That’s right, a Ford Explorer built entirely of Lego pieces.

Created to mark the launch of Ford’s latest Explorer SUV (and the upcoming opening of the world’s largest Lego theme park), the model was constructed by a Connecticut-based team of 22 master builders, a task which took some 2,500 hours. In its finished state, it weighs over 2,600 pounds, more than half as much as the real car.

Not something for the weekend warrior to build  since this thing uses about 380,000 bricks, and if you factor in approximately ten cents per brick – that’s about $40,000!

If you want to see this architectural wonder, head for Legoland’s new 150-acre theme park in Orlando, Florida, which opens on October 15.

[via Yahoo]