Check out the new LEGO® Hero Factory located at the Imagination Zone to visit the place where real heroes are built! In this next generation LEGO story, heroes are designed, equipped and built depending on specific missions that beam in from across the galaxy and across time. They are dispatched in hero pods to defeat evil and take on a variety of missions.
Now you can join the fun by building and creating your own heroes! And, don't miss the opportunity to meet and greet with LEGO Hero Factory's bravest leader, Preston Stormer (actual appearance times may vary). For more information, visit herofactory.LEGO.com
Seeds have been planted for a brand new partnership at LEGOLAND® Florida that will bring a new adventure to the park. On March 29, 2012, we'll harvest all the excitement as the all-new Fresh From Florida Greenhouse tour opens. The new attraction will showcase the who, what, where, how and why of “farm to table” agriculture along through an interactive learning experience.
Families can get nose to nose with a variety of Florida fruits and vegetables – strawberries, corn, tomatoes – and learn how they’re grown, harvested, cleaned and eventually eaten in freshly prepared meals. The Greenhouse is the result of a partnership with Fresh From Florida, an initiative of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
We would like to welcome everyone who wants to come have an adventure at LEGOLAND® Florida during spring break. We're so excited that we couldn't wait to share the good news: LEGOLAND Florida has extended operating hours from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm starting this Saturday March 10th and continuing to April 14th, 2012. Parking opens one hour prior to park opening. Attached is our 2012 calendar with updated operating hours for the rest of the year or see our hours on our website.
Arrive early and get ready to explore!
A Day in the Life of Jeremy Mini-"Lin"-der: What the Knicks Star would be doing if he didn't have All-Star plans this weekend.
Those with sharp eyes might also spot a cameo appearance by one extremely tall player from the Orlando Magic.
LEGOLAND® Florida is the home of Miniland USA. A crowd favorite, Miniland USA has seven themed areas, including New York City - home to the Knicks, each recreated out of LEGO® bricks and home to hundreds of Minilanders.
This Thursday, February 23rd, come to LEGOLAND® Florida to visit with local firefighters and learn about fire safety at "The Big Test" in LEGO® City. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will join LEGOLAND Florida as the official partner of "The Big Test", an acrobatic, comedy show in which a cast of real characters goes through a series of hysterical antics as they try to become firefighters.
Arrive early as the Winter Haven Fire Department will have an active fire truck in the LEGOLAND Florida parking lot with local firefighters and NFPA staff on hand to answer questions. Then, thirty minutes prior to each showing of "The Big Test" there will be four interactive stations open in LEGO City where park guests can learn fire safety from local firefighters and NFPA representative.
We invite you to join us at the 12:45pm performance of "The Big Test" where the official partnership announcement will be made.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the LEGOLAND® Florida February Junior Master Model Builder Competition: (left to right) ages 9 & Under - Tommy C. with "Big Head", ages 10-15 - Caleb W. with "Double gun", and ages 16 & up - Aris B. with "Phoenix."
You can join us each month for the JMMB competition, on the second full weekend of the month. Check our event calendar for more details. Our March competition will be Ninjago themed.
Can’t wait to show off your creativity? Get ready for Family Day with LEGOLAND Florida at Elder Ford of Tampa. Use your imagination and create the ‘next’ Ford model made of LEGO bricks! Bring your creation on March 3rd to the event for your chance to win LEGOLAND Florida Annual Passes and more!
A panel of celebrity judges including a LEGO® Model Master Builder will pick the winners at the event. See our Facebook event page for more details.
Thank you to all the JMMB participants. We had so many great entries in February it was hard to pick just three.
Hey all you LEGOLAND® Florida fans, we’ve got the news you all have been waiting for LEGOLAND Florida opens October 15, 2011.
We can’t wait for you to visit the park this fall, where you and your family and friends will enjoy an unforgettable adventure exploring the all-new 150-acre park designed specifically for families with children ages 2 to 12 (and of course, all fans of LEGO®). This park will be the largest LEGOLAND park in the world with more than 50 family rides, shows and interactive attractions, restaurants, shopping and beautiful botanical gardens.
As we’re sure you can figure out, we have a lot to share with you, so be sure to stay connected with us for all the latest news on LEGOLAND Florida. We’ll keep you posted on the park’s continuous construction progress, latest park news, tips, facts and let you know what our Model Builders are up to.
We’ve got more than 50 million LEGO bricks going into the park, so you can bet we’ve got a lot to share! In the meantime, be sure to Like us on Facebook.com/LEGOLANDFlorida and follow us on Twitter @LEGOLANDFlorida. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit us at www.LEGOLAND.com.
On January 14 we received delivery of 32 LEGO® models for LEGOLAND® Florida. The first of 50 shipments, the container housed life-size models that were made by hand, in Europe, especially for LEGOLAND and will be featured throughout the park once open this October. Models include a more than 40,000 brick blacksmith for Castle Hill, a shark’s head for Skipper School and Merlin the wizard for inside the Castle. Once complete, LEGOLAND Florida will have more than 30 million LEGO bricks over the 150-acre Park, all cared after by a staff of six model builders and designers. Since the park is designed specifically for families with children ages 2-12, some of the models even have humorous features such as an audibly snoring grandpa, that will surely delight every visitor.
Each model was painstakingly wrapped to preserve the precious contents before being loaded for a two week journey on a shipping container ship-bound for Florida.
Here at the LEGOLAND® Florida construction site, we're preventing 18,000 tons of concrete slab from entering Florida’s landfills by crushing the existing sidewalks and foundation into stones and powder. We contracted with an outside company to operate a 15 ton machine to “chew up” concrete and sort it into several different sized bits. Once crushed, the gravel will be re-used in the Park as a base layer for the new sidewalks thorough Central Florida’s newest full-day family theme park.
Other ways we're is reusing assets is with tree restoration and relocation. 660 oaks and palm trees from the former adventure park area have been moved to an alternate location for the duration of construction. Once the diggers and back-hoes have completed their job, the trees will be relocated to their new home in LEGOLAND.