How many people can say they’ve take a ride in a Star Wars pedicab? Probably not many, but that could change after today. LEGO is giving fans the ride of a lifetime in the Millennium Falcon inspired LEGO pedicab. You read that correctly, and yes it’s a mouthful.

LEGO PedicabWhat’s happening:

  • LEGO builders have designed and assembled (using the Force) a life size working pedicab made out of LEGO bricks.
  • The pedicab is taking to the streets of Manhattan in celebration of Star Wars Day on Friday, May 4th.
  • Fans can climb aboard the Millennium Falcon inspired pedicab for a free ride around Bryant Park.
  • First come-first served rides will take-off and drop-off on 6th Avenue between 40th Street and 41st Street looping around Bryant Park.
  • A limited number of rides 10-minute rides available throughout the day from 9:00am-7:00pm.
  • Chewbacca will also be nearby to meet, greet, and pose for photos with padawans, apprentices, and masters alike.
  • LEGO is also promoting the Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change campaign. They’re encouraging fans to take and post pictures on social media with the #RoarForChange.

Fun facts about the LEGO pedicab:

  • The “fully operational” pedicab was made using 20,300 bricks.
  • This project consisted of 396 hours of design and build time—that’s a total of 16.5 days!
  • Check out building process in this speed-build video (there is no sound):

Happenings across the galaxy:

 
 

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