Ford unveils new Explorer - made of Lego

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 | Latest News
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Workers from Ford's Chicago assembly plant push a full-size Legoland edition Ford Explorer, made with more than 380,000 Lego blocks, at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: REUTERS/Frank Polich

A unique Ford Explorer has rolled off the company line.

While the vehicle looks just like a standard Explorer, there is one notable distinction. This one is created from more than 380,000 Lego bricks.

The car was made to mark the beginning of an alliance between Ford and Legoland Florida theme park.

The bright red Explorer, which took 2500 hours to design and build by 22 people, weighs 1203kg and has been built around a 348kg aluminium support frame. 

After its debut at the company's historic Chicago plant, which produces the Explorer, the vehicle will be loaded on to a trailer with transparent sides so motorists can see it as it makes its way to the new 150-acre Legoland Florida theme park just outside Orlando.

There it will be featured in front of one of the park's attractions, the Ford Driving School for children