Building #BrickPony, a life-size LEGO® replica of the "1964½" Ford Mustang V8 coupe
#BrickPony, a life-size LEGO® replica of the "1964½" Ford Mustang V8 coupe, will go on permanent display outside the Ford Driving School attraction at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Fla.
Made out of 194,900 LEGO and DUPLO® bricks, the giant model took approximately 1,200 hours to assemble by a team of veteran Master Builders at LEGO Systems, Inc., in Enfield, Conn.
#BrickPony measures more than 15 feet long, nearly 6 feet wide and more than 4 feet tall. It weighs 1,712 pounds, of which 960 pounds are LEGO bricks and 752 pounds is its aluminum chassis.
A few surprises were added under its hood, including a virtual horn and the sounds of a real Mustang engine — a first for a life-size LEGO vehicle — plus working headlights and taillights.
Longtime partner Southern Ford Dealers has sponsored the Ford Driving School attraction since LEGOLAND Florida Resort opened in 2011 and collaborated with the popular vacation destination and LEGO Systems to create #BrickPony.
Follow her travels on The Official LEGOLAND Florida Resort Blog at www.llfblog.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #BrickPony.