Legoland California GM finds car replaced with Lego version

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Some fun-loving employees at Legoland California distracted the amusement park's general manager Monday morning long enough to replace his blue Volvo with a nearly identical model made from 200,000 Lego bricks. The general manager, Peter Ronchetti, discovered the switch when he walked out of his office building to go to lunch, said a park spokeswoman who watched and photographed the prank.

Read more from The North County Times.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:43 PM
Vater's avatar

That is absolutely awesome. What a crazy amount of work for such a short prank.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:46 PM
Jerry's avatar

did they make that on the clock tho? :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:46 PM
Jeff's avatar

Not really... the article says they normally have the Lego car parked in the main lot.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:06 PM
rollergator's avatar

Saw that when Legoland put it on their FB page the other day...very cool prank!

(Yes, I'm a friend of Legoland....but for some reason, not yet a friend of Jerry's)... ;~)

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:06 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 4:06 PM
Vater's avatar

Oh. Guess it pays to read the full article. Still cool though.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 4:10 PM
Jerry's avatar

You all are not my friend... Don't forget that! ha.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 4:13 PM
LostKause's avatar

I'm your friend, Jay - Err Jerry.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:40 PM

This is awesome. Love it.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:37 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I've seen a Lego car before. I forget where though.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 12:16 PM
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This was staged by marketing to go viral. The car is normally in the park near the car attractions. Volvo is a major sponsor.

Last edited by janfrederick, Friday, June 24, 2011 12:16 PM
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Friday, June 24, 2011 12:45 PM
LostKause's avatar

Most everything is staged these days.

Friday, June 24, 2011 1:01 PM

I think your comment was staged;)

Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:40 PM

Who cares if it was staged? It's still an awesome prank. :)

They had the means, and with the Lego car in the shop for a refresh, they had the opportunity. Who cares if Marketing provided the motive?

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Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:57 AM
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RideMan said:
Who cares if it was staged? Who cares if Marketing provided the motive?

You know how silly and fake reality TV is?

Real life is getting just as bad. ;)


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