This weekend we made our way to Winter Haven, Florida for the #BrickPony reveal. The life-size LEGO replica of the so-called “1964½” Mustang V8 coupe was designed and built — brick by brick — by a veteran team of Master Builders at LEGO Systems, Inc. Dubbed #BrickPony, the giant Mustang model will be permanently displayed outside the Ford Driving School attraction at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, replacing the LEGO Ford Explorer.
Isn’t she a beauty? Want to know some fun facts about the LEGO #BrickPony? Check them out below!
We were invited as media to attend this event. All opinions are my own.
Legoland Florida BrickPony facts:
- The LEGO Mustang is made of 194,900 standard LEGO bricks and DUPLO®bricks
- It 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 flat, aluminum chassis
- The #BrickPony also has working headlights and tail lights, a virtual horn and sounds of a real Mustang engine
- Gale Halderman, a member of the Ford Motor Co. team that designed the original Mustang in the early 1960s, and NASCAR legend Richard Petty both autographed an interior space under the model’s trunk
During the media event, they invited all of the kids to come up and help with the reveal. The kids pulled on the Ford Explorer donned doors to unveil the new Ford Driving School display – the #BrickPony! The kids loved being apart of that moment.
Can you believe what awesome things Legoland Master Builders can make? We are big Ford fans and couldn’t be more excited for the new display. It is one of our favorite cars after all! After checking out the #BrickPony we made our way into the kids driving school where the boys took charge of the course in Lego style vehicles.
We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the many family friendly rides at Legoland including the Project X and Coastersaurus. The boys also went to boating school – it’s one of the Legoland rides where they become Captain’s of their own Lego-themed boat and drive their parents around.
You won’t want to miss MiniLand where they’ve crafted mini versions of some of the most famous spots around the globe, including Daytona Beach, New York, Las Vegas, and more! The attention to detail and effort put into all of the Legoland displays is incredible.
We’re big fans of Lego Ninjago and are looking forward to the ride making it’s debut sometime in 2017.
There’s plenty of rides, food, and building fun at Legoland Florida Resort! Take a stroll through Cypress Gardens and enjoy some of Florida’s natural beauty. I really appreciate all of the benches throughout the theme park so guests can stop and enjoy the moments. Legoland also has a water park that’s open part of the year, and a place on site to stay over night at the Legoland Hotel! For more information, visit Legoland.com/Florida for details.