Land Rover’s all-new Discovery made its
world debut last night in a dramatic reveal that saw the vehicle drive
across a giant, 13-metre LEGO model of Tower Bridge. The Discovery is
Land Rover’s most versatile model yet and is being hailed as the
ultimate family SUV.
The replica of London’s iconic Tower Bridge was comprised of over
5,805,846 individual LEGO bricks. Built by a team of master LEGO
builders, the replica, complete with working drawbridge, was built over a
period of 150 days.
The reveal moment saw the New Discovery manoeuvre across the giant
structure with Ben Ainslie behind the wheel. It was followed by a
life-size replica of the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing boat, piloted by
Olympic legend and BAR Team Principal Sir Ben Ainslie, alongside his
crewmates. In the same style as Tower Bridge, the replica boat was
constructed entirely from LEGO, with 186,500 bricks being used in its
The model of Tower Bridge was flanked by two LEGO ‘Discovery Zones’ – an
Equestrian Zone, hosted by Zara Phillips, and an Adventure Zone, headed
up by international explorer Bear Grylls.
The Equestrian Zone saw British rider Zara surrounded by a LEGO
interpretation of the British countryside, whilst the Adventure Zone
featured a rendition of the British mountain landscape alongside LEGO
models of the Scouts, an organisation close to Bear’s heart and which in
which he holds the position of Chief Scout.