The LEGO Car Prank Swaps a Manager's Car With a Life-Sized LEGO Model

 - Jun 26, 2011
References: cbsnews & buzzfeed
This LEGO car prank is certainly one for the books! The staff at LEGOLAND California pulled the old bait-and-switch on the general manager of the park and replaced his Volvo XC60 with a life-sized model of the car made entirely of the building blocks.

The Volvo replica was constructed from 201,076 LEGO bricks and weighed 2,934 pounds, according to the Los Angeles Times. The manager, Peter Rochetti, maintained a good sense of humor upon the discovery of his missing car, and we don't blame him, as a giant car made of LEGO is every kid's dream. (So is being the general manager of LEGOLAND!)

Implications - Pranks have always been a kind-spirited form of humor that adults and children engage in from time to time. Pranks such as these that incorporate massive corporations and receive massive media coverage excite consumers about the company, as laughter and humor are powerful forces that drive consumerism.