What started with a few simple plastic bricks and an open-minded philosophy that encouraged creativity has blossomed into one of the world’s largest toy companies. We’re talking about the one and only LEGO, a company that has made billions off of recreating pop culture icons with the aforementioned plastic bricks. This has allowed an entire generation of children to recreate Hogwart’s Castle or the Millennium Falcon, albeit at a smaller scale.
LEGO products are generally aimed at children, but the company has a whole division dedicated to children-at-heart as well. That’s how we ended up with a full-size LEGO recreation of a 1964 Ford Mustang, built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mustang Club of America. Mustang and LEGOs, definitely a winning combination.
According to Jalopnik, 1:1 scale Mustang was unveiled at MCA’s 40th Anniversary celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this month on its way to LEGOLAND Florida. Weighing in at 1,712 pounds, the Mustang masterpiece sits on an aluminum chassis weighing about 752 pounds, with the remaining 960 pounds made up entirely of LEGO bricks.
Built at LEGO’s headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut, the designers paid attention to every detail such as the pony emblems, wheels and windshield wipers. Even the headlights and tail lights work, a testament to the eye for detail that LEGO’s designers put into this pony car. The classic Mustang is set to replace a Ford Explorer (also built from LEGO bricks) at the LEGOLAND location.
If this story has you inspired to build your own LEGO Mustang, you’re in luck. Officially licensed Mustang, Raptor, and Ford GT kits are already available, letting you relive those fond childhood memories once more, and are a bit more affordable and not exactly life-size like the Mustang above.