LEGOLAND California debuts a full-size lego Ferrari F40

Arushi Sakhuja 
Ever dreamed of driving a Ferrari and customizing it to your liking? This is as close as it gets to a real-life experience. The Legoland California resort has opened its latest (and biggest) tourist attraction — the LEGO Ferrari Build and Race, with a full-size LEGO Ferrari F40 on May 12. 
Ferrari F40 Race and Build
Photo Courtesy: Ferrari
The car is of the same iconic hue associated with the brand — bright red. The masterpiece is built using 3,58,000 pieces of Lego. It is 14 feet in length, more than six feet wide and four feet tall with a wheelbase of eight feet. It took a team of designers and builders more than 11 months to build and conceptualise, 1,800 hours to develop the design and an additional 1,900 hours to build the high-performance ultra-luxury sports car in its famous Ferrari red. While the real 1988 F40 took a spartan approach to construction, the LEGO version is similar in size to the real thing. 

Fun Fact: The original Ferrari F40 was built in 1987 to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last new car presentation attended by Enzo Ferrari before his death. The light chassis, coupled with a twin-turbo V8 engine projected the two-seater Berlinetta from 0-100 km/hr in 4.1 seconds and on to 324 km/hr, a speed unheard of for a production car at the time.
Ferrari F40 Race and Build
Photo Courtesy: LEGOLAND California/ Instagram
Ferrari F40 Race and Build
Photo Courtesy: LEGOLAND California/ Instagram
Ferrari F40 Race and Build
Photo Courtesy: LEGOLAND California/ Instagram
Being the centre of attraction, the car sits in the middle of three interactive zones that allow guests to build, test and then race their own Lego Ferrari⁠. Fusing art, design and AI, the LEGO Ferrari is a fully customizable experience using cutting-edge digital technology that gives guests the unique opportunity to modify their own engines, tires, license plate, power and aerodynamics. 

 

Ferrari F40 Race and Build
Photo Courtesy: Ferrari
Once the car is customized to the liking of the guest, it is digitally scanned and the guest can begin the experience of virtual racing, including the opportunity to set the fastest time at Ferrari’s own Fiorano circuit at Maranello.
To book visit: https://www.legoland.com/california/things-to-do/theme-park/rides/lego-ferrari-build-race/ 

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