Can you believe there are people who get paid to build things out of LEGO® bricks?
Believe it. LEGO Master Model Builders Pete, Dave, Colin, Greg, Nate, Sam and TJ are currently assembling the life-size replica of the “1964½” Ford Mustang at the U.S. headquarters of The LEGO Group in Enfield, Conn. Here’s an exclusive peek at the team inside the model shop:
The team of veteran Master Model Builders creating #BrickPony have more than three decades of experience building dazzling models out of millions of LEGO bricks.
Led by Pete, a LEGO veteran, Team #BrickPony is making swift, brick-by-brick progress on the giant model, which is set to arrive at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this fall, where it will go on permanent display outside the Ford Driving School attraction sponsored by Southern Ford Dealers. Altogether, the talented team has more than 30 years of building experience — that’s a lot of bricks!
Designed by LEGO Master Model Builders using special software, the giant model is assembled from the bottom up in layers, just like an ordinary LEGO set. Large DUPLO® bricks are used for support in the model’s unseen interior.
According to Dale, the build’s senior project manager, while creating a LEGO car may not resemble the way they’re built in Detroit, the process is remarkably similar to assembling a typical LEGO set.
“We are building it like you would at home — one brick and one layer at a time, starting from the bottom,” he said.
LEGO Master Model Builder Sam is part of the seven-person team building the life-size Ford Mustang brick by brick, layer by layer.
Check out Sam, shown here working on layer No. 63 out of the 165 layers it will take to create the Mustang. When complete, the finished model will measure more than 15 feet long, nearly 6 feet wide and more than 4 feet tall.
How many LEGO bricks will it take to build this American classic? We’re not saying — yet. Leave a reply with your best guess!
Less than three weeks remain before #BrickPony debuts at a special four-day event in Indianapolis. You can follow its travels here on our blog and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.