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Just in Time for Ford’s Return to Le Mans, A Huge LEGO Ford GT Race Car Appears

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The Ford GT race car is back…in LEGO form!

This weekend marks the long-anticipated return of the Ford GT to the Circuit de la Sarthe, and while it took years and years for Ford to put together the effort necessary to field four cars for the pursuit of Le Mans glory, the time it took to build a LEGO version of the Ford GT race car that will compete this weekend was pretty significant in its own right.

The one-third scale representation of the No. 66 Le Mans Ford GT will be on display this weekend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to Ford, this masterwork required approximately three weeks and 40,000 bricks to be brought to fruition. Odds are fairly good that it would take a particularly motivated child only about two minutes to completely dismantle it, though.

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The new LEGO No. 66 Ford GT race car will be accompanied by an equally-impressive LEGO rendering of the No. 2 Ford GT40 Mk. II that drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon piloted to Le Mans victory in Ford’s fabled 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ford will be running four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs at Le Mans this weekend—the No. 66 and No. 67 cars from the FIA World Endurance Championship and the No. 68 and No. 69 from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The four vehicle numbers pay homage to Ford’s four-year winning streak at Le Mans from 1966-69.

For Xbox One owners looking for a bit more interactive play, the No. 66 Ford GT race car is available to download for free in Forza Motorsport 6.

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