford and LEGOLAND Florida theme park.

Made of more than 380,000 LEGO bricks, the fiery red car was created by 22 designers and is supported by a 768 pound interior aluminum base. The whole “vehicle” weighs 2,654 pounds.  The full-size LEGO car is bound for the new LEGOLAND theme park in Orlando, Florida. The car will be transported in a trailer with transparent sides so that the model will be visible to motorists along the way.

LEGO Explorer Rolling Off The Assembly Line

A time lapse video details the assembly of the LEGO model.

The ultimate destination for the red brick car is LEGOLAND Florida.  The 150-acre theme park is set to open October 15, and will be the largest LEGOLAND to date.  The park will feature more than 50 family-focused rides and attractions including the Ford Driving School.   The LEGO Explorer will be on display at the school, which will have a Ford Junior Driving School for wee ones age 3 to 5, while the regular school will be for age 6 to 12.This unique driving school will allow kids to get behind the wheel and drive (top speed of the electric vehicles: 3 mph).

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