PICS: Get assembled at the biggest Legoland coming to New York in 2020

2018-08-31 14:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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This Legoland in Goshen, New York, sounds like it might just out-Lego all those that came before it.

With a opening date set for 2020, Legoland New York Resort looks like it will be the biggest yet, creating a multi-day experience that every bricks-obsessed kid is going to want to drag their parents to. The resort will be made up of eight themed lands, a Legoland Hotel and over 50 rides, all designed specifically for kids aged between two and 12, according to its website. 

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“Built on a 500-acre site just 60 miles northwest of New York City, LEGOLAND New York Resort is the first major theme park in decades to be built in the northeast – aiming to be the ultimate family destination for visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and beyond,” says the head of public relations North America for Merlin Entertainments Julie Estrada. The company is investing $350 million (about R4,1 billion at R14,68/R) into Legoland New York, the biggest investment Merlin has ever made into a single theme park.

Lego being lego, they unveiled the first look of the resort with a 10-foot Lego model of the entire park, consisting of more than 135 000 bricks that took 20 Master Model Builders 1 300 hours to design and construct. 

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Lego model of legoland new york resort

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Aerial view of legoland new york resort

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Staying at the Legoland Hotel will also be like being transported right into a Lego movie. Each room will be themed according to a popular Lego toy, and will also have a restaurant with a kid-sized buffet table and children's activities every night to tire them out for bed time.

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Legoland hotel

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Castle-themed kids room in lego hotel

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Take a tour through the 8 lands ready to transport you and your kids to a world of bricks, dragons and splashing pirates. 

Miniland

The heart of every Legoland, Miniland is where everyone can feel like a giant walking through miniature versions of famous cities and landmarks from around the world. New York City will obviously be a big feature here, including animated pedestrians and a moving subway.

Family looking at a miniature lego citiy

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

The Factory

Exclusive to the New York resort, this section will make you feel like a Minifigure! Everything is built life-size so that you feel like you're inside a Lego set, and the Great Lego Adventure ride will have you experience the whole manufacturing process up until the a lego toy lands up in the hands of an oversized child.

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Oversized lego sculptors

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Bricktopia

This is where kids (and a few adults) can let their imaginations fly with the help of Master Model Builders ready to test out your new creations. Here you'll find the Imagination Celebration ride and the Stepping Stones ready to trigger Lego instruments with a light nudge.

Big scientist lego minifigure towering

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Lego Ninjago World

If you loved the movie, you can become a ninja through Training Camp, where you'll learn the ins-and-outs of martial arts before embarking on the Ninjago ride where you'll have to battle the Great Devourer with only your hands!

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Ninjas posing in front of doga

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Heartlake City

Lego Friends Emma, Olivia, Stephanie, Andrea and Mia hang out in this land, ready to be your friend! There will be a balloon ride over their hometown of Pinefall Woods and you can taste Granny's Apple Fries - apparently a Legoland favourite.

Three girls posing in front of life-sized leego fr

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Knights' Kingdom

Ready to slay a dragon? Within the Lego Castle you'll find princesses, wizards and knights, and a Dragon Coaster designed especially for young children.

Lego dragon rollercoaster

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Lego City

Kids can learn how to be a firefighters, attend the Lego Driving school and meet Minifigures in the 'city's' restaurants, shops and theatre.

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Family in a red lego firetruck

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

Pirate Shores

From knights and ninjas to pirates! A couple of ship-tastic rides will have families taking on storms and hungry beasts with water guns.

Kids on pirate ships with water guns

(Photo: Legoland New York Resort)

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