The second largest US automaker has a special connection with the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race and what better way to describe it than have the all new GT supercar recreated using LEGO bricks?
During the 84thedition of the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race that takes place at the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe in France you’ll have lots of action if you’re among the lucky ones to have a ticket. And if you’re also a Ford fan you shouldn’t miss the Blue Oval company’s return at the event with its new GT racer. There will also be a Lego version of the race car, constructed during three weeks out of no less than 40,000 bricks. The GT Lego is a third in size compared to the real vehicle, but wears the same #66 race number as the actual car and comes with crucial reference highlights – such as the green wing mirrors and screen top visor.
It won’t be alone to share the spotlight because the Lego artists have also crafted a Lego-made classic GT40 to bring us down the memory lane to the time of the 1-2-3 victory half a century ago. Of course, the real deal happens on the track, where four GT racers are trying to recreate the magic, manned by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the #66 and #67 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA #68 and #69. As you may remember, the track GT has been developed and engineered right alongside the street-legal version, which has been capped at just 500 units – already there were 6,506 applicants for the model before Ford seemingly pulled the plug on the process.