The Lego Movie Experience opens at Legoland California
Everything is awesome for Lego these days, as The Lego Movie
cruises past US$200 million in international box office in just two weeks, while earning a 97% "Fresh" rating from Top Critics on RottenTomatoes.com, a score that beats all of the Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature this year. (The Lego Movie
will be eligible for next year's Oscars.)
So, of course, Legoland needs to get in on the action. We've been talking on the Theme Park Insider Discussion Board about how Legoland could use The Lego Movie in a dark ride, but those attractions can take years to develop. In the meantime, Legoland California is offering movie fans The Lego Movie Experience a walk-through exhibit of "sets" from the movie, re-created in 3 million Lego bricks. The attraction opened today at the Carlsbad park, with some special guests.
Emmet meets a fan at today's opening Actor Jadon Sand, who played Finn, was there, too. Inside Legoland California's The Lego Movie Experience. Photos courtesy Legoland
The exhibit includes 116 buildings, 165 vehicles, 61 micro managers, 15 spaceships, and 3 dragons, as well as 1,423 minifigures, according to the park. Here's a video of today's opening:
The Lego Movie Experience is now open in the park's Explore Village land, near the Water Works.
I don't think Legoland's ever had a line that long. Given that the last new addition in Florida was based on a mildly successful tv series, I can see this as a placeholder while park operators work on a way to capitalize the massive success of the new movie.
The part that blows my mind is that they built a whole section in Legoland Florida about Chima (a TV show, for pete's sake), but they did 1/15th the effort for the movie. Way to be timely and relevant there.
Warner Bros. just
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