Le Mans weekend brings new Ford GT made of Lego bricks, as well as the classic GT40 image

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.

LEGO Ford GT Race Car Goes on Display in Le Mans

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.