The reinvented and new Ford Explorer is an attractive model on its own as it comes with its own capability and blending style. It is even equipped with technology that guarantees its fuel efficiency, which is top-of-the-line.
Through the EcoBoost engine, fuel efficiency is at an EPA-certified rating of 28 mpg highway. Today however, Ford will be releasing a one-of-a-kind Explorer from its Chicago Assembly Plant. While it does have the craftsmanship that has become the signature of this model, it has one extraordinary feature in that it was created using an excess of 380,000 LEGO bricks and taking at least 2,500 hours to make.
Coming in bright red, this special edition of the Explorer has a weight of 2,654 pounds and is supported by an aluminum base in its interior weighing 768 pounds. In building this LEGOLAND Florida edition of the Explorer, it took a team composed of 22 designers. For those who are interested to see a time-lapse video of this model being built, a copy is available and can be viewed online. Once it has made its official debut, this special edition model will then be put to a trailer and then sent to the EGOLAND Florida theme park, a 150-acre land outside of Orlando.
In addition, the trailer transporting this special edition will have transparent sides so that motorists will be able to enjoy it as well. Once it reaches the theme park, it will become part of the attraction which is the Ford Driving School for Children. This is because the release of the LEGOLAND Florida edition of the Explorer also signals the start of what may be a long partnership Ford has with LEGOLAND Florida theme park.
Ford Experiential Marketing Manager Tracy Magee shared that the automaker is excited to be part of this collaboration between the Southeast Ford dealers and LEGOLAND Florida. She added that the LEGOLAND Florida Explorer, and with it the Ford Driving School attraction, presents a great opportunity for the company to display its products as well as the safety messages to visitors and families, but in its own unique way.
With the Ford Driving School attraction, children will be able to get the chance to drive their own vehicles at a maximum of 3 mph and experience fun while learning about responsibility when it comes to driving. LEGOLAND Florida opened in October 15 and is targeted at kids with ages 2 to 12 years old. This theme park offers about 50 attractions, rides, and shows that are mainly family-focused. It even has a historical botanical garden.
The exhibits displayed in the park took at least 50 million LEGO bricks and then divided to 10 different entertainment themed zones for the kids. The different attractions ensure that kids are able to experience various adventures like getting behind the wheel and be able to learn how to drive. In terms of size, this theme park is the second largest in the U.S. and the fifth in the world.