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LEGOLAND Florida and Ford have released a video which shows the construction of a full-size Ford Explorer, made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks.

Some 380,000 bricks were used to create the Explorer, which will sit in front of the Ford Driving School attraction at the park when it opens on October 15, 2011. A team of 22 designers built the model car, spending some 2,500 hours on the process. It weights some 2,654 pounds and is supported by a 768-pound aluminium base. The construction process can be seen in the time-lapse video below:

Two versions of the Ford Driving School will be hosted at LEGOLAND Florida. The first will be aimed children aged 3-5, with the other being targeted at children aged 6-12. In both attractions, the kids first watch an instructional video on driving skills and safety, before being set loose in small electric vehicles with a top speed of 3 miles per hour.

You can find details of the lands that will make up the new park in Theme Park Tourist's recent overview over LEGOLAND Florida's attractions.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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