SOFI STADIUM “TOUCHES DOWN” AT LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT’S MINILAND U.S.A.
- Thursday February 3rd 2022
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- The first LEGO® model to be added to Miniland U.S.A. in two years, SoFi Stadium will be the largest LEGO stadium in the world and is on track to break the current Guinness World Record
- It will take a team of 25 Model Builders more than 6,000 hours and more than 500,000 LEGO® bricks to complete the final model before it’s installed this spring
- Addition of SoFi Stadium “kicks off” expansion of Southern California section of Miniland U.S.A., with more exciting models to debut this year
CARLSBAD, CA. (February 3, 2022) – Just one month after Super Bowl LVI is held at SoFi Stadium, a 1:50 scale LEGO® model inspired by the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed will make its debut in Miniland U.S.A. at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The LEGO stadium structure will join other top Southern California attractions featured in LEGO form, including the Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood Bowl and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
At more than 30 feet long, 15 feet wide and over 4 feet tall, the new SoFi Stadium is expected to be the largest LEGO® stadium in the world. It’s on track to break the Guinness World Record for the largest LEGO® brick sculpture of a stadium, which is currently held by LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort for a replica of Munich’s Allianz Arena. Football fans will undoubtedly appreciate the extreme attention to detail that went into creating the final LEGO SoFi Stadium model; for instance, the NFL game that’s played on the field in Miniland is inspired and reflects the Los Angeles Rams’ starting offensive roster! Families may even see a concert or two being held at the stadium, to highlight the talented artists who are scheduled to perform at SoFi Stadium throughout the year.
“SoFi Stadium is an architectural marvel and is considered one of the most innovative NFL stadiums in the entire league, making it an obvious choice for our first addition in the expanded Southern California region of Miniland U.S.A.,” said President of LEGOLAND California Resort Kurt Stocks. “The anticipation of Super Bowl LVI taking place at the life-sized SoFi Stadium in February makes this build even more special for us.”
It will take a team of 25 dedicated Master Model Builders more than 6,000 hours and more than 500,000 LEGO® bricks to complete the final model of SoFi Stadium before it’s installed this spring. SoFi Stadium is the first installation in a series of additions to the Southern California section of Miniland U.S.A., with more LEGO model highlights to be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to exploring Miniland U.S.A., families can enjoy LEGOLAND California’s nine other themed lands, including the new The LEGO® Movie™ World, by booking a Vacation Package, starting at $160 per person. LEGOLAND Vacations include a stay at a LEGOLAND Vacations Hotel (nearby partner hotels) and two-day LEGOLAND Park tickets. Guests can also purchase single-day tickets (starting at $89.99 per person) or annual passes (starting at $179.99 per person) with or without a hotel stay.
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About LEGOLAND California Resort
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new The LEGO MOVIE WORLD based on the blockbuster films The LEGO® Movie™ and The LEGO® Movie™ 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses guests into the LEGO® Movie universe and places them onto the streets of Bricksburg. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River plus Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of CHIMA Water Park comprising 10 acres of water fun! The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO™! North America’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel features 250 rooms, fully themed as Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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