The upcoming LEGOLAND Florida theme park has received 32 life-size LEGO models to be featured in the park as part of the first of 50 such shipments. The models were made by hand in Europe for LEGOLAND and include a 40,000+ brick blacksmith for Castle Hill, a shark’s head for Skipper School and Merlin the wizard for inside the Castle. Also of note is an audibly snoring grandpa, similar to the model found at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney LEGO Store.
Here’s a video look at the models arriving to the park, along with a few words about them from Kristi Klein, LEGOLAND Master Model Builder:
It took two weeks for the models to arrive aboard a shipping container bound for Florida, each carefully wrapped to safely complete the journey.
The LEGO models will be featured throughout the park once it opens in October 2011 in Winter Haven, Fla. Once complete, LEGOLAND Florida will feature more than 30 million LEGO bricks within the 150-acre Park, cared for by a staff of six model builders and designers.