The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

A Fantasy rolling out …

A Lego set is a child’s plaything, but I have observed adults, too, patiently spending hours, and enjoying putting together the little, precisely moulded, bricks to form various shapes – houses, cars, animals, bridges, etc.

Which is why I was fascinated when I read that Lego bricks have been used to put together to form a replica of a full size Ford Explorer SUV that will be transported to Orlando, Florida in time for the opening of the new Legoland.

The red Lego-Explorer took 22 designers 2,500 hours to build, weighs about 1,200 kg (more than half of the real car), and is supported by a 350 kg interior aluminum base.

It took 380,000 bricks to build the Lego-Explorer which would, at current cost of Lego sets, work out to almost US$ 40,000, more than the price one would, perhaps, pay for an actual Ford Explorer.

As it travels in a trailer with transparent sides from Ford’s Chicago assembly plant to Orlando in tme for the park’s opening on 15th October 2011 , there will be thousands of curious eyes following this amazing creation.

Child’s play? Perhaps, not. But, it is certainly something that brings out the child in an adult.



October 3, 2011 - Posted by | About this and that, Human Behavior | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. True
    If we live like a child, life will be amazing.


    Comment by Revathy Venkatratnam | October 4, 2011 | Reply

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