A Little Something for the Parents: Inside Jokes at Legoland

Legoland California: The park's Miniland offers quite a few details for the grown-ups... if they take the time to look.

From David Klawe
Posted March 16, 2004 at 12:26 PM
The following article was featured on the front page (below the fold) of Sunday's San Diego Union-Tribune...


Let me give you the first couple of paragraphs, just so you can see the tone of the article (you need to read the entire thing!)

>>Hidden in a miniature Washington, D.C., at Legoland California, among thousands of characters living frozen lives, a businessman moons a presidential motorcade. Nearby, in a Lego replica of New York City, a man does his laundry in the nude. And at a New England harbor, beneath an overturned rowboat, two pairs of legs tangle suggestively.

Such adult-themed vignettes, played out in tiny plastic bricks, are a secret diversion at the Carlsbad theme park, where "master builders" make a sport of putting risque scenes into G-rated landscapes.

"It's definitely on the sly," said Bill Vollbrecht, a former master builder who recently left his job at Legoland.<<

There is a LOT more, click on the link, and get a good laugh....

From Robert Niles
Posted March 16, 2004 at 12:31 PM
Yet another reason why I love this park.

I've noticed before a few details such as the ones mentioned in this article. And they've always made me laugh or chuckle. Nothing at Legoland is done in a prurient manner. But the master builders have filled the park with tongue-in-cheek details. Some, the kids will get (such as Prince Charming's cell phone -- which just *kills* my kids) and others are for the grown-ups.

Legoland's not best appreciated by people who aren't willing to endure a little sarcasm in their lives, anyway. They should stick to the earnestly innocent Magic Kingdom instead.

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