Category Archives: Events

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s #BrickPony rolling to Mustang Club of America’s 40th anniversary event in Indianapolis

Weighing in at 1,712 pounds and measuring more than 15 feet long, nearly 6 feet wide and more than 4 feet tall, #BrickPony is on its way to dazzle attendees during Mustang Club of America’s 40th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

#BrickPony

Look for this colorful trailer hauling the life-size “1964½” Ford Mustang made out of thousands of LEGO bricks.

Keep an eye out for the colorful truck and trailer carrying the life-size LEGO® replica of the “1964½” Ford Mustang as it rolls from Connecticut to Indiana. If you spot it, snap a photo and share it with hashtag #BrickPony!

Breaking records is awesome! So check back here next week for an exclusive report from “The Brickyard,” where #BrickPony will lead a huge parade of ‘stangs representing more than 50 years of the Ford Mustang in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record on Friday, Sept. 2.

#BrickPony

#BrickPony was created in association with longtime LEGOLAND Florida Resort sponsor Southern Ford Dealers, which also helped arrange its eye-catching transportation.

You can check out the 1:1 model of the classic car Sept. 1-4 during the anniversary festivities. Plus, stop by our booth to guess the number of LEGO bricks used to build the model for a chance to win a trip to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and help us create a giant LEGO mural honoring the American icon.

Follow #BrickPony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out where it will appear next before coming home to LEGOLAND Florida Resort this fall outside the Ford Driving School attraction.

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Help us ‘fill the bus’ Aug. 19-21 with school supplies for Polk County students

It’s back-to-school time for local students, but not every child begins the year with the items they need to succeed. This month, we’re asking brick fans to help us support our community by donating school supplies.

IMG_8049Items will be distributed to elementary and middle-school students in the Polk County School Board’s homeless education program.  The HEARTH Project and Polk County Public Schools work to ensure that homeless children throughout the county have equal opportunities for educational success.

On Aug. 19-21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., LEGOLAND® Model Citizens will accept donations at one of our colorfully decorated shuttle buses near the archway as you enter the park. Help us “fill the bus” with items for needy students!

 

All supplies are welcome, but these are the items needed most:

IMG_8087

  • Full-size spiral notebooks
  • Composition notebooks
  • Calculators
  • Pocket folders (with brads)
  • Pencils (minimum 12-pack)
  • Pens (blue, black and red packs)
  • Markers (minimum 12-pack)
  • Crayons (minimum 12-pack)
  • Colored pencils (minimum 12-pack)
  • Highlighters (assorted packs)
  • Rulers
  • Blunt-tip school scissors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Large pink erasers
  • Glue sticks (minimum 2-pack)

Everyone who donates 10 items or more from the most-needed list will receive a LEGO® NINJAGO® Sky Pirate building toy with exclusive Minifigure (subject to change while supplies last). NINJAGOGiveaway

The drive is part of a global campaign called Being a Force for Good by Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and represents the latest in a long line of LEGOLAND efforts to support the community and its children. Our goal is to collect at least 7,000 school supplies during the donation period.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days takes kids to a galaxy far, far away Sept. 10-11

The Force is strong with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort as the anticipation builds for LEGO® Star Wars™ Days presented by LEGO Club.  This must-see event is happening for two days only on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2015) -- The Force grew stronger at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on the first day of the new LEGO® Club Weekend featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display. The event, which continues tomorrow, attracted fans of all ages dressed as their favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, and the best of the bunch were awarded LEGO® Star Wars™ prizes. (Photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Merlin Entertainments Group)

Strike a pose with Darth Maul, if you dare!

LEGO Darth Vader

Meet LEGO Darth Vader during LEGO Star Wars™ Days. Just don’t make him mad.

In MINILAND USA, kids will discover some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars™ saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks, including displays inspired by “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” plus giant LEGO models of Darth Vader, Darth Maul and R2-D2.

You’re invited to #BuildTheForce with fun Star Wars™ activities throughout the theme park, including a hands-on opportunity to create a large mural out of thousands of LEGO bricks, meet-and-greets with LEGO Darth Vader, a Yoda-themed scavenger hunt and photo ops with members of the 501st Legion, a global organization of costumed Star Wars™ fans.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2015) -- The Force grew stronger at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on the first day of the new LEGO® Club Weekend featuring LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display. The event, which continues tomorrow, attracted fans of all ages dressed as their favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, and the best of the bunch were awarded LEGO® Star Wars™ prizes. (Photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Merlin Entertainments Group)

Dress the part and show the world which LEGO® Star Wars™ character you think is best.

