This Time Lapse Video of a Life-Size LEGO Mustang Being Built Puts the Pedal to the Metal
In just under a minute, this YouTube video (via BoingBoing) showcases the incredible build of a life-size LEGO version of a classic "1964 1/2" Ford Mustang V8 Coupe, which is affectionately known as the "Brick Pony." Check out the stats on this sucker:
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.
I've always been more of a Camaro guy myself, but even I have to admit this is pretty rad. To catch a glimpse of this beast with your own eyes, just rev your own engine and head over to the LEGOland Resort in Winter Haven, Florida.