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The 18th and 19th of June represent the 84th instalment of the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race. This event which takes place in a small town just outside of Paris whicj is usually sleepy and quiet, but for this weekend, thousands gather in order to watch the top car companies battle for endurance and performance supremacy. The event is so big that even Brad Pitt and Jackie Chan turned up to watch this year. As an annual event Le Mans is special for many, but this year represents more to the American company Ford than most.

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This year represents the 50th anniversary of Ford’s triumphant 1-2-3 victories, as well as its long awaited return to the competition. So, in order to mark this celebration, Ford commissioned a professional Lego builder to create a one third scale model of the GT car which will be racing. But not only was the GT model built, but also the GT40, which took the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots 50 years ago.

Taking almost three weeks and 40,000 blocks to build, the two Ford vehicles look fantastic. The builder, using computer technology as a guide, even built the switches, advertising stickers and badges all from Lego blocks.  The one to three scale models will be on display at the Circuit de la Sarthe, in France as a tribute to Ford and the historic 24 hour endurance race.

We hope that Ford do very well on this monumental occasion, although it will be extremely difficult considering the amount of time that the blue oval has not competed in the race. Either way, it is an interesting way to celebrate 50 years, and hopefully many more companies will start to do quirky little bits like this to celebrate their past achievements.

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