LEGO Systems Inc. has been developing toys for over 27 years in the US that have sparked children's creativity and imagination. This summer, the LEGO Company has taken another creative leap by selecting Kenworth Truck Company's T2000 to launch the LEGO Life on Mars Encounter Truck Tour.
The four-month truck tour is a traveling, hands-on exhibit that lets children learn about space and Mars through displays and space artifacts. The tour is journeying to more than a dozen science museums across the US and Canada. An orange Kenworth T2000, piloted by pilot Frank Castillo, pulls a 48-foot trailer that is designed to look like a futuristic, high-tech space habitat.
"The T2000 is a sleek-looking vehicle that was the coolest truck out there and sure to impress the young kids attending our Life on Mars Encounter tour," said David Meehan, director of shows and events for Enfield, CT-based LEGO Systems Inc.
At each stop, the T2000 gets so many visitors it could be confused with the other futuristic exhibits in the show, Castillo said.
Tour stops include Hartford, Boston, New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis-St Paul, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Cape Canaveral, FL.