Ford has created a full-size replica of the company's new Explorer crafted from Lego bricks. The sculpture was created by 22 designers over the course of 2,500 hours. All told, there are 380,000 individual bricks at work, weighing in at a hefty 2,654 pounds, and a 768-pound aluminum platform supports the creation.
We've walked through many auto show displays over the years, and while we can appreciate all the hard work that goes into making them happen, we rarely reflect on it. Having said that, it isn't often that we come across a display that is as impressive as the temporary one built by Audi for the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. And when we say "built," we're talking about a ground-up structure that is as attractive as it is massive. If it wasn't clear before you watched the video, it should be afterward
Whether you're driving an F1 car or riding a superbike, getting around any racing circuit this side of the Nürburgring Nordschleife is a rather rapid affair. Which is more than we could say for building one – that bit takes some time. Together with the cash it takes to finance such a venture, that goes some way towards explaining why you don't see it happening every day. But that's what's going on as we speak in Austin, Texas.