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 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:
- Acme Archives and Dark Ink have curated some amazing pieces of Star Wars artwork. They’re debuting several new prints and having a 20% off sale on both websites today only.
- Take the Roar For Change challenge seriously by adding some awesome Chewbacca merchandise to your posts. Rrraawwwrrr!
- Gamers are in for a treat as Star Wars offers discounts and freebies for games across several platforms.
- Check out our live blog throughout the day for updates on everything Star Wars.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets are now on sale. The film flies into theaters on May 25th.