Want to learn from the pros? Our Master Model Builders will host a Q&A session to discuss their work and offer LEGO building tips.  Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite LEGO Star Wars™ characters and take part in a colorful parade for a chance to win a LEGO Star Wars™ prize.

All activities during LEGO Star Wars™ Days will take place both event dates and are included with park admission. No extra ticket or Jedi mind tricks required!  LEGO Star Wars™ Days is the only LEGO Star Wars™ theme park event in Central Florida.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Your last chance to stay up late at LEGOLAND® Night Lights is this weekend

Don’t let summer come to an end without staying up past your bedtime at the only place #BuiltForKids! There’s still time to enjoy fireworks, dance parties and all the other exciting summertime fun with our new event, LEGOLAND Night Lights!

LEGOLAND Night LightsFinal dates for the Lightiest Nightiest Nights of All take place this Saturday and Sunday!

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Meet LEGO® NINJAGO™ Kai and Nya along with NEXO KNIGTS™ Lance
  • Dance and sing with your favorite BFFs in “Olivia’s Night Light Extravaganza”
  • Find all the LEGO stars for a chance to win a sweet prize
  • Light up the night with a spectacular fireworks show

…and more! And it’s all included with regular park admission.

LEGOLAND Night Lights

Visit our events page for show and activity times!

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Olivia, Mia, Emma, Stephanie and Andrea shine in the spotlight during LEGOLAND® Night Lights with a brand-new show

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_HEARTLAKE_0002Help Olivia throw a special dance party in honor of our new summer event,  LEGOLAND® Night Lights! All her friends are there, too!

“Olivia’s Night Light Extravaganza” takes place in Heartlake Hall at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for the nightiest lightiest performance of all!

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_HEARTLAKE_0004Dance and sing along as The LEGO® Friends work against the odds to deliver a rockin’ time!

Your favorite BFF’s are hosting “Friends to the Rescue” at 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

All LEGOLAND Night Lights activities and shows are included with park admission!

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Two skilled members of the WU-CRU and one shiny knight want to meet YOU during LEGOLAND® Night Lights

Wanna meet a ninja? How about two?

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NINJAGO_0013Kai and Nya of LEGO® NINJAGO™ show off their martial arts moves every Saturday and Sunday through July during LEGOLAND® Night Lights, the awesome new summertime event taking place exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Come meet the brother-and-sister warriors!

For dashing Lance Richmond of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, looking less than perfect in pictures is his least favorite thing, so bring your best smile for photos with this charming guy. Lance’s coolness level makes for an awesome snapshot during “The Lightiest Nightiest Nights of All.”

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NINJAGO_0005Kai, Nya and Lance are available from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at an indoor meet-and-greet location next to Lakeside Sandwich Co. during each date of LEGOLAND Night Lights.

Over at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, you can catch Lance and the other Knighton heroes daily in “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Creativity,” an all-new, theatrical attraction that combines stunning 3D computer animation with “4D”  effects like wind, water and fog in an action-packed adventure against Jestro and the Book of Monsters.

At 9 p.m., be sure to visit Pirates’ Cove for our spectacular, brick-tacular LEGO NINJAGO fireworks show over Lake Eloise to end the night.

All the fun of LEGOLAND Night Lights is included with park admission – no extra ticket required!

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

LEGOLAND® Night Lights fun continues every weekend through July

All the summertime fun of our new event, LEGOLAND® Night Lights, continues every Saturday and Sunday through July. Take a look:

For a complete list of everything happening exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, pick up a free event guide on your way into the theme park.

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

The summer celebration continues with a patriotic fireworks display July 4 during LEGOLAND® Night Lights

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NIGHTLIGHTS_0026On Monday, July 4, grab a pair of our special viewing glasses and head over to Pirates’ Cove for a red, brick and blue spectacular! The free glasses are available beginning at 8 p.m. before the shores of Lake Eloise fill up with a patriotic presentation to end another awesome day of LEGOLAND® Night Lights, our all-new summertime event included with park admission.

