LEGO Master Builders construct fully-functional Millennium Falcon pedicab for May the Fourth
It's May the Fourth, so you know everyone is all about Star Wars today. Whether you're watching one (or all) of the movies, reading a Star Wars comic (Jody Houser's Thrawn adaptation has been excellent, for the record), or just waiting for Solo: A Star Wars Story to release in a few weeks, take some time and celebrate one of the most beloved film franchises of all time with your fellow fans.
If you're in New York City, be sure to head to Bryant Park today for the chance to ride around on a LEGO Millennium Falcon pedicab. The result of over 20,300 bricks and 396 man-hours, the fully-functioning pedicab is available for fans to admire and a hitch a quick ride. LEGO's Master Builders have joined forces with Force for Change to create this unique opportunity, so check out the release below for details on this good cause.
THE LEGO GROUP TAKES FLIGHT – FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LEGO® BRICK MILLENNIUM FALCON PEDICAB TAKES TO THE STREETS OF MANHATTAN IN CELEBRATION OF STAR WARS™ MAY THE 4th
OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE RIDES AROUND BRYANT PARK AND A CHEWBACCA™ MEET-AND GREET
WHAT: To celebrate the famed Star Wars™ holiday, May the 4th and the anticipated film, Solo: A Star Wars Story™, the first-ever rideable LEGO® Millennium Falcon will hits the streets of Manhattan. Measuring nine feet long and six feet wide, the rideable LEGO Millennium™ Falcon pedicab will give fans a chance to hop on board the roving starship in celebration of Star Wars Day and meet Han Solo's™ co-pilot, Chewbacca™ who will be available for photo opportunities.
After 396 hours of design and build time and made from 20,300 bricks, this one-of-a-kind LEGO pedicab will make its public debut in New York City encouraging fans to snap and post photos of the massive model using the hashtags #LEGOStarWars and #RoarForChange to drive charitable donations. Roar for Change is a global challenge from Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change that supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world. Between May 3 – 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Change will donation $1 to UNICEF for each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange.
WHERE: First come-first served rides will take-off and drop-off on 6th Avenue between 40th Street and 41st Street looping around Bryant Park
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 9:00am-7:00pm with 10-minute rides available throughout the day