This week, LEGOLAND Florida unveiled a life-size replica of the new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck made from more than 320,000 LEGO bricks. This full-scale F-150 even has working headlights and taillights.
The electric van was made entirely from LEGO bricks, took nearly 1,600 hours to build, and is now on display at the theme park, where Ford is the official automotive partner. It’s pretty impressive, although we wish it worked like last year’s LEGO Toyota Supra.
The 1:1 model replica is modeled after the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat crew cab, featuring a full-size pickup truck, running boards, beautiful wheels and tires, along with working headlights and taillights.
A team of 15 LEGO Master Builders spent over 1,600 hours assembling 320,000 LEGO bricks to complete this full-size vehicle. The result is a LEGO truck nearly 19 feet long, seven feet wide and weighing 3,730 pounds.
The LEGO version is quite heavy, considering the actual version of this truck weighs around 6,500 pounds, but it has huge battery packs and electric motors that allow it to go from 0 to 60 MPH in under four seconds.
It appears that the team used computer software to help manage all the curves and contours of the truck. Fortunately, most of this incredible work of art was made from existing LEGO bricks, which is saying something. It’s pretty cool to see the headlights on in the video above.
The life-size LEGO replica of the Ford F-150 Lightning will be on permanent display at LEGOLAND Florida across from the Ford Driving School.