In addition to all the LEGOLAND Night Lights fun, on July 4 only kids can join a special star-spangled activity inside the new Imagination Zone. Help us create a giant American flag out of LEGO® bricks starting at 11 a.m.2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NIGHTLIGHTS_0014

Upgrade to a VIP Fireworks Experience by calling (855) 753-7777. For just $30 per person plus tax, you get reserved seating for the show, several yummy snacks and an exclusive LEGO collector’s button. Space is limited, so reserve your space now! Annual Passholders get 10 percent off.

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Get your boogie on at the DJ Glow Dance Party during LEGOLAND® Night Lights

Jump, spin and two-step your hearts out as the music booms over Project X and AQUAZONE® Wave Racers!

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NIGHTLIGHTS_0003Now through July, DJ Sparky Plug is mixing a playlist #BuiltforKids every Saturday and Sunday night during LEGOLAND® Night Lights, the awesome new summertime party happening only at LEGOLAND Florida Resort!

The DJ Glow Dance Party kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in LEGO® Technic, featuring kid-friendly pop hits, colored lights and appearances from some of your favorite LEGO characters.

It’s the perfect way to get your enthusiasm going before we light up the sky over Lake Eloise with the exclusive LEGO® NINJAGO™ themed fireworks spectacular.

2016.06.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_NIGHTLIGHTS_0009Shimmy your way to LEGOLAND Night Lights this weekend! “The Lightiest Nightiest Nights of All” continue July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31, and are totally included with park admission. If you’re here, you’re in!

 

 

Previously:

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
2016.06.20_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_DIS_0034

Make-A-Wish kid claims victory against NASCAR great Casey Mears in MINILAND 400

Earlier today, 10-year-old Layla Popoff of Orlando, Fla., zoomed to victory in the MINILAND 400 against veteran NASCAR driver Casey Mears, during a special event #BuiltForKids to celebrate the giant new Daytona International Speedway model at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

MINILAND 400

NASCAR driver Casey Mears, left, races 10-year-old Layla Popoff of Orlando, Fla., in the MINILAND 400.

Driving the No. 00 car in honor of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, which returns to the “World Center of Racing” on July 2, Layla was a tough competitor for Casey, who drove a kid-sized version of his No. 13 GEICO car for Germain Racing.

MINILAND 400After taking off from between LEGO® models of the Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol in MINILAND USA, Layla and Casey quickly reached a top speed of nearly four miles per hour in the electric vehicles borrowed from our popular Driving School attraction.

MINILAND 400

Casey’s dreams of a MINILAND 400 victory came to abrupt end when he crashed into a wall of giant LEGO bricks near the finish line.

Neck-and-neck they zoomed past the New York City skyline, remaining close as they barreled down the Las Vegas Strip.  With the finish line in sight at the new Daytona display, Casey suddenly plowed into a pile of giant LEGO bricks near Kennedy Space Center while Layla raced ahead to claim victory.  Her prize? A giant LEGO trophy accepted with a triumphant smile. Take a look:

Layla was selected for the one-of-a-kind race with the assistance of Merlin’s Magic Wand, a global charity that has helped nearly 300,000 children and their families enjoy a magical day out at more than 100 attractions operated around the world by Merlin Entertainments, parent company of LEGOLAND. Earlier this year, Layla’s dream of a huge backyard playhouse was fulfilled by Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

MINILAND 400Afterward, the friendly competitors headed to the theme park’s new Imagination Zone.  Let me tell you, this place is what your LEGO dreams are made of.  It’s filled with hands-on LEGO building activities where kids can put their imaginations into overdrive.

Imagination Zone

After the MINILAND 400 race, Casey and Layla headed to the new Wheels Zone inside Imagination Zone, where they built and tested LEGO race cars.

Since Casey is a racing expert (even if he did get beat by a 10-year-old) he gave several young fans great tips for building creative LEGO vehicles to race down timed ramps in the new Wheels Zone. I wonder who had more fun, Casey or the kids?

MINILAND 400

Layla helped Casey and Chip Wile, president of Daytona International Speedway, place Minilander likenesses of the two men into the giant new LEGO model of the “World Center of Racing.”

2016.06.20_LEGOLANDFLORIDA_DIS_0064Casey’s fans can watch him in the Coke Zero 400 at the real Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 2. Good luck, Casey!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone