The Ford Explorer LEGO? Model

The Latest new model of the Ford Explorer rolled out of the Chicago Assembly Plant on September 26, fashioned from 380,000 LEGO bricks.? The bright red LEGOLAND Florida edition Explorer, was created by 22 designers, weighs 2,654 pounds and is supported by a 768-pound interior aluminum base.?

Watch a time-lapse video of the actual construction at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmCjw3otCE

The vehicle was then loaded onto a trailer with transparent sides so motorists could see the LEGO Explorer as made its way to the new 150-acre LEGOLAND Florida theme park just outside Orlando.? The Explorer is parked in front of one of the park?s attractions, the Ford Driving School for children.

?Ford is excited to support the alliance between LEGOLAND Florida and the Southeast Ford dealers. The LEGOLAND Florida Explorer and the Ford Driving School attraction are great opportunities to showcase our products and safety messages to families and visitors in a unique way,? said Tracy Magee, Ford Experiential Marketing manager.

LEGOLAND Florida, opens Oct. 15 catering to kids ages 2 to 12 with more than 50 family-focused rides, shows and attractions and a historical botanical garden.

The driving school is divided by age. There?s a Ford Junior Driving School for children ages 3 to 5 years old and a Ford Driving School for those ages 6 to 12. The children watch a video with driving instructions and safety tips ? starting with the basics like safety belts and the difference between the accelerator and the brake ? and move on to stoplights and stop signs. Children then have the opportunity to drive in their own electric vehicles on curbed roads with maximum speed limits of 3 mph.
With its detailed LEGO theme, the attraction is designed to give children the experience of driving in a real-world neighborhood.hool is divided by age. There?s a Ford Junior Driving School for children ages 3 to 5 years old and a Ford Driving School for those ages 6 to 12. The children watch a video with driving instructions and safety tips ? starting with the basics like safety belts and the difference between the accelerator and the brake ? and move on to stoplights and stop signs. Children then have the opportunity to drive in their own electric vehicles on curbed roads with maximum speed limits of 3 mph.

While the children are behind the wheel, park employees known as ?model citizens? are nearby to ensure the experience stays positive. After the drive is complete, the children are issued their own Ford Driving School license.

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