This fall, kids will be able to discover the car that redefined cool when the next giant LEGO model is unveiled at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Back in 1964, the Ford Mustang became an instant sensation when it was introduced to an eager public. More than a half-century later, that American classic is being introduced to a whole new generation. In association with Southern Ford Dealers, the park is creating a life-sized version of the original Mustang out of LEGO bricks.
The giant Mustang model will be built at the U.S. headquarters of The LEGO Group in Enfield, Conn., and then will make several appearances around the country before arriving at the theme park this fall. It’s a 1:1 replica of the so-called “1964½” V8 coupe, the very first model that delighted American car buyers after debuting at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.
The life-size “1964½” Ford Mustang model will go on display outside the theme park’s popular Ford Driving School attraction, courtesy of LEGOLAND Florida's longtime sponsor Southern Ford Dealers.
Ford Driving School is where this timeless beauty will call home, replacing the LEGO version of the Ford Explorer that has appeared in thousands of guests’ photos since the theme park opened in 2011. Don’t worry - the park has got plans for the Explorer. After a bit of TLC, it’s going on permanent display at an exclusive location that will be announced at a later date.
Detroit produced 92,705 versions of the 1964½ Mustang, but only LEGOLAND Florida Resort guests will be able to beam at this original. Don’t be surprised if this pony has a few secrets under its hood!
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